A military career means moving and sometimes it means moving right away. The surprise PCS is one of the most dreaded events because it turns your world upside down with very little time to adapt, a million questions to answer, and no time to get everything done.
Follow these tips to help make the surprise PCS as painless as possible and maybe even enjoyable.
Short notice PCS moves can be a positive experience when you set about to create a personal and family attitude that the move will be positive. Planning, a short visit to get everyone excited, and using social media as a planning tool all help reduce the fear and increase the excitement. Have a great move!
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About the Author: Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 350 articles in over 180 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and www.CombatToCorporate.com.
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