Yes, you should put your military service on your resume. Your military service is an asset because many employers value the skills and experience veterans possess.
When putting your military experience on your resume, make sure to:
- use a military skills translator to find and highlight any transferrable hard and soft skills you gained from your military experience
- translate military terms, jargon, and other common military acronyms into civilian-friendly language that a hiring manager will understand
- convert military ranks into civilian job titles
- omit any combat or otherwise graphic details
Additionally, when including your accomplishments and work history in your military experience, use hard numbers and include action verbs instead of phrases such as “responsible for” and “duties included.”