Productive and Competitive
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.