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I am a recently departed Gunner's Mate Second Class and I would like to continue to work with weapons in a civilian job, however other then law enforcement, I have no idea where to start. Can any one help guide me in the right direction?


darrell wilhite Newport News, VA

Small arms repairer, crew served operator, and 34 ft sea ark qualified Boat captain certified.

29 April 2015 6 replies Military to Civilian Transition



Markee Cuevas Escalon, CA

PS, federal jobs are good too, but still cop-like.


Markee Cuevas Escalon, CA

Are you good around children? If so, please email me:

Only if you would be interested in becoming a part of a new branch of police force, reserved for veterans specifically and also for currently serving troops.

Good luck!


Kelly Williams Newark, DE

With your military background, you may want to consider federal employment.

1. You receive a preference during the hiring process (for most applications);
2. You can buy back your time towards retirement.

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We use two different formats for corporate and federal applications. I can send you examples of each to get you started.
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Deb Miller Bardstown, KY

Hi, thanks for your service! Try That is where I started when I got home. It has something new every week. USPS posts their own jobs at There are several companies throughout the US who build custom weapons who seek experienced personnel like you. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need help in your career search.


Deborah Meyer Columbus, OH

Darrell: Are there manufacturing companies that you might also wish to seek out? Also for small business - firing ranges (perhaps opening your own). Weapons training & safety programs? Just some thoughts. Good Luck!


Neil Serafin Sequim, WA

Work on the wholesale side as a sales rep. for a major arms manufacturer. Example, Colt, Savage, Browning. You have great knowledge. Get your sales hat on and get a territory.

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