The short answer: Yes, definitely!
I've have had clients who, during their strategic interviews, mentioned military backgrounds and/or current military service, yet their current resumes omitted it. Invariably, the clients expressed concern that putting their military service on their resumes would hurt their job prospects. You should absolutely be including this on your resume!
In the eyes of professional hiring managers, military experience represents valuable job-related--and often leadership--skills that can be applied to nearly any civilian position. Not only that, most companies receive a variety of incentives for hiring and retaining those who are actively serving as well as veterans, and the law protects active duty service members and veterans from discrimination both on the job and in hiring practices.
So, don't hesitate to ask your resume writer to put your military experience on your resume, whether it be in your detailed work history or as some type of summary, such as relevant experience or as a career note. A professional, credentialed writer will know how to best present it on your behalf.
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Melissa Kelley CPRW has more than 25 years' editing and writing experience, as well as a background in automotive purchasing and secondary education (English/social studies/French); she has specifically been writing resumes since 2006. Her motivation to write resumes began when a relative went nearly six months without a response to his resume, all due to a simple misspelling that Microsoft Word didn't flag as a spelling error. Within six weeks after Melissa provided a simple copyedit to his resume, her relative had a new job.