UAV Maintainer/ Crew Chief (Current Employee) – Yakima, WA – October 17, 2013
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 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.
free stuff, career training, access to military posts and great benifits
can't quit, deployments, little promotion oportunity if you do just drills.
After 10 years of service I have seen things change over a decade. When I first enlisted people were not as worried about political correctness and other dumb things because it was war time. Now there's nothing better to do than come up with stupid regulations.
Technician (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – June 23, 2017
Recommends Positive Outlook Approves of CEO I have been working at California National Guard (More than a year) Pros As far as employers go the US government is a very stable environment with great benefits to include sick leave, annual leave, and military leave. Cons Very slow hiring process and is very adverse to change. They are incredibly set in their ways, it is easy to become complacent in the environment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Copy LinkFlag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful
ENG DET Heavy Equipment & Concrete (Current Employee) – Camp Blanding, FL – June 23, 2017
I have been in the Army National Guard for 12 years now and while i have enjoyed the time in, and the places i have experienced. There is a degree of disappointment with the sheer fact that the constant issue with budget cuts, government shutdowns, layoffs and the UN-reliability with on time pay checks that have soured my expectations with the Army National Guard.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 23, 2017
The army national guard provides an abundance of opportunity while allowing one to balance military and civilian life which is a win-win. You're also provided with the skills needed today to be successful in today's competitive work environment
Combat Engineer (Former Employee) – Georgia – June 22, 2017
While allowing you to develop skills, this organization fails to hold individuals to a standard and the leadership is spotty at best. Some units you can grow and will be supported in all your endeavors, in others, the management will take advantage of anothers' low rank to make up for their lack of planning.
Team Leader/ Logistics Operator (Current Employee) – Benson, NC – June 22, 2017
Showing up for formation to make sure everyone is accounted for and arrived safely. Getting the plan of action for the day from our upper level leadership. Setting to accomplishing the tasks put out for us to complete for the day. Able to joke around but not ever lose site of the goal for the day. Getting additional tasks throughout the day but able to adjust to make it all work to arrive at the goal and that is to be the most well trained unit in North Carolina.
25U Signal Support Systems Specialist (Current Employee) – Decatur, GA – June 22, 2017
Typical work day consists of MOS related training and drills. The National Guard trains soldiers in the military fundamentals and physical readiness. We are trained by our commanding officers and nco's and are required to do online training along with annual field training.
good people, cross training, cooperative management
Military Police (Former Employee) – Franklin, NC – June 22, 2017
not really the best thing to do if you are looking to make some money, or a career, you may as well go active, they get all the praise and benifits anyway, even when you want to switch to active they will keep you in the guard to keep up numbers
Unit Supply Specialist (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – June 22, 2017
I did six years in the Army National Guard. I got to experience many things from working on helicopters and getting to fly in blackhawks, shanooks, and apaches. I met many people and got to experience many places. It is a great choice joining the military. You are taken care of, the benefits and school benefits alone allow you to grow and better yourself. There is room for much growth in the military. By far the best decision I ever made.
Benefits and the opportunity alone that it brings.