Pros: Good pay and job security
Cons: Extremely demanding quota requirements. Zero tolerance for missing quota.
The National Guard is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to serve their nation, state and the community as a whole. The values one learns will change and influence his life permanently.
The environment is of course military and therefore very regimented. As a recruiter I have a great deal of responsibility and with it comes the freedom to set my own schedule.
Management is of course military officers whose objectives must be met. The mission must be met and there no excuse for failure is accepted. It is the worst part of the job. Failure to meet mission results in extra duty hours, restricted schedules, reduction in pay and persistent threats of firing.
My co workers are awesome. They truly live up to the Army's motto of No One left Behind.
The best part of the job is the impact I have on lives. Military membership and the training involved changes people's lives who might otherwise fail to go to college, learn a trade, or move beyond meager existence.