National Guard and Active duty both in Army
Public Affairs Specialist (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 18, 2018
The military is a great experience, and this is true for the national guard. In the end, it is all what you make of it. Are you going to get rich doing it? No, but active duty is steady pay and National Guard reserves is a little extra money (300-400) for a couple days plus you get college money and work experience. If you are completely against discipline, teamwork, having to train or work in tough areas during a deployment, then this probably isn't your thing. But if you want to serve your country and make the most out of the opportunity, it's a great experience. There definitely will be good leaders and bad leaders, and you may like some units more than others (just like any other workplace). But what you make of it is really a result of what you put into it.I spent 6 years active duty and 4 years in the guard and I have no regrets.
education benefits, life and job experience, a chance to deploy and see new places
deploying to dangerous places, pay isn't spectacular