Daniel Dopler
"Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better it tastes!"
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"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
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-Leonardo di Vinci-

Hey, I’m Danny and welcome to one of my experiments. I am an 18 year military service member who is starting to look at life after my military service. I have seen many friends and colleagues move on from their military service, while some have thrived, others have struggled. One thing I have consistently heard is that it is never to early to have a game plan for when you leave. 

I don’t know what this site will become, maybe a creative outlet, an online resume, a personal branding site, or maybe just my piece of the internet that no one can take from me. If anyone enjoys this content please let me know. Right now this is a digital white board that capturing my thoughts, ideas and hopefully my actions. I may have long absences, but it is my intent to return to and continue working through the process. The plan is to use this blog to share my processes and hopefully assist you through your own ideas.  While the information, knowledge and processes might find some importance I do not want to forget about the psychological aspects, like identity after major live changes that is often forgotten or not mentioned. I invite you to share your ideas and wisdom as I examine what military retirement looks like for the a military dude in his 40’s ponders.



Military Retirement
What do I want to do when I grow up? Do I start A business? How the hell do I do that? Do I go back to school? Do I want to be the old guy in the back of the class? Wait, I have to take the GMAT?
Career Transition
What options do I have with my experience? How do I properly reflect that on a resume? Do I need to be a Lean 6 Sigma, Agile, SCRUM, Project Management Professional, Master Training Specialist to get a job in the this market? Do I want to do something similar or complete change career fields?
Career Transition
When I am no longer a Navy EOD Tech, Who am I? What will I say when people ask what I do?