I finish my degree in Computer Science this summer and I am currently in the US Army. I get out in 18 months and would like to be a programmer. I know I need to work on programming as much as I can and learn as many languages. Java is next and independently I want to learn C# and .NET
What are some things I can do after I finish my degree to help myself transition into a programming job? Being that I am in the Infantry my resume is hurting other then management skills etc.
I would like to volunteer for projects just for the experience while I am still in the service but I don't know where. Oddly google does't come up with very much.