Since you have a military background, I will give you a military welcome. Welcome Aboard to ADI EmeraldStorms! I was kind of like you, not really that involved with Star Citizen until the Verse dropped and I saw all the cool updates since I last played. I joined ADI before the Verse dropped but was not all that involved until seeing the game now progressing in strides and there were some real life challenges as well. In fact, I was almost dropped from ADI for inactivity but I told the Staff Member I was waiting to see where the game was progressing before committing more and that I had real life challenges at the time. A little while later, playing SC a lot more, joining Org Ops, and in the beginning phases of ADI Staff.
Hope to see you in the Verse!