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Team Leader (Current Employee), Elizabethtown KentuckySeptember 13, 2014
Lead, teach, train, supervise soldiers. Solve problems. Prepare for combat.
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Fun fast pace work on generators
Power Generation Equipment Repairer (Current Employee), Stockton, CASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: hands-on work in realist situations, physical training
Cons: not enough hours, not enough a month to pay bills
Typical Day
>Get up at 4am doing physical training
>Classroom training
>In the field hands-on training

Management
>Civilian (retired veterans) teachers
>NCO officers trainers
>Battle Buddies (co-workers) partners

Hardest Part
>Pressured timing
>Compulsive management

Most Enjoyable Pat
>Hands-on training
>Realist situations
>Classroom Training
>Working – more... with retired veterans – less
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It's a Military installation
Paralegal Specialist (Current Employee), East Greenwich, RISeptember 12, 2014
Get used to doing all sorts of jobs at any time.
Your hours will be decided at the last possible moment don't make plans that entire weekend.
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Interesting Workplace
Unit Supply Specialist (Current Employee), Ft. Stewart, GASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: free lunches
A typical drill weekend, starts by meeting up at the armory for an 8:00 am formation. We discuss our goal and tasks for the weekend, before falling out to perform our jobs.

As a unit supply clerk, my job is to ensure everyone has what they need. This includes uniforms, miscellaneous equipment, and other things. I am also tasked with maintaining soldier – more... clothing records, and keeping count of sensitive items on hand.

The hardest part of the job is remembering every single form. However, it is also the most enjoyable part. I like challenges in my life, and different situations every drill definitely help with that. – less
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Overall working in the National Guard is rewarding.
Specialist (Current Employee), ArkansasSeptember 12, 2014
Pros: the people, the pay checks, and the opportunities
Cons: govorenment shut downs and funding
In the National Guard i am an electrician for Ft. Chaffee. We maintain the post for other training soldiers. In my section we did cross training because there was not always electrical work, we trained in plumming, carpentry, and HVAC. As a soldier for Ft. Chaffee we did anything needed on chaffee to include post clean up. iI have been greatful to work – more... with an amazing group of people. – less
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Military obligation
Training Cadre (Former Employee), Christiansburg, VASeptember 12, 2014
I have gained a wide range of information and skills due to my training and experience with the military. I feel that it has made me into a better leader.
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AWESOME JOB!!!
294TH Engineer Unit Supply Technician (Current Employee), Carthage, MOSeptember 11, 2014
OUTSTANDING CO-WORKERS!! FUN ENVIORNMENT. EASY JOB WITH LOW STRESS.
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Fun workplace
Oh58 Crew Chief, Mechanic (Former Employee), Salem, ORSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: lots of fun toys
Cons: can get sent to war
Typical day is 6-5. There is a ton to learn. Management is cool, co-workers become friends.
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Food Service Specialist (Current Employee), MorristownSeptember 10, 2014
Hard work everyday but it pays off lots of fun. Wake up early hours do PT then you go straight to work stay motivated
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Great place to learn
Human Resource/Finance/Paralegal Specialist (Current Employee), Los AngelesSeptember 9, 2014
Pros: knowledge
Cons: confusion
This would teach the person that have not guidance how to grow up a little more and more but this does not happen to all
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Great experience
Materials Storage and Handling Specialist (Former Employee), Johnston, IASeptember 9, 2014
Loved being in the National Guard. Great experience, lots of travel. Great bunch of people to work with.
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Army Life
Motor Transport Operation Specialist (Former Employee), Medina, OHSeptember 9, 2014
It's the Army, I enjoyed it overall. Drill was a bit boring as we only had a handful of vehicles to PMCS which only took about 30 minutes.
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Water Purification Specialist (Current Employee), VermontSeptember 9, 2014
Great job with benefits, the people you meet and work around have great work ethics and want to see you grow and expand as a person and a soldier
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It was an honor to serve my country
o Served as an Infantryman (Former Employee), Menomonee, WISeptember 8, 2014
My job as an infantry team leader was to supervise my team of 5 in combat operations. During my deployment, my job was to supervise up to 100 Iraqi Correctional Officers in their daily activities as prison guards. The most difficult aspects were the language barrier between my self and the Iraqis and finding new creative ways to motivate my combat team – more... to train and keep themselves in shape.
I enjoyed the structure the army gave me and the skills it taught me that have and are helping me today. – less
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EMS is a very close family environment.
Health Care Specialist (Current Employee), AlabamaSeptember 8, 2014
Cons: can't save them all
No two days are the same. The most enjoyable part of the job-I make a difference in the lives of others.
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Huma Resource Specialist
Human Resource Specialist (Current Employee), Montgomery, ALSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: great hands-on experience
Cons: moving from place to place
I have been apart of the Army National Guard for almost 8 years. In the Guard, I perform several task such as handling confidential information, submitting awards and recommendations for promotions. I also drill once a month and annual training two weeks out of the year.
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great
Health Care Specialist (Current Employee), Pinellas ParkSeptember 8, 2014
great benefits provided. wonderful work environment. opportunity to travel the world and meet lots of great people
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Country, Duty, Honor
Sergeant (Current Employee), Aberdeen, SDSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: working with others soliders
Cons: mres
Working with fellow soldiers, getting a task and completing it with much pride.
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Ability to serve the country and still be a productive citizen
Military Police Sergeant (Current Employee), Moundsville, WVSeptember 8, 2014
GO to drill and perform all the task that i was ordered to perform for the day while leading anywhere from 3-9 personnel.
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Great field to go into
Chemical Operations Specialist (Current Employee), Dexter, MOSeptember 7, 2014
Pros: family oriented and room for promotions
Cons: interrupts my civilian life
I drill monthly, 2 weeks annually. When I go to drill it is like getting to see my family all over again, every month. We all stay motivated to help each other out and achieve mission success. I am a chemical operations specialist. I maintain chemical detection equipment and train other soldiers on proper use.

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