Well if you're in the Army,and you're a Hawk driver... then you must know at least a FEW buddies who left to go fly for an airline.
I know two guys off the top of my head, who finished their contractual six years, and left to go fly for an airline. Both were CW2[P] and both had roughly the same amount of hours, as you cited.
But I think it's a lot like any other good job a person can get coming out of the military - it's not so much what you know, but who you know!
Your men have to follow your orders. They don't have to go to your funeral.