Started in the programming business using Pascal, VB3-6, COBOL, ECL/JCL and now have been lucky enough to convert those projects to .NET, JAVA and work with HTML.
Some of the time I spent in the Army was working with LOS Networks (Go Army!) - more specificly the MSE equipment. Multiple Subscriber Equipment made by GTE - quite fun trying to link-up comms to a site 15K+ away.
Even had some computer sales experience from a major retail store (won't mention which store - HINT! Out of business now). :-)