This is a topic I've been fretting about for a couple of years now. I served in the USAF as an Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic for 13 years and can no longer do my job due to blowing out both of my knees. I'm now studying to become an IT professional, but I don't have a clue of how to translate (or import) my years of mechanical/military experience over to the IT side of the house. This transition of trade skills is like comparing apples to oranges for me.
If anyone is interested I could do a copy/paste of my current resume that concentrates on my mechanical/supervisory skills. And no, I haven't gotten any IT certifications yet, I messed up in planning my education due to CompTIA creating a new lifecycle standard in order to keep certs current so I'm back to the beginning of studying A+.