I lol'd about the idea of a magic formula where an abbreviated amount of military experience = some vast amount of civilian experience.
If that's the case, then all my combat training should've given me around a two year head start on getting my black belt in karate.
Maybe all that time I spent in the water will shave a few hours off a PADI class, too.
Just a little comment about the 'military-gonna-due-civilian-medevac' idea. One dark and stormy night I got a call from a 'guy' who was looking for flight paramedics for a "new program" somewhere west of the Mississippi. Turns out he was an O-3 pilot, and this was a military operation that had some helicopters that lacked any purpose, and they were going to onboard some flight medics back into uniform and start offering medevac services to the naive citizens of their fine state...it was an effort to avoid sequestration and preserve whatever country-club gig they had going on.
I didn't need another DD214, so I declined. Plus I figured this act of desperation was going to be run about as efficiently as a last-minute TDY, and I wanted no part of it. I later learned that there was some adventure in Afghanistan that saved their jobs. Given the current lack of love that this admin has for the military, I wouldn't be surprised if this is a repeat performance.
I just wanna throw this one out there; anyone who talks about military medicine and hasn't been in the military...FOS. It's mostly irrelevant to your particular, ummmmm, goals, but I just wanted to get that off my chest.
Now I'm going to level with you about the stuff you won't read about on job applications, career guides, or the BLS occupational outlook summaries for flight paramedics; many flight programs aren't going to give a flippidy doodah about your military experience. Some may even consider it a liability. The elephant in the room is that the nation is saturated with flight programs, and anyone who is able to squeeze into one of the flight suits that look like NASCAR pit crew and ride around in low-budget 30-year old single engine helicopters that shouldn't even be carrying a stretcher is going to find a job as a flight medic somewhere. Option #2 is the political route...that works well for many. Point is, don't be discouraged. Assembling a few functional elements of being a reasonably good paramedic is going to put you well on the path to getting that life-affirming paramedic job.
"Miserere stultus qui dicit latin." Contemporary French Linguist Insenescence