Everything is based on your leadership
Soldier (Former Employee) – multiple locations – February 20, 2017
Like in any field, there are great bosses, horrible bosses, and bosses that fall somewhere in between. With the Army, there are many levels of leadership, so chances are you'll find yourself with one or more less than awesome supervisors. Unfortunately, they have much more control over your life than bosses do in the civilian world. The job field you go into also has a lot to do with what kind of people you will be surrounded by.
The worst part of the job is that it seems the military is being used as a social experiment. Things that are not illegal outside are illegal in the military. Simple things (like bumping into someone) can derail a career and result in finding oneself out of a job (or worse).
The best part is that you can build amazing relationships while doing something altruistic. You really can make a difference in some ways. Also, you get weapons and combat training, so if that is appealing... it can be fun!
Healthcare is provided for you and your family, paid vacations, many holidays off
Deployments, loss of rights and freedoms