Even with conviction, if you are a veteran you may be eligible for a variety of services from the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs).
You will need proof of identify when you are released to find get housing, find a job and for many other activities.
There are rights that protect parolees from being unfairly discriminated against when interviewing for positions, but it is also important to understand what information employers may need in the hiring process.
Getting your high school diploma and improving your math and reading skills can increase your chances of finding a job.
Having clean, neat clothes can help you get a job and housing after release.