Thanks for the vote of confidence, RG, I'll try not to disappoint. My experience is as retired corporal with 23+ years as a combat engineer. How successful you are as a former Sapper depends on a lot of factors, mostly to do with qualifications and rank attained while you served. Many Sr NCOs and WOs get good positions with small to medium municipalities as public works directors and supervisors, also in the private sector as road and infrastructure managers. My own experience as a retired Cpl is not so glamorous, but I do okay. I was fortunate enough to get pretty much all the "Gucci" courses available to a Sapper, less the earth moving stuff that really wasn't my bag. When I retired, I left the base on a Thursday, and was working as a service manager in a commercial water purification equipment company on the Monday. In the past four years I have spent my summers and a good chunk of the winters doing UXO\EOD work in Petawawa for the 450 MHLH Sqn, CSOR, and TAPV barn facilities land clearance projects there. My results may not be typical, but neither are they unrealistic.