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Great Learning Experience
165TH CSSB Intelligence Officer (Former Employee) –  Bossier City, LAMay 25, 2017
The guard can be very rewarding and take you places that others only talk about or see on television. Being self motivated and hard working will help you throughout your career.
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Serving the country that serves you
Corporal/E4 (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 25, 2017
Being a part of the military is something I believe everyone who is a citizen should be a part of. The military would have taken me very far, but in my situation, in my unit, there were soldiers who took care of themselves more than their soldiers. Very unfortunate indeed.
Pros
You get to serve your country
Cons
Hope you get a unit that has brothers and sisters rather than rats and snakes
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Squad Leader
Non Commissioned Officer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 25, 2017
My experience in the military was pretty good. Helped bring the leader out of me. Learn discipline, learning how to deal with different personalities.
Pros
teamwork. travel, compensation
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Strong growth as an individual and team
Military Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILMay 25, 2017
Serving in the Army National Guard has strongly pushed self development through online and physical training. The team mindset is always there and as soldiers grow individually the Army team gets stronger.
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advancement
Aviation Operations specialist (Current Employee) –  Edgewood, MDMay 25, 2017
Constantly learning new positions, great experience to apply to civilian work. Always meeting new and exciting people in different locations and jobs.
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Great work environment and not meant for everyone.
Team leader (Infantryman) (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 25, 2017
There is no way to explain the military because it is not meant for everyone and not everyone can maintain this life style over a 10 year tenure. Other than this the benefits outweigh everything else involved in the military.
Pros
Benefits are cheap
Cons
Long days
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Very Future Beneficial.
88M Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Hopkinsville, KYMay 24, 2017
Being a part of the U.S. Army, the National Guard will get you prepared for deployment while allowing the option of knowledge of the Army itself. The pay is high starting off and the Kentucky National Guard always offers 100% paid college tuition.
Pros
High Pay, Easy Advancement, Free Tuition
Cons
Makes Finding A Full-Time Job Harder
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Vertical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALMay 24, 2017
i haven't had the best experience. different for everybody. i have served and met my requirements and eager to begin civilian career. did help me pay for college. and some good benefits.
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dependent on job
11B Infantryman (Former Employee) –  Dowagiac, MIMay 24, 2017
Talk to a recruiter if you are interested. Your experience will depend on your MOS and many other factors. If you have any interest talk to a recruiter.
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Demanding, but worthwhile
Battalion Paralegal Specialist (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ 85004May 24, 2017
A typical day at the office consists of:

-Going over what needs to get done during drill weekend, administrative separations packets, reductions, or article 15's
- Doing as much as possible considering the large backlog for the office
-Discussing what could have been done better, or more efficiently before heading out for the day
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Excellent future
Supply Specialist (Current Employee) –  West Jordan, UTMay 24, 2017
Have had the honor to work for the Utah Army National Guard. They take care of their people. They train to ensure you are ready for anything that lif throws your way.
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Toxic Leadership environment
UAS Standardization Pilot (Former Employee) –  Gatesville, TXMay 24, 2017
Texas aviation national guard leadership is toxic and wasteful of taxpayers money and resources. They also do not take care of their employees, and upper management exploits the pay incentives given to them by the federal government.
Pros
good ole boy system
Cons
good ole boy system
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fun
Cavalry Scout (Former Employee) –  Escondido, CAMay 24, 2017
training was a fun experience got to deal with multiple weapon systems and make alot of great friendships i wouldn't change it for the world fun life.
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Military
Aviaton Operation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSMay 24, 2017
It is the Kansas National Guard you work one weekend a month and two weeks every year. You get weapons training and physical training. I served my country.
Pros
I got to fly in helicopters.
Cons
None
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This is a Military Organization
Communications technician (Current Employee) –  CA, TXMay 24, 2017
This is a Military Organization. very little about this translates well into what its like in a civilian job. You are paid below minimum wage, and you are government property. In the Guard you do NOT get paid time off, and your lucky to get time off period, you arent paid enough to live on,and you only work on average two days a month. Its fine for work on the side and a way to serve your nation, but don't look to the guard to pay your bills.
Pros
Military Service
Cons
Part Time Military Service
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Good Experience
Helicopter Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 24, 2017
Good experience and the ability to learn new and different to do and learn. You get a chance to travel , meet people from all around the world and just experience different things.
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if you go in go active guard
91 Bravo-all wheel mechanic, Data Entry (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 24, 2017
its not worth it if you dont go active that is where the money and benefits are. its good if you want to go to school though and get extra money for that.
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Military stuff
National Gaurd (Current Employee) –  New Castle, DEMay 24, 2017
If you love sitting in meetings all day explaining how to properly stand on ladders and to not sexually assault people than this is the perfect job for you.
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Rewarding and challeging
Sergeant First Class (SFC) (E7) Platoon Sergeant (Current Employee) –  Camp Johnson, VTMay 24, 2017
Manage and lead soldiers
Constantly improving self-development
senior leader
workplace culture can tend to be a little unprofessional at times
the hardest part of the job is the unknown, are we going to be activated or deployed overseas
The most enjoyable part of the job, leading soldiers
Cons
the unknown, are we going to be activated or deployed overseas
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Active, exciting and fun
Infantryman (Current Employee) –  VirginiaMay 24, 2017
The benefits are second to none, the pay is good even as a new recruit. You're doing one of the only jobs where you shoot from morning to evening and get paid to do it!
Pros
Pay, benifits, all around good job
Cons
None
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