California Guard is a good place but not every unit is great
SF Engineer (Current Employee), California – July 4, 2015
The command team dictates the culture of a unit. As of now the culture at A-5 19th is about as bad as it can get. People are leaving and I am one of them. The unit is not a good place to be right now. I hope that changes because the soldiers are great
Specialty Branch Officer Strength Manager (Current Employee), Fort Pickett, VA – July 2, 2015
Pros: Great benefits
Cons: Poor leadership
The Virginia Army National Guard is a very important part of our nations security and has grown to be a very strong force. However, they have mismanaged and over-promoted their officer force and are now forcing anyone with 20 years of service out.
A workplace with strong culture and drive to improve
Signal System Support Specialist (Current Employee), Reno, NV – July 2, 2015
The Army National Guard is very interesting and overall great place to be. Enlisted soldiers are pushed by senior enlisted as well as the officers to pursue careers as well as a military career. The military is not fond of people staying stagnant. Always moving forward.
Human Resource Specialist (Current Employee), Peoria, IL – July 1, 2015
Pros: Great people
My job as a Human Resource Specialist has been second to none. It has taught me to think on feet and be prepared for anything at anytime. I love being able to help others and work side by side with different people from all over the world.
Pros: You gain friendships and loads of experience on life
Cons: No cons
I had no regrets joining the army national guard. The benefits were great and I was able to create a bond with people who I've never met. I learned a lot while serving with the national guard and I truly miss my brother's in arms.
Tough but learning tool and sense of accomplishment.
Military Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee), New Haven, CT – June 30, 2015
we break down enemy capabilities and through terrain conditions and capabilities of the enemy we create course of action the enemy will take to be successful of their mission. later briefing Army personnel on said course of action and any other important intelligence.
Productive employment with opportunity to develop many skills
91F Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (Current Employee), Red House, WV – June 29, 2015
Challenging job with lots of opportunity to gain leadership skills as well as excellent teamwork skills. Provides opportunity to engage and help the public during times of crisis. Excellent job to learn – more... multi-tasking and the ability to handle unexpected circumstances that require adjustment of plans. Opportunities to provide guidance and mentor junior personell as well as learn from upper level personell. – less
As a Budget Analyst I was given the opportunity to get a better understanding of the financial side of supporting company tasks/obligations with personnel and tangible resources(i.e. vehicles, meals, lodging,etc) – more... I became proficient in validating unit requests in accordance with established annual financial budget guidance and military financial regulations. I worked personally with unit reps as well as individual soldiers when issues arose. – less