Great job to benifit your future with a bunch of people wanting the same thing as well.
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Current Employee) – Saint Marys, PA – July 27, 2016
Morning formation is at 8am. We form up and get briefed by our SGT. on what we are going to do for the day, rater it be classes or us going out working/training with the equipment, or even driving the vehicles around because each month we need to put a certain amount of miles on them. Then lunch break at 12 and it ends at 12:30. Then finish what ever our tasks were and usually we finish around 4pm unless something comes up or we haven't finished our job. Then after everyone is finished we form up and get briefed about the next day. That's a typical work day, for as the management it's the rank structure and since I'm fresh out of AIT I'm the lowest rank in my squad so I get the grunt work which is probably the hardest part about it but I don't mind because I'm proud of what I'm doing.
Sergeant, 344th CSH (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – July 26, 2016
I love being in the Army reserves, I would not change it for the world. Reservist need to be utilized more stateside. I am a food service sergeant, we cook for multiple units during our weekend of duties.
Excellent way to stay within the military realm and a civilian life
Intelligence Officer (Current Employee) – California – July 24, 2016
I recommend it for anyone that is passionate about the military's mission but wants more time to spend with family and friends. you can have both worlds; military life and civilian life! it can't get better than this!
The type of friendships you make with the USAR is unlike any other you will have/make in your entire life. I have been doing this for nine years now, and I would not change anything for it. The military really doesn't have uses for plumbers, so I get a lot of training in other MOS's.
Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee) – Devens, MA – July 18, 2016
Being the new person at my unit it would be easy to become overwhelmed with all the new information that was given to me arrival. However that was not the case. My coworkers were very friendly and knowledgeable with any questions i might have had.
Honor and privilege to serve as a uniformed member or the Armed Forces
Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – Fort Hood, TX – July 17, 2016
As an army staff sergeant in the intel field working as an air sensor operator imagery analyst was responsible for collecting and producing multiple imagery derived products and reports working with a tight knit group of working professionals.
CBRN Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Meade, MD – July 15, 2016
A typical day at work involves receiving briefings on the daily plan as well as heading directly to work according to your section. For example, if you are in the Supply area, you will typically be issuing out equipment as well as signing equipment in and out. Basically, control management is the key. As for what I have learned in the United States Army Reserves, I can honestly say a lot. At a young age (rite after graduating high school) it teaches you self discipline as well as giving a handle on what to expect out of the adult portion of your life. How to better prepare and strive for excellence are key portions as well as being sure to remain always in a professional yet friendly manner. My co-workers and "management" have always been brothers and sisters to me and even after I am released from my contract, I will still consider them family rather than people I was able to serve with.
As for the hardest part of the job, I would have to say is communication. The Military has always been known for the attention to detail and the professionalism that is brought forth in every Soldier, Marine, Airmen, Seaman, etc however, there is an utter lack of communication from the higher enlisted or Officers to the lower enlisted/ranks such as myself. As for the most enjoyable part of the job, I would have to say is wearing the uniform. The pride and amount of self gratitude you bring to yourself when you look in the mirror is astonishing. Not only does it show that you are more for helping others than yourself, but it also shows the pride you have for your Country.