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Old 02-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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Forest Service has a logistics lead on every incident team sent to large fires. They also plan and develop responses in the cold season and order stock for the incident warehouses scattered around the nation.

FEMA also has logistics people.

As a veteran. federal agencies have to come up with justifications not to hire you if you are even remotely qualified.
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What is the current field you are in now? I agree with the federal route with the logistics field there are always slots available and decent upward mobility. I ask what field your in now because a lot of agencies have student postings where you do that job while getting being enrolled in your program most of those have a step program like you go in as a gs5 after a year promoted to gs7 and reach full potential upon graduation as a gs9 also a lot of the agencies have tuition reimbursement so you can save your post 9-11 towards a grad degree


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You can always start a drug cartel. The US government will even give you free guns.
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Government Contract Work.

Any contractor has to pay what the DOL Wage Determination Statement says for the area you are looking to get in.

(And the Rock Island Arsenal Illinois may have a contractor that could meet your needs. http://www.ria.army.mil/sites/about/employment.cfm)
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Google "Freight Broker". I've got a buddy that does this based out of Chicago.


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It may not be what you want or where you want to end up, but Fred W. Smith, founder and CEO of Federal Express served in the Marine Corp. from 1966 - 1969. That info. may serve you well. Check Wikipedia for more info. on him.
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Government Contract Work.

Any contractor has to pay what the DOL Wage Determination Statement says for the area you are looking to get in.

(And the Rock Island Arsenal Illinois may have a contractor that could meet your needs. http://www.ria.army.mil/sites/about/employment.cfm)
This is very true. My father (in his late 50's now) is a supervisor for a construction company that specializes in Gov. contracts. Has been for last 20 yrs or so.

I have no idea how much money he makes because I don't even think he has to keep track anymore. It's damn near ridiculous. LOL


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Lots of good tips. Thanks y'all.

Since I am essentially starting from square one in a couple months for my Bachelor's degree, I'm considering an online IT degree. Ready, go.
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Take a look here: http://www.bowheadsupport.com/

We have contracts all over the US.

Another: http://www.fidelitytech.com/
http://www.cubic.com/
http://web.governmentcontractors.org/
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To get anywhere in it you need to constantly go to school for continuing education. My original job in the army was radio comsec repair I had to learn how to fix all sorts of high tech gadgets that controlled frequency hopping and satellite radios everything that I learned there is now obsolete and that was about 10 years ago. Like I said federal is the way to go usajobs.gov is a pain to get used to you have to use keywords in your resumes to get a better chance of getting selected you have to know what hiring authorities you fall under and you have to read all of the announcement so you know what paperwork you need to scan in but once your in its regular step increases every year and it's impossible damn near to get let go


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