Principal advisor to the battalion commander (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – August 15, 2017
Productive work environment. We are soldiers first with discipline and motivation to get through the work day as enthusiastically and proficiently as possible. Great work environment. I have learned a lot about self development, self discipline, and self motivation.
Soldier (Current Employee) – Barling, AR – August 15, 2017
Its fun working with other soldiers.We have daily tasks assignments that we carry out.The more efficient we are the sooner we can have our final formation.Its only 2-4 days a month except for Annual Training with is usually in May and last 2 weeks.
Specialist 88M (Former Employee) – Richmond, KY – August 15, 2017
Typical work day is chaotic no one really know what going on. I grew a lot professional and being able to maintain composer durning high stress. information always broke down from top to bottom. culture was rough hardest part was trying to stay busy while being productive (a lot of busy work that never amounted to anything)
They treat you like family when things get rough
The entire team gets punished when things go wrong.
Joining the National Guard is a great starter career. They will train you to be he best and they have amazing benefits. Your college is paid for and you also get paid to go to college. Having military experience on your resume is a huge benefit. Alot of agencies hire prior service members because they know how disciplined and acountable they can be.
Great Benefits, alot of great training, get to see the world, paid college
Possibly being deployed, away from family, Danger risk
Spanish/Arabic Cryptologic Linguist (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 14, 2017
I love being a member of the Utah Army National Guard and how much discipline and responsibility it has instilled into my daily life. I constantly find myself motivated to better myself and others around me to be the best.
Very political, Advancement only through dating within the CoC. Senior leadership promoted only if personally approved. Junior NCOs not allowed to attend schools only E8 above. National Guard the worst in professional conduct.
Health Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – August 14, 2017
Take pride in national security and you will excel in any branch of the military. It is of vital importance that you have a passion and liking for what you are doing or it will be a strain and you will not see the potential in the position.
Healthcare Administrator (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 14, 2017
You do your one weekend a month and two weeks out of the year and if not then you are deployed. Nothing fancy. Nice way to get extra money and be a military member. Just ask anyone, you will get a lot of experience and learn a lot. It will help you grow as a person for sure but it is not for everyone.
Supply Specialist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 14, 2017
Being in the national guard was an excellent choice for me, a typical day would be PT in the morning, then working in supply throughout the day. The most enjoyable part is when i got deployed and was able to experience a different country and another way of living.
Public Affairs Specialist (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 14, 2017
Joining the National Guard was a great but bad decision because it did not give me the chances to spread my ability of work knowledge and show my growth. It wasn't beneficial in getting or helping me build connections to further my career after the military.
Manpads crew member (Former Employee) – Spring City, PA – August 13, 2017
I served 12 yrs. I enjoyed the challenge and the fellowship of my fellow soldiers. But all good things must come to an end. The military gave me the basic foundation of leadership and understanding to succeed in life.