Pros: I enjoyed the responsibilities of being a supervisor and loved the Army
Cons: Being away from home (4 children)
As a Jungle Operations / Survival Instructor and Infantry Squad Leader, I trained, coached and mentored 800 students during 6 week training courses in mountaineering, survival, crossing waterborne obstacles and basic jungle warfighting techniques. I was responsible for directing deployment and employment of personnel. I supervised, educated and collected intelligence information, distributed administrative and training documents; trained subordinate personnel. Throughout my tenure in the Army, I
supervised, and served and lead as a member of an infantry unit of 10-20 persons, trained, coached and mentored students
during 6 week training courses in mountaineering and survival through rough tropical conditions.