I'm a Staff Sergeant with a little over 11 years in, currently on indef reenlistment. Single, no dependents, 29 years old, good health. Now, for various reasons, I've been seriously considering filing for early separation. My questions have to do with transferring to a federal job.
Now, I know that no federal job will keep me on my 20 year retirement like the Army, but if I were to switch over, what benefits would I keep? I heard once long ago, granted from a barracks lawyer, that your time in service rolls over in some way. How does that work? I'm not considering a GS job with the Army, but some other type of job. What would I be looking at as far as downgrades? I know I would lose my full Tricare coverage. How does retirement time work after? What are good websites to find listings for government jobs?
Thanks for all the help!