88M-Transportation Sergeant (Current Employee), Remington, IN – October 20, 2014
There is no "typical day at work" being in the National Guard. You have to be very diverse, resilient, and strong willed person who can handle change and high stress situations very well. You're co-workers are continuously changing but you learn quickly to trust your life with them. The hardest part of the job is easily the time you spend away from – more... your family, but the pride, skills, and self confidence you take away from it are unexplainable. – less
Engineer Bridge Crew Member (Current Employee), Puerto Rico – October 20, 2014
In the Army they teach you like team work., Leadership ,Military values
I am actively in the US Army National Guard I have drills every month and two weeks out of the year. I am a soldier in today's Army but not just any soldier I hold the rank of Sargent . A Sargent is a supervisor role in the army but in a much higher stress environment. with all – more... this skill i also have several years of experience. – less
68W Health Care Specialist (Current Employee), Eugene, OR – October 20, 2014
Pros: benefits, health, dental, retirement
again there is no typical day in the military. but what I can say is there is always room for advancement and it is encouraged. there are many opportunities in the military if you are willing to go after them. also the support that you receive from other members is unlike most jobs the best way to explain it is you have another family willing to help – more... you anytime that you need it. – less
Recruiting Assistant (Former Employee), Bossier City, LA – October 20, 2014
Love the military very much. Not for everyone though. I have enjoyed many years of learning new skills and attributes in the military. Combat was a blast literally and the best part for me was being able to serve the community in times of need.
Life changing, great experience, powerful learning
Unit Supply Specialist (92Y) (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – October 16, 2014
A typical day in BCT (Basic Training) would be waking up at 4 every morning, conduct bay maintenance, line up for formation. Have physical training until 6:30am, head back to the barracks, conduct personal hygiene and get ready for the day/class. Have chow (lunch) go back to class or other training, have chow (dinner) then have personal time until 2100 – more... (9:00 pm) go to sleep and start the next day the same. – less
Lieutenant (Current Employee), MO – October 16, 2014
Cons: out of town one weekend a month.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve my country any way I can. This job has been bestowed upon me because I hold a level of trust with the people above where I am. This is not something I take lightly, nor should any one else. No one else surely does!
opportunity to have a career with the CA National Guard
Staff Environmental Scientist (Former Employee), Los Alamitos, CA – October 15, 2014
Pros: being able to interface with many people, both in the military and community
Cons: reduced funding for projects and not moving as fast as i might like on occasion
Prior to my coming to the Guard in '91, there had been no environmental compliance staff position. I literally had the chance to create and develop the position from the beginning. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting to interface with everyone from the hanger mechanics to the post commander almost every day. Being the only staff position for – more... over 15 years, I learned to manage projects and personnel in a variety of ways ( a civilian having to manage, teach and supervise military personnel). The most difficult part of the job was that sometimes government doesn't move at a pace that one might like. I had the privilege to work with some of the finest individuals anywhere, both officer and enlisted. Again, one of the most enjoyable parts of my day was, many times I would plan my day/week out and what needed to be accomplished was nothing I had planned. I learned to be very resilient and versatile. I also had the opportunity on many occasions to act as the post commander's point of contact at city council meetings and key individuals in the community along with local, state and federal regulatory personnel. I feel that my biggest accomplishment was that in twenty years, the CA National Guard received no fines, notices of violation or compliance orders during my tenure. – less