A while back I posted a question about the issue of stand alone certs, verses certs and a degree, in regard to a realistic advancing career, and I was given a fairly decisive, ( and appreciated ) response. Basically my intuition was confirmed, that the Bachelors is really the only way to go.
At this point however, having decided that I am going to take that direction, I have another question. I'm thinking of enlisting in the National Guard to help offset the cost of tuition. I want to get a degree in Networking, and get certified in Network +, Linux +, Security +, and Server +, then either MCSE or CCNA and then CCNE. My question is, will National Guard service open any doors to career opportunities in the government sector pertaining to these skills?
Again, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.