I maintained over 30 pieces of government property for myself and a team of 35 coworkers for over a year. I had zero losses and kept 100% accountabili
Sergeant (E-5) (Current Employee), Salem, IN – July 4, 2014
I maintained over 30 pieces of government property for myself and a team of 35 coworkers for over a year. I had zero losses and kept 100% accountability for over $20 million in U.S Government property. I handled all communications between the Platoon and Commander for a 12 month period in Afghanistan. I trained new employees who became outstanding leaders, – more... like myself. I led a crew of 6 employees which resulted in a tightly formed team, where everyone worked very well together. I was responsible for not only my actions, but the actions of my crew as well. – less
Great place to set goals, learn about leadership & get a good education
Soldier (Current Employee), Glenville, NY – December 14, 2014
Pros: great team work, great leadership
Cons: rest when you can, long days ahead
OPSEC ' Operations Security '
National Guard units serve both the federal government and the state governments where they are based. The states are responsible for the training of their units, and they maintain responsibility for appointing officers within their units. This dual responsibility is at the core of the National Guard's mission and differentiates – more... it from other military branches. The presence of National Guard units in each state provides governors with a critical tool, allowing them to call on their units at their discretion to provide aid and support when other state resources are insufficient.
The National Guard serves as a workforce training ground and second career for its members, who enlist for stints of either three, six or eight years. They devote one weekend a month and two weeks a year to training. Their pay rate depends on numerous factors -- including rank, job, education and experience -- and it increases for active-duty service. National Guard members can serve in one of more than 150 career fields, ranging from combat work to jobs that mirror their civilian roles in fields such as health care, law, engineering and ministry. – less
Platoon Sergeant (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – December 14, 2014
Outstanding program to develop leadership skills. Excellent people to work with however, the work environment can be a bit dangerous. It has been a great experience that I look forward to progressing. A tough environment that challenges individuals to exceed their expectations and limits.
Heavy Equipment Transport Driver (Former Employee), Jackson, MI – December 14, 2014
Cons: got medically discharged not by my choice
An absolute honor to have served and been employed. Many of the leaders took a personal responsibility to each member as if they were immediate family. The ability to meet so many different individuals from all over was very rewarding.The leadership training has made me the person I am today. Each day always brought a new opportunity to learn something – more... rewarding. The men and women I stood side by side with for 5 yrs I consider more like family than just comrades. – less
92 fox (Current Employee), Davenport, IA – December 14, 2014
its the army its a hard and rewarding job you never do the same same thing twice you meet and work with all different kinds of people and you travel a lot and you are away from your family for long periods of time as well
US Army Combat Engineer (Current Employee), OH – December 13, 2014
A typical day would consist of being called many hours away from home to do what is needed to prepare the Company of anything that might happened.
I've learned several skills along with this job trade such as: Minor Construction. Power tools equipment. Demolition systems. Life saving skills.
The leadership take their jobs seriously its just difficult – more... to progress through your ranks. The leadership will take the time out of their personal life to come to your aid if any situation came down such as an emergency.
My co-workers/"Battles" make my service worth doing. They will always hold a place as your second family regardless if you're in or now out of your term.
The hardest part would consist of the heavy labor at times but it doesn't last long.
The most enjoyable aspect of this job is meeting people from all other. Also have such close bonds with people who will be apart of you for the rest of your life. – less
LOGISTICS MANAGER (Former Employee), Little Rock, AR – December 13, 2014
Pros: goal oriented, allowed for personal drive and assertion
Cons: budgets and the way budgets where used.
-Typical day is focused and goal oriented.
-I have learned how to adapt and manage anything that a job might require. I have also learned how to outsource to achieve the requirements of a job. I also networked with peers to problem solves and to create the best product based on goals.
-My coworkers were professional and courteous.
-The hardest part – more... of the job was dealing with budget cuts in the federal government. Limited resources constantly kept progress in a constant flux due to changing requirements or loss of critical figures within our organization.
-The most enjoyable parts of my job were in the moments when the budget was not an issue and we where able to produce in an unhindered manner. The ability to game plan and propagate an environment that fueled and sparked productivity aided in not only the production but the climate within the daily workplace. – less
I loved being a soldier and my goal was to retire but I became ill and could no longer stay in.
Human Resource Specialist (Former Employee), Blackstone, VA – December 13, 2014
Being a soldier was a rewarding job! When I put that uniform on, I felt that I would do anything to keep America free. It was a hard job where family was involved because I hated leaving them for long stretches of time. I served in combat and I am proud of the role that I played.
National Gaurd (Former Employee), Scranton, PA – December 12, 2014
Pros: learning, exciting
Cons: hurry up and wait
Be sure to do your research and know what you are getting into. Talk to as many people as you can that have been in the service to get a good view as to what you are in for. If I had to do it again I would.
Bold and Daring workplace that allowed me to travel.
Automated Logistics Specialist (Former Employee), Tulsa, OK – December 11, 2014
Pros: traveling, great benfits
Cons: intense work enviorment.
On a deployment to Afghanistan, a typical day was almost unpredictable. I enjoyed that aspect plenty. We would go on patrols through rural villages and towns, climb up and down the Hindu mountains. I had to interact and almost coexist with the local populous and they taught me a lot about their culture and way of life. The hardest part about being their – more... was growing homesick and being in dangerous situations at times. But on the positive end I enjoyed traveling and experiencing life in a way that I never could have had I not enlisted in the military. – less
Federal Technician (Former Employee), Camp Shelby, MS – December 10, 2014
Pros: i never had to figure out what i was going to wear to work. lol
Cons: the heat
My typical day at work started at 7 a.m. and ended when the tasks of the day were completed. I learned many skills, two being supervision and effective communication. I really enjoyed my co-workers and being part of a team. I suppose the hardest parts of the job was the rigorous training and being away from family. The most enjoyable parts of the job – more... were the finished products, the personal satisfaction, and being a part of something bigger than myself. – less
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee), Fort Irwin, CA – December 10, 2014
Orders are given, and changes can be made to those orders multiple times prior to the mission being completed. In this job you need to be flexible, be able to adapt and improvise in order to complete whatever task is at hand.