Orders to Nowhere: The After Action Report from a Career Marine’s Transition Back to the Civilian World


This book by a retired lieutenant colonel guides servicemembers as they transition from their military careers to civilian life.

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By Lt. Col. Michael D. Grice USMC (Ret.)
#9005  Demystifying the uncertainty and ambiguity that surrounds getting out of the military, Orders to Nowhere is the comprehensive After Action Report of a career Marine’s transition from the tightly knit military world back to the civilian world.
Tens of thousands of servicemembers transition back into the civilian world each and every year. The change from life in uniform to life beyond the military is a significant emotional event for everyone who experiences it.
Hanging up your uniform for the last time isn’t easy, and this book was written to help explain the overwhelming process and make it easier for military members planning to get out, while they are in the midst of transition, or after they become veterans.
Mike Grice is an award-winning writer, retired from the military, and an intrepid explorer of the military transition process. Orders to Nowhere is the journal of his experiences , but it is also the story of every serviceperson who goes back to civilian life. The book gives an inside look at the widely varied aspects of military-to-civilian transformation, from start to completion.
The book contains over 160 lessons learned and recommendations that can help anyone going through the military to civilian transition avoid making costly mistakes.
272 pages. Softcover. November 2013. PRICING: $21.95. SPECIALS: 10 copies for $199.95; 100 copies for $1,629.00 Please see the Product Options box above when ordering.

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