(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!
During my 44 years in the military I went thru a lot of changes and in doing so I learned a lot about how to engage different types of personalities and cultures. Overall I enjoyed the experience that I had.
Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Benning, GA – February 10, 2016
Typical day consisted of physical training, academic training, and field training. While I was on orders, a typical day consisted of security and defense. I learned tracking and survival skills. The management was respectable and hard working. My co-workers were honorable and hard working. The hardest part of the job was being separated from my family and friends. The most enjoyable part of the job was the bonds i formed with my co-workers.
Dynamic workplace. Opportunity to advance. Opportunity to lead our soldiers.
BATTALION COMMANDER (Former Employee) – Iowa City, IA – February 10, 2016
This was a great experience as there was no typical day. Our mission was rewarding, in knowing the part we played in the Global War on Terror, and the many state disasters in which we provided support.
The Iowa National Guard is an outstanding team, and the leadership provides junior, and senior leaders the latitude to perform their missions in the best manner possible.
Our soldiers were some of the best in the Army, to include active and reserve components.
The hardest part of the job was the family separation for deployments.
The most rewarding was working to develop our junior enlisted into quality Non-Commissioned Officers (Sergeants), and our junior officers into senior leaders.
Ability to do things you just can't do in the civilian world
Ensure superior care of detained personnel through individual safety checks. Document and dispose of contraband materials uncovered during inspections
Military Police (Current Employee) – Teaneck, NJ – February 9, 2016
A normal day at work is currently secret and I am not allowed to leak this information to the public. I have learned many different correction officer skills such as escorting and communicating with detainees to solve many problems before the situation was escalated. My co-works are professionals at all times and make the job run that much more smoothly. The hardest part of the job is when my co-worker do not work as a team to accomplish our mission in a professional and timely manner. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing I am making a great contribution to my country by doing the job of a Military Police Soldier in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A typical day at work is prepare for meetings, attend meetings, pass on new information and send out what was asked of you. Through these measures I learned to be proactive vs. reactive. Management here is usually reactive and everything needs to be done right now. The hardest part of the job is being away from your family during emergencies of the sate and overseas deployments. The most enjoyable part is the satisfaction of working with Soldiers and the community.
Being a soldier is an unique feeling. People look at you with respect and you propose yourself to fight for the freedom. My experience training soldiers for better survival is awesome. I always look for different ways to approach hard situations. What I like most about my job is when I get new trainees. I love the transformation for civilian to soldier.
A typical day was fun and challenging, when I worked for the Army National Guard. It was fun and challenging learning new soldier skills and associating them with my job duties, such as processing work orders, if deployed in a combat zone.
Management took care of their soldiers' needs.
On average, co-workers were easy to get a long with, but some co-workers had communication issues.
Battalion Logistics Operations NCO (Former Employee) – Lebanon, MO – February 6, 2016
Working full time for the Army National Guard is a great job that has real meaning. Work/life balance works out fine. There are slow times and fast times such as National or State disasters, Annual Training, and drill weekends, but during the week there are opportunities to use your leave on occasion. The atmosphere is professional and friendly.
Great opportunity to serve your community, state, and county
Satellite Technician/Specialist (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 5, 2016
For anyone 17 to 42 years of age, it is a great way to serve your community, state, and country. For only 2 weeks a month and a 2 week longer training session a year you will be serving to help out your neighbor protect and defend their freedom and liberties, and serving at times of need. What a great way to help out those you love. Make new friends for a life time. Benefits and adventure is great, and you will develop new skills and talents.