Mike_2817 came up vwith a valid point in another thread when he said that the reason so many ex-squaddies are going for degrees is that civvy employers do not either a. Rate military trade skills. b. Have any idea about the level of training soldiers obtain and what they are qualified to do. c. Military qualifications are not worth the paper they are printed on once you enter the real world because of point b. Has anyone here encountered apathy and general lack of knowlede of military trade skills?