DAB? Central Florida TRACON, mofo! You'd better straighten out those Echo Romeos before I bust a cap in dat azz... No V3 for you! (/end humorous geographical references)I was Army ATC/93c from 97-02. at Rucker from 98-00 at Cairns, Korea 00-01 Camp Red Cloud TTCS, Henry Post TWR until I got out in 02. I worked NTC Ft. Irwin until 05 DOD contract, then opened Watkins TWR in East Denver for SERCO. Joined the FAA working at Daytona Beach in 07 still work here for now.
The Army helped me get started in ATC, I was lucky and got a couple of CTOs. The contract companies won't even talk to you without one. If going contract I would recommend SERCO, good company to work for.