Hello everyone. First of all, my apologies if I've posted this in the wrong section. I know some forums can be pretty strict about that sort of thing. I'm currently Active-duty Military (Marine Corps, 5 years in service) and nearing my contract expiration. Due to a physical complication, I'm unable to re-enlist, and am considering a career in education. (High School level English/Lit to be specific.) The only thing currently preventing me from pulling the trigger on my G.I. Bill is the uncertainty that someone like myself can get a job. My appearance to be more specific. I'm 22 and look relatively young for my age. I've got both arms fully sleeved in tattoos, none of which are offensive in any way and are done tastefully (in my humble opinion). They are completely covered by a long-sleeve shirt, nothing below the upper wrists or above the collarbone. As previously stated, five years of active military service with multiple tours overseas. I'm also concerned that I might be a little overly rigid for the job. I unfortunately do not qualify for Troops to Teachers. I'm seeing it in two ways. On one hand, I feel that I don't fit into the appropriate image. On the other hand, I feel strongly that someone in my position could really make a positive impact on a lot of kids' lives. I was an absolutely horrid student myself in High School, or maybe just typical. I never did my homework (ever), I skipped school consistently, and was always more concerned with the next party. This might be sort of biased, but sometimes I feel like if I had a teacher back then that was a lot like I am now, some things might have been different. I'd really appreciate some advice and/or guidance from the more experienced crowd. Thanks in advance.