Army Reserves: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 28, 2017
Due to being in the Army Reserves, I drill one weekend a month every month and two weeks in the summer. This gives me the opportunity to pursue other passions, such as my education.
When I go to work (drill), my tasks include creating presentations for those in the chain of command. These presentations are on countries of interest, current events, and training.
I have learned to be flexible. There is a lot of work to get done in the two short days of drill.
My immediate supervisors are superb at disseminating the newest information. At times, it can be challenging due to the nature of having a short amount of time. This is when being flexible comes in.
The work that needs to be done, always gets done. My supervisors make it a priority for me to be able to get what I need to do done. This can prove to be difficult because it can be hard to find the resources, such as a computer. We are allotted one computer per ten people, but in my section we all need computers.
To accomplish getting the work done, we work together. Sometimes we'll team up, other times we'll take the work home and bring it back the next day.
My favorite part of being in the Army Reserves is learning. Every weekend I go to work, I learn something new. I love that I have the opportunities to learn how to use technologies, do tactics, and so much more.