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TAOnline staff has meticulously organized the most current and relevant transitioning military related books to help you easily determine the reading material most suitable for your situation. Click through the Title links below to get a quick synopsis of each book of interest.

Getting a Civilian Job

  1. Veterans: DO THIS! GET HIRED! Proven Advice For Veterans That Need A Job
  2. Job Search: Marketing Your Military Experience, 5th Edition

Getting a Federal Job

  1. Roadmap to the Senior Executive Service: How to Find SES Jobs, Determine Your Qualifications, and Develop Your SES Application
  2. How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions and More!
  3. The Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available, and How To Write A Federal Resume
  4. Ten Steps to a Federal Job, 3rd edition

Resume Writing

  1. Roadmap to Job-Winning Military to Civilian Resumes
  2. Military-to-Civilian Resumes and Letters: How to Best Communicate Your Strengths to Employers
  3. Expert Resumes for Military-To-Civilian Transitions, 2nd Ed

Military to Civilian Transition Guide

  1. Warrior to Patriot Citizen: Transition your military service and skills to your new civilian adventure
  2. Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition
  3. Military Transition to Civilian Success: The Complete Guide for Veterans and Their Families
  4. Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide: A Career Transition Guide for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard Personnel, and Veterans
  5. Military-To-Civilian Career Transition 2nd Ed: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members (Military-To-Civilian Career Transition Guide)
  6. Leaving Active Duty: Real-life Stories and Advice for Junior Military Officers
  7. Sell Like a Marine: Close More Sales with the Proven Principles of World-Class Leadership

Military to Civilian Translations

  1. A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces - Barbara Schading and Richard Schading

Title:A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces

Author:Barbara Schading, Richard Schading

Publication Date:December 22, 2006

A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine? If someone calls you a "Cat 4" should you be honored or offended?

Do you feel lost when it comes to all things military? Sure, you hear things on the news and maybe you know someone who is in the military, but you probably have a hard time fully grasping the acronyms, equipment, and protocol they discuss. That's where A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military can help. Author Barbara Schading decodes all things military for you. She discusses each branch—Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard—in simple terms you can understand. You'll get the background information, an easy-to-read chart showing rank and insignia, and an explanation of the organization of each branch.

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