Engineering Supervisor (Former Employee), Mooresville, NC – January 16, 2014
Pros: benefits and training
If you are a soldier leaving active duty the National Guard is the way to go. You keep a percentage of your military benifits and maintain training. You only train one weekend a month and two weeks a year if your are not deployed.
Sgt Jesse Sublett (Current Employee), Conway, AR – August 28, 2014
Allot of people think that the military is rough tough and hard to handle. On a typical day my soldiers and I get our task done and then we start training for our next mission. I'am a leader and I lead my soldiers to greatness by using there strengths to get the job done.
91B - Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – August 28, 2014
Pros: job skill training, benifits, job security.
Cons: enviroment locations vary.
Note:Work days consist of 2 day sessions per month. 2 weeks during mid-summer.
A typical day at work is slow to start but will speed up to involve maintaining desiel equipment rangeing from Humvees to Millitary Recovery Vehicles. Management is superb due to millitary enviroment. My co-workers are engageing during time of rest and work hours. The hardest – more... part of the job is the work load during annual training. The moat enjoyable time during the work days are doing a job skill that I personally enjoy and wish to continue. – less
HEALTH CARE SERGEANT (Current Employee), Alabama – August 24, 2014
I am a proud member of the Nation Guard for over 8 years now.. Every time I report in for duty I am challenge mentally and physically. I gain experience that helps me to be more productive on the civilian side. I interact with several different cultures and ways of thinking which in the end helps to widen my understanding of the world around me.
Cable Installer (Current Employee), Pensacola, FL – August 23, 2014
Pros: soldier teamwork
Cons: unnecessary stress
During a normal duty day, we would test our equipment to make sure it was all working properly. We would turn on the equipment and run troubleshooting procedures if the equipment would ever shut down for unknown reasons. Learning the signal equipment such as the STT and networking computer stacks, has allowed me to come to know how to perform a variety – more... of job duties such as connecting the STT to the satellite, connecting to the internet, running troubleshooting tasks, active directory, tacnet, helpdesk technician tasks, and networking and systems administration. My fellow Soldiers and I are a very cohesive unit often praised as the best in the battalion by the battalion Command Sergeant Major and battalion Commander. The hardest part of the job was the long hours spent in front of the equipment to maintain the working aspect of the equipment, but the most enjoyable part of the job was the camaraderie between me and my fellow soldiers. – less
Staff Sergeant (Current Employee), Clifton Forge, VA – August 23, 2014
Pros: great benefits, good respectable name
Cons: some employers are not a flexible with scheduling and may try to give you a hard time.
Serving in the Army National Guard has opened up doors for me that I would not have ever imagined. The possibility of advancement is always present; however, you have to want to do the work to get there. The hardest thing about this job is that you have to work harder at your civilian job being that you have to show them you are an asset to the company, – more... school or what have you. In other words, you have to make it hard for them to terminate you in the event that you have to leave your position for an extended amount of time due to deployment or training orders. Even though, by law, you cannot be fired for military service, employers will try to find something to "ding" you for. Being here has taught me that hard work does, indeed, pay off in the end. Honestly, if I had not joined the National Guard, I do not know which path my life would be on. – less