Fleet Week New York City 2006 LT JG Kris Garland 860-625-9476 kristine.garland@associates.dhs.govPresident Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget for next year. It includes tax increases on the wealthy and spending on things like roads and job training. Little of it will pass the Republican House. The budget would also shrink the armed forces. This could mean tens of thousands of service members will join the civilian workforce. Jim Reed retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel in 2011. After 27 years and nine combat deployments, he went looking for a job as a civilian. Reed says he thought he was well-positioned. “I’m a nurse anesthetist, so an easily transferable skill — something hospitals can use every day throughout the country,” Reed says. Still, he had a tough time. He has worked at three hospitals in three years, and he’s been laid off twice. MORE