Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (Current Employee), Fresno, CA – May 9, 2013
I just signed on with the national guard and have only been to one drill weekend so far and I loved it. At our drill we do PT ( physical Testing) and then we went into separate class rooms where we learn the things we need to know for Basic training, and for job training. it was fun and enjoyable
Broadcast Journalist (Current Employee), District of Columbia Washington DC – May 8, 2013
• Shoots, edits, and produces video products to tell the story of the National Guard and its Servicemembers • Trains personnel in U.S. Army public affairs policies and guidelines during exercises and real world events enabling them to better relay command messages and talking points when interacting with the public and news media • Manages teams varying – more... in size from 4 to 25 personnel in public affairs projects such as recruiting videos for the National Guard – less
Human Resource Specialist (Current Employee), Columbus, Ga – May 8, 2013
It is an excellent organization to work for.
Assist on all human resource support matters Maintain emergency notification data Responsible for readiness, health, and welfare of all soldiers Oversight of all strength management and strength distribution actions Postal and personnel accountability support
Good opportunity for benefits and to explore the world
Team Leader (Former Employee), Conway, AR – May 7, 2013
Pros: education benefits, veterans benefits
The Army National Guard is an excellent way for civilians to serve their country while staying close to their family and friends. The education benefits are very nice, as well as the experience gained from working with a team and individually.
Infantryman (Current Employee), Fredericksburg, VA – May 7, 2013
Pros: education benefits, experience, team building
Cons: long hours, away from home for extended periods, the food
Not a bad gig if you want an education with the benefits provided by the National Guard. Decent job opportunities and help finding jobs through civilian contractors and chain of command including information on job fairs and active guard positions. The hardest part of this job is switching from civilian mode to sodlier mode and being expected to maintain – more... a standard by finding a balance between civilian life and military life. The pay isn't very good, especially if on active duty status. You tend to work long days sometimes up to 16-18 hour days but not compensated for it (state side for training). That is part of the military life i suppose. – less
Cons: long hours and you never know where we might deploy to next!!
Go in and trouble shoot issues on equipment. I have learned many useful techniques in the shop and other life changing values. My leadership strives to be the best and most informative. The hardest part is some times there are super long hours. Most enjoyable part of my job is the fact that I know i am helping my state and country!!
infantryman (Current Employee), Ada, OK – May 6, 2013
Pros: great money and benifits, serving your country
Cons: long periods without family
fun interactive job great experience going on deployment can provide you with lots of money and the experience of serving your country but the benifit of the gaurd is you dont dont have to leave your family all the time