it was a great place to learn responsibility and also learn to work as a team
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Former Employee), fort drum new york – October 19, 2014
usually we would show up to work recirculate the fuel in the truck and test the fuel to ensure it was ready for the work day. We had to check the lines of our trucks to make sure the area was clean and the all the equipment was lined up. every morning we also have to do preventive maintenance on all equipment and annotate and fix any problems that so – more... happen to come up. The management I was working with during my military career was good people that was always willing to lend an helping hand. – less
Airborne Infantry Squad/Section Leader (Former Employee), Fort Bragg, North Carolina – October 19, 2014
Pros: tests your metal and reaches you to never quit
Love being part of a team and leading a team. Proud of everything I did and was able to accomplish. The micro managing from people who have never experienced what you did or were doing, was bothersome because it often times unneccesarily made your goal harder to accomplish.
Team leader at 1st BCT (Former Employee), Fort Bragg, NC – October 19, 2014
Pros: leadership skills, commitment, teamwork
Cons: 24hr shifts, away from family, mental and physical exhaustion exercises
First thing we do is formation and then do pt exercise which consists of different activities. After pt we eat breakfast and get ready for the day. A typical day can consist of different activities and details. The hardest part of the job is the long days.
Where I learned to be productive, disciplined and push the limits of my own strength to earn sense of pride in who I am and what I can achieve.
Supply Noncommissioned Officer (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – October 19, 2014
As a supply technician / audit control specialist my job was to provide services in support of inventory control, storage and distribution, cataloging or supply identification systems, property utilization, or other related supply activities including those associated with multiple automated or manual supply accounting systems. As a supply noncommissioned – more... officer managed organizational materials and resource tracking. Assisted /performed all Property Book operations in the areas of inventory and storage management, and equipment coordination. Ensure the property book sections are all up to date; periodically perform a visual inventory of all items. Establishes hand receipt files and maintains accountability by the use of hand receipt listings. Assure that all authorized property is on hand or has been requisitioned. Coordinate the assignment and transfer of company inventory, schedule, direct and conduct periodic inspections, to insure stock items are serviceable condition, properly stored, accounted for and maintained. The supply sergeant is responsible for identifying and reporting all deficiencies to equipment and or discrepancies to Property Book inventory. I learned to be meticulous and never take things for granted and always check to make sure. The hardest part of my job was leaving something half done till the next day. I would much rather to just complete the job all in one day rather than wait. I believe the most enjoyable part of my job was the feeling of accomplishment I got when the job was to standard and ahead of schedule. I take pleasure in my work. In the military teamwork is everything. We learn to do the best you can for as long as you can for yourself and the person next to you; battle buddy system. Also that it is more advantageous and useful in life to be flexible and it is to be strong. – less
Reconessence Scout (Former Employee), Fort Campbell, KY – October 19, 2014
Pros: paid fun
Cons: 20 hour work days
Loved the old Team. Had allot of fun at the ranges and in the field. Even the slow days sitting around cleaning weapons with the guys was fun. Had all this fun and got paid to do it. Only left top peruse college so I can go back as officer. Its not all fun and games, there where days I worked harder, colder, more wet, and tired than ill probably ever – more... experience again in my life. – less
Sergeant (Former Employee), Killeen, TX – October 19, 2014
Pros: worked for government
Training in ground combat, Team Leadership, Strategic in battle and Sniper training, Sergeant Training, which included integrating with a new squad, organizing and executing tasks. Deployed to Iraq from 10/05 to 02/07
Abrams Tank Crew Member (Former Employee), Fort Carson, CO – October 19, 2014
being in the military gave me an opportunity to learn and perfect skills that I otherwise wouldn't of been able to. while also being able to have the option to continue my education into other fields of study thru the schools both offered by the military and the benefits gained from being in that allowed me to go to schools after my departure.
Always kept busy, good instructors while in training.
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91B) (Former Employee), Fort Lee, VA – October 18, 2014
I liked doing what i did because it was something different everyday. I met a lot of really cool people from all over the world. I was fortunate and had really good instructors while i was in training. The hardest part about it was the amount of pressure i was under while being tested on my abilities, but it kept me focused and got me used to working – more... under pressure. The most enjoyable part of the job was the hands on work that we got to do everyday. I really enjoy getting dirty and working with my hands. It makes me feel like I've really earned my paycheck when it comes around. Unfortunately, I was unable to continue my stay in the Army due to a failed PT run by 5 seconds. – less
SGM E9 (Former Employee), Fort Myer, VA – October 18, 2014
A sergeant major in the U.S. military is a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank above master sergeant, paygrade E8, and just below warrant officer. It generally takes at least 20 years to attain the rank of Army sergeant major. The Army place great trust in the leadership abilities of their sergeants major. The sergeant major of the Army are – more... the top enlisted positions in their respective services.
Normally, a sergeant major is assigned to the largest Army units, including battalions and aviation squadrons and above. The specific duties of a sergeant major usually depend on the size of the military unit to which he or she is assigned. Within their assigned units sergeants major serve as the bridge between the enlisted troops and their commanders. Sergeants major in the Army units also assist with logistics, drilling and the good order and discipline of enlisted troops. – less