MachinegunJoe: You bring up some common concerns most of us had when making the Military-to-Civilian career transition. I always remind Veterans to think about how they felt BEFORE they got in the military. Fear of the unknown, what's it going to be like, will I fit in, etc.
It might be helpful to talk to some other Veterans who have made the transition already. Ask around. Get some first-hand information from some Veterans who went through the thought process and decisions you're thinking about.
And, check out some of the articles on GOING CIVILIAN as they might address some of your concerns. I had them too.
Feel free to ask questions and let's hear from the Community.