very stimulating and controversial. Always having to come up with new ideas and ananlyze concepts.
Horizontal Construction Engineer (Former Employee) – Fort Polk, LA – May 4, 2016
A day in the military is anything but typical. My days often revolved around getting up in the early morning, doing my physical fitness routine, eating breakfast and spending the day out in the field or training in a classroom. We did a lot of job-specific training, like Construction projects and a lot of paperwork. but on the other hand, we did a lot of combat training, doing simulations for scenarios from moving in a convoy to clearing buildings. We also spent a lot of time in classrooms going over rules of engagement and laws of war. It all depended on what was planned for that day. So everyday was something different. Always Kept you on edge with something different. As far as management went, it depended on your rank and what we were doing at the time, so it was always likely to change a lot. The hardest part about being in the service in my opinion is dealing with the extreme stress levels constantly. You have to really be able to adapt to any situation at any time. But on the other hand the military has taught me some valuable things such as to always look sharp, take good care of your people, Assemble diverse teams to get a range of perspectives, Be willing to listen to everyone, Invest in relationships for the long term, Stay calm under pressure, Act decisively even with limited information, Lead with integrity, and Give 100% of your effort. From the years I have spent serving my country the most enjoyable part of my job was knowing I did my job the best I could.
free college, guaranteed paycheck, paid vacation, good health care, and traveling.
Being Far Away From Friends And Family