The military is absolutely what you make of it. I happen to love it.
Pros: Daily variety, Challenging, exclusive, sense of brotherhood, Job Security, Travel
Cons: Time away from family (Roughly 250 days a year), Military promotion system may hinder career progression
It is an honor to serving in the United States Air Force. It's literally shown me the world, allow me to experience new cultures, and afforded me the opportunity to work with some extraordinary people. Our officers (management) enable us to work directly with sister services and allow us to be the subject matter experts when briefing the most efficient plan for airpower to mission commanders. As a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), the USAF has instilled a tremendous amount of trust in my capability to be a force multiplier on the battlefield during the most stressful situations, and ensure the safety of our ground troops when calling in an air strike. I believe the ability to multi-task, without error, during these intense situations are what set JTAC's apart from much of the military. This job encompasses leadership, strategy, communication, and management skills which directly translate to the civilian workforce.