Pros: Amazing networking
Cons: Less time with family
During my most recent experience in a managing position, that of Squad Leader, I was in charge of counseling, scheduling, training and mentoring Soldiers assigned under my responsibilities for the purposes of carrier advancement, mission/task orientation and day to day operations for the National Guard. I was also tasked with the inventory and accountability of highly valued equipment assigned to the laboratory and radiology departments as well as their maintenance, and the creation of operating procedures for the allocated equipment.
I was also selected by a military board to assist in the recruiting and retention battalion. In my few months back in active duty I was tasked with prospecting and “selling” the National Guard to potential candidates for enlistment, in numerous counties in Western North Carolina. During my daily operation, I was responsible for setting meetings, doing community outreach in numerous colleges, employment centers and public events in order to increase awareness about the North Carolina National Guard. All which has resulted in a significant increase in awareness, recruits and leads for the region.