Military Police (Current Employee), Horsham, PA – February 16, 2015
Pros: be a part of the greatest military
Cons: weekend drills once a month
In a typical drill i will be the lead driver in our humvee convoys. I train in Military Police tactics and learn more ways to become a better soldier. My NCOs above me are wonderful with deployment experience and relatable knowledge. My battle buddies are great because these are the men and women i will go to war with and depend on them to get back. Hardest part of my job is long days from 4am till 11pm. Most enjoyable part of my job is knowing i am the standard of what a soldier in the united states military looks up to.
Allowed me to become well rounded and versed in Human resources
Human Resources Manager / Guidance Counselor (Former Employee), Troy, MI – February 16, 2015
Pros: the work environment
Cons: lack of communication at times
A typical day was never the same. It usually started with reviewing documents and completing the processing list for the next few days. I learned how to research regulatory guidance and apply the guidance to the present situation. I served as management over the two employees I supervised. That included weekly training on new changes in the way we were to conduct business as well as vacation time management. I worked very well with my co-workers. They considered me as the resident expert. The hardest part of the job was upper management because they were not experienced in the description of our job. It made it a little difficult to effectively communicate, but we found ways to ease the gap in our communication to still allow us to be effective. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to be a part of the enlistment process with the new applicants. I love to help people and enlisting in the military is a big step.
2nd Lieutenant (Current Employee), Murray, Kentucky – February 14, 2015
Once a month and two weeks out of the year we are always looking to improve our knowledge and skills in the Military Police Branch. On a weekend, the training will vary month to month ranging from weapons maintenance to learning military movements and correctional facility operations. I am always learning new techniques and ways to become a better leader. As a Platoon Leader in the 438th Military Police Company, I am responsible for 42 Soldiers as well as conducting their training, for not only them but on occasion the entire company of over 120 Soldiers.
Throughout my short time in the National Guard I had the opportunity as a cadet to build my leadership skills and lean what it takes to be a good leader. My commander build some of my foundation and because of him I learned what type of leader I wish to be. To serve among others who share the same dedication and purpose as you is quite the experience.
SENIOR TRANSPORT OPERATOR (Current Employee), New York, NY – February 12, 2015
Pros: serving my country
Cons: it is not full time work
This is a once a month occupation and for about 2-3 weeks out of the year, we are activated in an active duty capacity for training. From the time I started I dedicated myself to provided the best of myself to my country and in my second fiscal year I was the soldier of the year for all levels in the Brigade and came 3rd in state competition. I find it fulfilling when we are activated to natural disaster relief to provide for my fellow citizens. There are also several state mission that I was able to successfully complete over the last few years and have led entire details, teams and platoons on several occasions. I am a highly respected member of my unit.
Infantryman (Former Employee), Fond du Lac, WI – February 11, 2015
Pros: 3 square meals a day.
Cons: lack of sleep. a lot of wasted time during training.
There wasn't a day you were not learning something new, or learning a better way to do something. The knowledge of the men and women in the armed forces is mind blowing. Just like with any other job/career, you will have days that you enjoy and you will have days that you regret. What I enjoyed the most about serving in the Natiional Guard was the free flowing feeling of accomplishment, and selfless service, for the betterment of this country, and the State of Wisconsin.
Lots of training fun, i can use my skills learn in a civilian career
Security Guard (Current Employee), Aguadilla, PR – February 11, 2015
Long and hard hours of work,training,dedications. i learned Communications,laws, and how adapt/ assist the situation. My co-workers are family to me. Hardest part of the job is the long hours. Best part is everything especially working with others.