A complete place in order to learn and grow into a great leader.
Career Counselor/ Recruiter (Former Employee) – Hartford, CT – November 6, 2013
I have been in the service for 23 years and it has taught me leadership values as a leader and one who was led. It has taught me core values that is important in life outside of the military. I have learned the value of respect, honesty, integrity, selfless service, honor. I've learned how to seek self initiative and how to listen as well as delegate authority train to standards and never accept defeat by remembering that the mission comes first then you can relax. Balancing time through time management in order to have time for family and self in order to be a better individual at the job in the morning. The most important part of the job to me was helping those who were like me get to where I was when I left off a soldier with 23 years of honorable service. Making a difference in a soldiers life where they can say if it wasn't for me that they will not be where they are today. That I made a difference in that soldiers life is the bets feeling ever.
Radar Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Sill, OK – February 3, 2016
I am at school learning about these radars from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM every day of the week. We troubleshoot radars and read through schematics while we are in class, to learn everything about 4 different radars. These radars are the 36, 37, sentinel and LCMR. This is a technical school and because of it I'm experienced with electronic circuits as well as working with radars.
Free exercising every morning, a security clearance, free housing and I get paid to go to school instead of the other way around.
I am away from home for an extended period of time, and some of our rights are taken away as soldiers.
Great if you want to continue to gain experience or money for school
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader (Current Employee) – Camp Grayling, MI – February 3, 2016
As to be expected, it takes a time sacrifice mostly. I would suggest it if you have a fairly flexible schedule or if you don't have a family. If you have a standard Monday through Friday job, it would be fine too.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – February 3, 2016
the army definitely isn't what it used to be. there is no discipline in the military anymore. from my experience there were just a bunch of sniveling little kids that were just going to curl up and hide when the bullets start to fly.
Good experience but constantly lying, saying one thing and doing another
former SSG 13 years (Former Employee) – Indiana, Logansport – February 2, 2016
Constantly having to deal with higher up changing their minds on a tremendous constant day to day basis, was really stressful. Was told you would be doing one job ( mos) and have to settle for anther. Just a very confusing world.
Get to see the country and world
lying, power trips, low money for the lower enlisted
Computer/Detection Systems Repairer (Current Employee) – Elizabethton, TN – February 1, 2016
The Army requires great commitment but offers better rewards. Sadly most of the bad decisions that affect you happen so far up the chain of command that your commanders have no choice but to implement them.
It was good if you just want to serve your country but have a family at home. Since the benefits are melting away every month you'd better think twice about joining if you're in it for schooling or GI bill.
Platoon Sergeant/Squad Leader (Current Employee) – Jena, LA – February 1, 2016
Good for helping the public with natural disasters, but poor at maintaining good quality soldiers. the Hardest part about the National Guard is cutting through all the red tape to get anything accomplished.
Cavalry Scout- Reconissence (Current Employee) – Chambersburg, PA – February 1, 2016
Learn excellent skills and the meaning of team work. Gain knowledge on Military operations and how to deploy knowledge in real world scenarios. Provides soldier with education benefits that allows the soldier to attend state schools for free.
you work hard, with minimal sleep, pushes you to your limits. Shifts are long, labor intense work, sometimes not even doing something that you were trained for. People are great to be around and learn many useful and important skills how to cook, work on a car engine etc.