Medic (Former Employee) – Noblesville, IN – March 15, 2018
Training to be an Army Medic allowed me to lay a foundation of knowledge upon which I have built for the past several years. It started with basic EMT training, and gradually moved on to focused treatment under combat conditions. After having those opportunities not only to learn, but also to teach other life saving skills increased my knowledge and confidence as well.
National Guard people are treated like step-children of the army.
Food service manager (Current Employee) – Arkansas National Guard 937th FSC – March 14, 2018
We do not get the training that we need to go overseas. They give us some material and equipment that is a hand me down from the active-duty side. And when we do get activated to go overseas we are Rush through training and older setting us up for is failure. I would not recommend the National Guard to anyone. If you are not with the good old boys you will not get schools or promoted and you're stuck in one place. I would never given the opportunity ever join the National Guard.
Health Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 14, 2018
Through the Army you will earn many things that set you apart from the every day civilians. You learn dicipline and self motivation. You push yourself to new boundaries that you never thought was possible. You learn new skills that translates to every day life.
For being in so long there are some changes that need to be made in the organization especially for enlisted personnel. But overall it helps pay for college and could be good for people coming straight out of high school.
Hard to advance if there are open promotions for your MOS
E-5/SGT M1A1 Tank Commander (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MN – March 13, 2018
I learned a lot during my short 7 years. Learned about true friendship, leadership, how difficult life can really be, how easy life can really be, and mostly how to get the job done no matter the circumstance.
The Texas National Guard has been an excellent choice. I not only get serve my community but also receive top notch mentorship. My unit has always kept my best interest in mind and has worked with me to maintain a good work/personal life.
Work long and work hard, maybe youll get somewhere
19D Cavalry Scout (Current Employee) – Watertown, WI – March 13, 2018
Learn a lot of life skills, depending on what job you do depends on the level of difficulty you will endure. Know what you get yourself into because nobody will be their to hold your hand and show you whats right. Take the initiative, learn from others mistakes, and you ll come out on top.