Pros: great medical and educational benefits, fast promotion opportunities, job stability, paid training, no experience required, world travel, vacation with pay
Cons: possible long hours, time away from family, stressful
Field Artillery daily routine consisted of physical fitness training, leadership meetings and briefings and combat mission training;
Recruiting daily routine consisted of lead generating operations, prospecting for potential Army recruits, processing applicants for enlistment into the Army, training of Future Soldiers.
As an Artilleryman, I learned – more... how to mentor, train and lead young men to become knowledgeable about performing in combat situations and to later become future mentors, trainers and leaders;
As a recruiter, I learned about selling a difficult product to people with no knowledge of it, I also learned about market penetration and market saturation through canvassing; I learned how to conduct cold calls, hot knocks and face to face prospecting; learned about target markets and market share.
Military management is structured well so as to run as according to protocols and Army doctrine.
Co-workers were of a diverse background with various nationalities.
As an Artilleryman, the hardest part of the job to me was administering non judicial punishment to subordinates.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being a part of helping subordinates get promoted or rewarded for their efforts.
As a Recruiter, the hardest part of the job was trying to help an applicant overcome buyer's remorse, or conducting paperwork to release someone from their enlistment obligation.
The most rewarding part was, after convincing them, seeing the parents of a newly enlisted future soldier react with equal excitement for their child and their decision to serve. – less