Looks like I have been accepted for the new VRAP(Veterans Retraining Assistance Program): in which yours truly will go back to college. Which is excellent since I can get another degree that has nothing to do with the one I currently hold.
I am entering the field of welding. Why welding you ask? We have a federal facility that is always is begging for new buildings and other projects that need welders. Plus if this economy ever picks up there is another Department of Energy partner that will need at least 4 years of building work out here. Lastly should the worst come to worst I will be able to modify vehicles with armor.
So I have requested transcripts from my former alma mater and my high school (which I am still scratching my head over) and I am studying to retake the math portion of the ACT test. I will say this; I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I am not the guy who you ask to calculate trajectories to launch missiles into space. While I can do algebra, I have to work twice as hard to get it to "click" to something I understand. I did find a good learning resource for either; parents who have children, or those are needing a math "refresher" please do yourself a favor and go to this website: http://www.khanacademy.org/ they have a ton of useful classes that any prepper could use.
To say I am apprehensive is an understatement. This plan can go sideways at any point since there is only one slot left, pending a math test, transcripts do not make it in time, etc., etc.. I am cautiously excited for this new opportunity and it goes to show you that God always has a plan for you.