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Absolutely the Best Organization I have worked for
Health Care Specialist (Current Employee), Austin, TXDecember 22, 2014
Pros: free room and board health care during military activation
Cons: time consuming and time away from family
A typical day at work consist of constructing lesson plans for the next oncoming class. However after courses are completed we spend our day resetting the classroom for the next iteration of students. What I did learn being employed with this organization was maintaining deadlines, organization, and ways to improve from one integration to the next. – more... My coworkers on a regular basis maintain a high level of standard and maintain the organization inside and outside appearance by ensuring that there is a seamless process in preparation and in completion of courses led at the organization. The hardest part of the job is being flexible to the knowledge of the students and the skills that they arrive at the organization with. Maintaining uniformity not only can be difficult but however it allows for the easy transition from one day to the other. The most enjoyable part of the job was the team building. – less
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Good job if you want some extra cash on the weekends
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INDecember 22, 2014
I don't mind being in the Army National Guard. One weekend a month and two weeks a year. I basically sit aroound and don't do much.
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Great place
Platoon Sargent (Current Employee), Grants Pass, ORDecember 22, 2014
Fun and exiting people to work with and a great place to expand personally and professionally.
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Repairer (Current Employee), Avondale, AZDecember 21, 2014
I enjoy the guard. I enjoy the benefits, the experience and everything I have achieved since joining over three years ago.
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great job
team leader (Current Employee), warrenton vaDecember 21, 2014
one of the greatest jobs i have ever had.so proud to serve my country and be a team leader and taking care of my soldiers.the bonds i have made in the last eight years of being in the army national guard are amazing.
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Motivation is the name of the game
Mechanic, Squad (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMDecember 21, 2014
Pros: pt, combat skills, tech work
Cons: sitting around sometimes for hours waiting.
The day would start of waking up early for our early morning PT or physical training technical work and combat skills.
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a diverse and rewarding carrer choice
Military Police NCO (Current Employee), 218th BrigadeDecember 21, 2014
Pros: life benifits, occational travel, advancement opportunities
Cons: hectic hours, demanding tasks
The U.S Army National Guard is a very rewarding experience and great opportunity to develop various skills and work in all kinds of environment with people of all types of backgrounds. I have learned to lead and become a leader in intense situations. Everyone pulls together to accomplish a overall mission designated by the commanding officer. The hardest – more... part of the job would be often challenging task that require overseas travel. The most enjoyable part of my job is the bond that forms between people within the assigned teams. – less
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Great employment oppurtunity
Military Police (Current Employee), Manassas, VADecember 21, 2014
A typical day can be cleaning weapons, PMCSing vehicles, shooting on the range, and receiving training on various MP duties. The hardest part of the job is the physical ability required and the most enjoyable part is the accomplishment of qualifying on the range.
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I enjoyed riding on the Aircraft.
Supply Sergeant/Logistics Technician (Former Employee), North Little Rock, ARDecember 21, 2014
Pros: gaining knowledge and perspective into the world off aviation.
Cons: gov't funding and short of staff
I loved getting to know about the aircraft. I learned about the sensitive items it had attached to it . I had to insure accountability standards were met. I learned about its fuel system.
Since we were all in the Aviation Brigade, it was important that we understood all the working members of the aircraft.
The management was great to work with and for. – more... They gave all personnel reasonable deadlines and goals to accomplish.
The hardest and most challenging portion of this job was the availability of funds and staff. – less
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Motivated and proficient soldiers in our motor pool
91B (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic) (Current Employee), Eastover, SCDecember 20, 2014
Pros: benifits
I learned how to prepare field level maintenance on US Army automotive wheeled vehicles
Great Chain of Command
Motivated and proficient soldiers
Great experience working in a motor pool with fellow soldiers
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Motivational work environment with people who serve the United States
Cannon Crew Member (Current Employee), Columbus, OHDecember 19, 2014
Pros: serving my country, benefits
Cons: physical demands
- receiving and executing orders/ working in a fast paced highly demanding job mentally and physically
- learned to how lead and follow
- great co-workers from all walks of life
- hardest part being the physical demands
- most enjoyable part serving my country
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It's the Army!
Food Service Specialist and First Cook (Current Employee), Lynchburg, VADecember 19, 2014
It's the Army...it's hard work and it does not pay that well.
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Great start to my military career
Director of Human Resources (Colonel) (Former Employee), Lansing, MIDecember 18, 2014
Pros: very rewarding
Cons: balance between work and home
Duty assignment driven; typical day involved meetings, task and personnel management; short, near and long term planning of missions and operations. Managed civilians, lead Soldiers in both staff and various command assignments from company through brigade level. Hardest part of job was balance between professional requirements and home/family. A lot – more... of traveling, deployments, un-accompanied tours. Most enjoyable aspect of job was leading Soldiers. – less
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Being a soldier
Administration/Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee), Elizabethtown, PADecember 18, 2014
Pros: people friends
Cons: war
Basic training is hard but once that is over everything falls into place great place great people great environment *most of the time*
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Great place to learn and grow
Human Resources/ Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OhDecember 17, 2014
Pros: healthcare, diversity
Cons: contract position, budget cuts
Enjoyed working with Soldiers and Families to enroll into Insurance plan and trouble-shoot and solve issues that arise. Liked that each day was different and always learning new things.
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Great guys! I always look forward to going back!
91B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic - Specialist (Current Employee), Moscow, IdDecember 17, 2014
Pros: always something new to learn
Cons: only once a month
Being a mechanic in the national guard has been the best decision I've made. We learn a lot of hands on and useful skills while working on the vehicles. It's been great learning more than just turning wrenches though. We are trained in first aid, hand-to-hand combat, survival skills and, most importantly, the chain of command. Because respect is something – more... demanded, I feel confident when walking into work. – less
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good pay but beurocratic
Sergeant-Team Leader (Former Employee), Warrenton, MODecember 17, 2014
made good friends and earned good money but not worth spending a full 20 years getting deployed and leaving family.
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Get to see many exotic locations
Security team leader (Former Employee), Hutchinson, mnDecember 16, 2014
Pros: new adventures
Cons: some are overseas.
Get to teach and instruct subordinate soldiers. Drive big trucks, and fighting vehicles. Shot a lot of different weapons and do demolitions training.
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Dual role of working on state and federal missions
(Retired) Captain (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FloridaDecember 16, 2014
Pros: serving your state and country. part-time benefits, retirement
Cons: training dates
The Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG) was a great way to end my military career. I served on state and federal missions with my company, in reference to fires, hurricanes, and search & rescue missions. I would recommend the national guard to anyone, it's a great way to serve your state and country as a part-time soldier.
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I believe everyone has a place to serve in the US Army
Platoon Leader (Former Employee), San AntonioDecember 15, 2014
Working as a citizen soldier is a wonder thing, Long work days, great benefits, staying motivated is the key.

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