integral member (Former Employee), Clackamas, OR – January 17, 2014
Pros: free lunch, good pay, and enjoyable work envirionment
Cons: long hours and sometime early morning start of day
Start the day off with a unit formation to receive info for the day. Then I would go to the shop and start working on military vehicles when i was just there for monthly drill. When i was on orders for the regional training institute, my day would start off with breakfast in the dinning hall, then would go set up class rooms or prepare the range for – more... that days activity's. I learned how to repel from a tower and a helicopter, learned how to sling load lots of equipment for transport vie air, learned allot about diesel mechanics. The management was good and the co-workers were great most of the time. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The learning experience was the best part of the job. – less
Nodal Network Systems Operator /Maintainer (Current Employee), Yonkers, NY – March 12, 2014
Pros: gi bill
I Love It, can advance your career as far as you wish to go. Started in the Guard in 2007 as an E-4 and have moved up 3 grades in the 6 years i have been a member. Planning to make CSM by the time I reach 20 years.
Selfless Service our Nation, our State, and the people of our communities for close to 30 years.
Supply Sergeant (Former Employee), Harrisburg,PA – March 12, 2014
Order, Receive, Stock, Store, Issue and Turn-ins of soldier’s basic clothing plus operational combat individual equipment. Conduct annual showdowns inspections to hold soldiers accountable for their issued equipment. Conduct monthly inspections of installational property to include monthly inventories for accountability of sensitive and serial numbered – more... equipment. Perform Change of Command Inventory upon changings of Commanders. Other duties tasks included Unit Honor Guard, Recruiting and Retention, and Unit UPL (Drug Testing Leader). – less
its a challenging and rewarding experience working for the army
bridge engineer (Current Employee), Mitchell, SD – March 11, 2014
while working for the army i have learned many skills mentally and physically have made me the person i am today. its a hard job knowing what you risk but that also is the joy in the job. knowing that i always have room for advancement and get to learn knew things is what i am looking for in a job.
AirCraft Power Train Repairer (Current Employee), Columbia, SC – March 11, 2014
Pros: pays for schooling, free lunch, long breaks, etc
Cons: long periods with out your family's
Typical work day is verse for each MOS I've learned discipline will take you far Management is fun and willing to help out the soldiers Fun and hard working people Hardest part of job is leaving your family's for long periods at a time Knowing your helping people
Combat Medic/ Health Care Specialist 68W (Former Employee), Akron, OH – March 11, 2014
The National Guard was both a family and a team. We all hard jobs that we had to preform. Team work was the key to most of what we did. While in the service I learned the true meaning of responsibility. This family will and friends created here always support one another and will he in any situation.
Infantrymen/Soldier (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – March 10, 2014
• S-3/2 (Operations/Intel). • Strong attention to detail. • Trained new recruits. • Set up radio communications. • Learned to work in a group or by self • Handled confidential information • Drove and maintained Humvee • Tracked movements. • Provided security for base. • Provided general first aid.
Everyday is a new and fun adventure in the Minnesota National Guard.
Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialist (Current Employee), Marshall, MN – March 9, 2014
-A typical day in the National Guard is training to maintain military standards. -The most important thing I've learned in the military is the Army Values. -Our management is using chain of command structure. All of my leaders are well qualified and always make sure everything runs smoothly. -My co-workers are my brothers in arms. I would do anything – more... for them and they would do anything for me. -The hardest part of the job is dealing with large amounts of stress. This large level of stress teaches you how to overcome adversity though teamwork and creative thinking. -The most enjoyable part of being in the Minnesota National Guard is the camardaire I share with other soldiers. – less
Allows for self development and learning opportunities
2nd Lieutenant (Current Employee), Sandusky, Ohio – March 9, 2014
Pros: serving my country, life experiences
Cons: time away from family and friends
Manage the Soldiers in my unit by planning drill weekends and physical fitness schedules. I am responsible for over $200,000 worth of equipment and vehicles. Hardest part is keeping the Soldiers motivated and staying on task. The most enjoyable part of my job is serving my country.
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Sussex, WI – March 8, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: no sleep
Typical day at work would be running battle drills and cleaning many weapons ranging from the M16 to the 50Cal tri-mount. Keeping in prime physical shape and working with other to accomplish goals and procedures given to you from higher authority. Hardest part of the day would be waking up before the sun and not being able to sleep until all goals were – more... met within the time given. – less