I appreciate your response and those tips are really useful and valuable. 1- I looked up that work on Amazon and it should be coming in the mail any day now. 2- I have been trying to network as much as possible, reaching out to some local alumni of my high school and any other USNA alum I can get in touch with in the area. 3- I have been in touch with and using those services that help out junior officers trying to make the transition. 4- I do have a Secret clearance from USNA. 6- I can already see the amount of help GovLoop members are willing to offer without even much outreach from myself, other than this post, it has been terrific. I will send you an email with some of the specifics you requested.