UAV Maintainer/ Crew Chief (Current Employee), Yakima, WA – October 17, 2013
Pros: free stuff, career training, access to military posts and great benifits
Cons: can't quit, deployments, little promotion oportunity if you do just drills.
If you love doing the military or serve your country and state but have a real career, this is the place for you! But if you don't like the military life or are trying to escape the full time, this isn't your place.
Drills are often intrusive and exhausting. Not a vacation in the least. Mob-up's seem to happen about once a year for disasters and deployments – more... about once every 3 or 4 years.
The people you serve with will be some of your closest friends that you will never regularly see. You can't quit, but you won't want to because of the people, everything else will make you angry. – less
A team oriented enviornment with great oppurtunity to advance
Information Technology Specialist (25B10) (Current Employee), Portsmouth, VA – July 9, 2014
The Army National Guard is what you make of is all about what you make of it. If you come in with a willingness and drive to learn and advance then you shall do so and succeed. I typical day in the Army is a busy one and sometimes never ending as it is not a nine to five but a twenty four hour, seven day a week, three hundred sixty five day career. – more... From day one they bread you to be management, therefore, making the management typically knowledgeable and decisive. The hardest part of the job is typically being away from loved ones for long periods of time. The most enjoyable part of the job is the downtime with the other soldiers. I wouldn't trade it for the world. – less
combat engineer (Former Employee), angelton tx – July 8, 2014
being in the military taught me a lot of values such as loyalty, respect, selfless service and integrity. I learned a lot about teamwork and how it is important. without being able to work well with others gets you nowhere.
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
Multichannel Trans Syst. Operator/Maintainer (Current Employee), Pinellas Park, FL – July 2, 2014
A typical day in the national guard usually consists of making sure our equipment is up to standard. I've learned many things, from what to do in certain combat/non-combat situations to how to make a make-shift radio antenna to life lessons. The leadership in the Guard is great, the communicate very well with their soldiers and help get things accomplished. – more... My co-workers are also great. Everything I've learned in the Guard, I learned from my co-workers. The hardest part of my job is making sure I stay safe and hydrated while working with my equipment. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to help protect my country. – less