VP of Operations (Former Employee), Langley, VA – September 8, 2013
Pros: job security, travel, leadership development
Cons: long hours, low monitary rewards, high risk career
Compensation is lower than civilian equivalents, but fulfillment and esteem rewards are better than othe career choices. Culture and values are very strong. Don't select this career if you are ethically challenged, the consequences are severe. Advancemnt is fairly slow regardless of your achievement, but builds character. Leadership and management is – more... top notch. Members benefit from being part of great teams and under the influence of great leaders and mentors. – less
Nuclear Weapons Maintenance (Former Employee), F E Warren AFB, WY – February 27, 2014
Nuclear Weapons Maintenance. The Air Force definitely takes care of their people and the pay / benefits are very good, as with all other branches of the military. I would encourage every high school graduate to serve at least 1 term.
Demanding and rewarding career opportunities await
CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT (E-9), SENIOR MANAGER (Former Employee), Global – February 27, 2014
Pros: rich professional history
Cons: arduous working conditions
Nearly 30 years in the Air Force's Security Forces from Airman to Chief Master Sergeant. Occupation requires true tenacity to endure countless hours of monotony in preparation for moments of intense adrenaline. Do what is right, all the time, seek career advancement and understand the complexity of the Air Force in order to succeed. This is not a career – more... field for fame and fortune, the satisfaction must come from knowing you provided a blanket of security for all Air Force specialties to operate without fear of threat or attack. To endure a full career in Security Forces is a noble and honorable achievement. – less
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Cheyenne, WY – February 27, 2014
Pros: my shop treats each other like family
Cons: only thing certain leaders care about is getting the mission done and that's all that matters
-On a typical day at work I get up at 3:30 and am at work by 4 even though my show time isn't until 430, I prefer to get their early to make sure the teams equipment is ready for them before they get there. -I've learned how to be a better leader and a better teacher and how the military is. -My shop looks out for they're people and make sure you and – more... your family are taken care of – less
TFI Phase Inspection Craftsman (Current Employee), Barksdale AFB, LA – February 26, 2014
A typical day at work begins with getting turnover from the other shifts, checking out tools, working on the aircraft, and ensuring maintenance completion. I've learned many things from airing up tires and struts on aircraft to supervising a tow from point A to point B on the flight line. Being in the military most of us are of a like mind and are willing – more... to do what it takes to get the job done in a timely fashion. There are days where we have to wash an aircraft or lift heavy engine cowling, but the down days where work is accomplished and we can catch up on training and relax for a short while make it worth it. – less
Marketing Director (Current Employee), Dover, DE – February 26, 2014
Pros: 14 assigments in 21 years based on my desire to see the world
Cons: none that i can think. i loved my career, the travel, and my life.
21 years active duty service US Air Force (retired Master Sergeant E7) February 1976-March 1997
For the last two years (1996-1997) I was chosen to develop a base-wide customer service program and instruct the 2700 base personnel (military and civilian) at Dover Air Force Base Delaware. The class was taught Monday-Thursday for 8 hours. The remaining – more... day was spent in administrative duties and TQM training development.
As the Vehicle Operations Superintendent (1992-1996), I led transport operations for the base which included the management of $13 million in vehicular assets in a 24 hour operation as well as being responsible for the development of more than 100 operations personnel.
As a club manager (1986-1992), I managed a country club style restaurant and bar operation with catering, live entertainment, and military unique programming. I also directed the Arts and Crafts, Youth Center, and Fitness Center operation while assigned to overseas locations (1989-1992).
From 1976-1986, I was a vehicle operations specialist where i was assigned as a heavy equipment operator (tractor-trailer, forklift, and wrecker) as well as a driver's school instructor. – less
Summory of Active Duty Military service with the USAF.
Aircraft Operations & Weapon Systems Coordinator (Former Employee), Dover AFB, DE – February 26, 2014
Cons: 16+ hour shifts
A typical day at work involved mass complexity's and extreme problem solving skills. Multitasking is a must learn skill to be successful in the aerospace business. I learned how to coordinate all aspects of aircraft maintenance, including dispatching all specialists to their assigned areas of the various planes in order to trouble shoot problems. I – more... learned how to coordinate an entire launch/recovery sequence while dealing with various agencies including, the air traffic control tower, ground maintenance personnel, maintenance supervision, logistics and logistics super vision, flight crew, fleet services, and emergency and police personnel. I learned how to effectively communicate and coordinate job functions with every level of management extending all the way up the chain of command to the highest ranking individual. In a high ops tempo or fast passed environment I learned how to work with co-workers of all all ages and all walks of life in order to successfully complete each mission with the highest degree of professionalism. The hardest part of the job was the long hours and non stop attention to detail. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction of being part of a whole which was bigger than myself and connecting all the pieces of the puzzle on a daily basis. – less
Security Forces (Current Employee), Langley AFB, VA – February 26, 2014
As a Security Forces member I was intrusted with the security and the law enforcement aspect of the Air Force base. I lead, manage, supervise, and perform force protection duties, including use of deadly force to protect personnel and resources. Protects nuclear and conventional weapons systems and other resources. Performs air base defense functions – more... contributing to the force protection mission. Control and secure terrain inside and outside military installations. Defend personnel, equipment, and resources from hostile forces. – less
The Job really showed me who i am as a person and what im capable of
Dental Assistant (Former Employee), Barksdale AFB, LA – February 26, 2014
Work was work you already knew what day you are going to have the day before, a full book of paitents from 730 to 430 an hour lunch and the management coworkers patients everything was great. No complaints on the job what so ever
Aircraft Weapons Mechanic and Crew chief (Former Employee), New mexico, Iceland, and South Carolina – February 26, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: away from home
would do it all over again to serve my country and meet the great group of individual and also see the country all at the same time. Wish there was more out of our younger generation with the mentality these days as opposed to looking for the easy way out or blaming all their flaws on someone else.