Pros: benefits such as school, health insurance, great working environment
Cons: Time spent away from home
As a Full Time National Guard Soldier I have two positions. I am Military Police on drill weekends and I work an administrative position through the week (sometimes on drill weekends). There are parts of my position that are monotonous. Those parts would include reviewing Soldier records to ensure accuracy, updating life insurance and emergency contact information, keeping Soldiers medically fit, and promoting/advancing Soldiers. It is also my job to be a subject matter expert on things such as separations (and any thing that can separate a Soldier), Family Care Plans, awards, physical fitness, and advising our Commander on his limitations and requirements for our company.