Retiring military officers receive a two-hour lesson on how to speak and — perhaps more important — dress like a civilian. Troops are becoming aware that perfecting their clothing and mannerisms may give them an edge over other job applicants.
June 8, 2012 Maj. Cindy Blassingame, 53, modeled a red silk scarf and black suit for an image consultant as part of the Army Career and Alumni Program Transition Assistance Program. “I’m genuinely excited to retire the uniform,” she said. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post Buy Photo