Just wanted to say thanks to all that have contributed their
opinions to my question. I have decided to go with C#, based
on the area I'm moving to - most of the work there is using
MS type solutions. Second, I'm going to try to get a part-time
job while I wrap up the last year and a half with the military,
so I can get more "applicable experience". And, on the side, I
am going to plug away at the MCSD for the .NET platform/C#.

Again, thanks to all.