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
(CBRN) (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – August 31, 2014
Not for everyone, or the faint of heart. It can be very tough through your first term of service, but there are many enjoyable moments. They pay for school, pay is not bad, and you get to serve your country!
Infantry (Former Employee), West Chester, PA – August 29, 2014
The National Guard was the best experience of my career. I learned many valuable skills in the field as well as in the classroom environment. My squad taught me loyalty and leadership and I can now apply that to everyday life. I look up to all of my leaders and have great respect for the Military.
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