Can I Receive Credit for my Civilian Experience without Prior Military Service?

RLA urgently needs certain skill sets which can result in an entry level rank that more reflects an applicant’s professional expertise than his/her prior service. This means that applicants who may not have military experience, but do have valuable higher education and civilian expertise, may qualify for specific commissioned or non-commissioned officer ranks. RLA also acts as a staging point to gain more experience with potential entry into the National Guard or Regular Armed Forces.