On the morning of May 29th, 2012, I entered the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead wearing a blue dress shirt, a tie, and slacks. My shoes and belt matched and I was motivated. I even wore my USMC tie clasp as proof. I was taking my first steps into the civilian job market. With everything I'd learned and had been through in the Marines, I was ready. Specifically, I was attending an H2H job fair as well as resume and transition counseling hosted by GE's Veteran's Network.