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best job i ever had
Platoon Sergeant (Former Employee), Iowa Falls, IAJanuary 28, 2015
it was fun, lost of hard work, shoot a lot of guns, blow up a lot of stuff, food was ok, lot of camping, and seen a lot of defferent parts of the world. Working with the soldiers and crating a band of brothers is something that will stay with you for the rset of you live
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A great learning experience
Cavalry Scout (Current Employee), IndianaJanuary 28, 2015
The National Guard is a place to learn discipline and team work to the fullest capacity.
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Army Guard
Sergeant Squad Leader (Current Employee), Northport, ALJanuary 28, 2015
Give more because something is more important the self. Freedom
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Infantryman in the National Guard
Infantryman/Team Leader/ Squad Leader (Former Employee), Fort Lupton, COJanuary 28, 2015
Pros: learned a lot, got to use some awesome equipment and weapons
Cons: money wasent great
worked with a bunch of great guys, teaching about tactics, movement, how to use certain equipment. worked in all types of weather, day and night. deployed to Iraq in 2007.
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13B30
Howitzer Section chief / E-6 Ssg. (Former Employee), Algona, IAJanuary 28, 2015
Pros: job security, dependable retirement benefits, learn and train in new skills, gain lasting friendship bonds, full-time pride in the job that you do
Cons: separation, less predictable and controllable schedule
Howitzer Section Chief
Served as a Howitzer Section Chief in a 44 Soldier, M119A2 direct support Field Artillery Platoon with a world-wide contingency mission; responsible for the health and welfare, monthly counseling, development and supervision of a six man crew; responsible for $1,500,000 worth of equipment; maintains one howitzer and two M1097 HMMVs; responsible for verifying safe and accurate firing data; directs and supervises the section during emplacement, camouflage and defense of the section position; trains personnel in cannon gunnery procedures firing and displacement.
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Very fun in working on the vehicles
Vehicle Mechanic (Former Employee), New Bern, North CarolinaJanuary 28, 2015
Pros: hourly breaks, teamwork based.
Cons: strict policy
I loved taking apart, replacing, and repairing the vehicles. I learned new things as I worked on them.
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Fast paced and what I love
Healthcare Specialist (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOJanuary 27, 2015
Pros: schooling, forever friends, travel
Cons: you don't get to go where you want to go.
Great learning environment, tons of experience. Life changing for the good and the bad. I would not trade working for the army for anything.
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Great place to work
Program Manager (Current Employee), Jackson, MSJanuary 27, 2015
Pros: healthcare, leave, work schedule, travel
Cons: mobilization
A typical work day at the JFH is very hectic and stressful at times, but for the most part a great place to work. I have learned to work with personnel of rank above Colonel on various matters like budgets, funds control, money management & presenting briefs as well. Our management is very laid back.They allow you to do your job & give you advice when needed. My coworkers are great to work with, we all seem to get along and there isn't much animosity. I currently manage about 45 million dollars in Federal funds and manage several million rounds of ammunition. Getting folks in the units to adhere to policy is the hardest job. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to provide services to units so they can train. Our office corresponds with National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C.We travel a good bit throughout the state & around the country.
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Great leaders, fantastic employees, good training.
Infantryman (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHJanuary 27, 2015
Pros: free lunch, good work environment
Cons: work starts early on weekends.
The National Guard is great. Leaders work hard to make things run as smoothly as possible, the co-workers have a good attitude, and the training is worthwhile. The part I look forward to the most is the shooting range events, it's a fun time all around. Things I've learned are equipment management and accountability, how to work in small and large groups, and to get the job done with limited information.
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Great Life experience
Infantry Sergeant (Former Employee), Ontario, CAJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: life skills
Cons: deployments
Join and see for yourself.
- Self reliance.
-Some leadership was good.
-Brothers for life
-Being away from your family is probably;y the hardest part.
-Being in the Infantry.
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Love it.
Food Service Specialist (Current Employee), North Carolina Army National GuardJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: school benefits
Cons: away from family
A lot of last minute duties. But that's the ARMY. I love the people and work ethic everyone has.
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a very humbling experience every time im in uniform
91F Small arms and Artillery Specialist (Current Employee), Starke, FLJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: the title of being the army.
Cons: only three small meals a day.
most days we are performing preventative maintenance on vehicles and weapons, the day goes by usually very smoothly everyone is focused on their sections of work and everyone is fully qualified in the assigned jobs they have the hardest part of the job has to be the physical part but the long hours is definatly a hard thingbut its all worth it because at the end of the day your doing something bigger than yourself.
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Military
Dental Sergeant (Current Employee), Eastover, SCJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: great training
Cons: limited benefits
The National Guard offers many opportunities to grow and learn new skills.
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Great Team-Building
Air Defense Artillery Officer (Current Employee), Anderson, SCJanuary 26, 2015
Great part time military service obligation. Meet great people and make everlasting friends.
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satisfaction of knowing you helped someone make a life changing commitment
Human Resources Assistant Military (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MNJanuary 26, 2015
a typical day would be to validate all information that is given is true complete and to the best knowledge of each individual.
what I have learned and the hardest part would be that not everyone is qualified to join the military and to counsel those individuals on why they are not qualified
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Extremely rewarding work environment that promotes initiative and fosters teamwork.
Operations Officer (Current Employee), Huntsville, ALJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: camraderie, leadership and staff skills development, service to state and nation.
Cons: predictability of hours, limited full time employment opportunities, travel to worksite.
Professional development at both the leader and staff officer levels. Typically the day starts with meetings and open class discussions about various topics. Then we work on staff level products dealing with planning and preparation of operational assignments and tasks. The most enjoyable aspects of the job and career are the relationships built on respect and trust with the other members of the organization. The hardest part of the job is the lack full time employment opportunities and distances traveled to worksites.
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The Nation Guard has a different mentality than the active US Army
Flight Operations Specialist (E-4) (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: part time job
Cons: part time job
There is no typical day in the guard because you only go to work two or three days a month. You learn the same things as in being on active duty.
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Goal oriented work place
Maintenance Readiness NCO (Former Employee), Mobile, ALJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: self paced
Cons: job security
self pacing environment with new challenges. subordinate supervision is a must
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it was good
Wheeled vehicle Mechanic (Current Employee), Elizabethtown Ky,42701January 23, 2015
Pros: great working exparance
Cons: long hours at time's
I have leared alot form working here graet social skills and learned how too mange a small platoon of soldiers.
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Hard work
PLATOON LEADER (Current Employee), MississppiJanuary 23, 2015
Pros: medical
Cons: deployment
A PL is a manager of a platoon. You work closely with a Platoon Sargent.

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