Being retired Navy myself, I applaud your focus, and I think the results of your efforts will serve your employer well.
I've known many who've had to change careers as they left the military and some chose IT, usually returning to school to get the required training. Those usually find placement through the school or recruiters at the school. In the handful of forums I frequent, I don't think I've heard but maybe one person asking for advice who was making the military-to-civilian transition. I can't say they don't come to these forums, but if they do, they don't identify themselves that way. But if they're here, clearly stating that that's the kind of experience you're looking for should get their attention.
Good luck. Your cause is a good one for all involved.