Apache Repairman (Former Employee), Fort Campbell, KY – September 17, 2014
Pros: went places i never thought i would have dreamed of going
Cons: never had a chance to call a place home.
A typical day as a Repairman. Every 30,60,180 days, and yearly we had to do preventative maintenance. This included from breaking a helicopter down to the frame and rebuilding and replacing items to making sure that all blades were not cracked or coming apart daily and window washing. The things I learned about management was being and keeping a strict – more... schedule. Also how to work around different situations that can accrue. My co-workers were really helpful as teaching me the difference between a crew chief and a repairman. Also how to become a leader The hardest part of my job was doing work in hard to reach places. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing a helicopter fly after we did any work on it. Knowing that we keep the helicopters in the air.. – less
Systems Communication Support Specialist (Former Employee), Macon, GA – September 17, 2014
Pros: pay, training, traveling, meeting new people, insurance, uniforms
Cons: the war...lol
5am physical training, 6am back home getting clean and breakfast, 8am in the commo shop working on all the communications equipment that needed troubleshooting, maintaining the software on all the desktop and laptops in my Battalion and sometimes, even Birgade. Setting up antennas and training toops on the new radios, handheld and mounted. Making sure – more... that the encryption keys were locked on them and stayed safe and in working order – less
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee), Fort Campbell, KY – September 17, 2014
Be a Soldier, Conduct human resources. Learned how to live with adversity. Supervisors are has any job some horrible some great. Doing it every day of the week and deploying to Kuwait being gone for a whole year in 2009. Benefits of the Army is problay the most fulfilling.
Legal Office Manager (Former Employee), Fort Bragg, NC – September 17, 2014
Pros: service to country, community, and fellow soldiers
Cons: long periods of deployment to foreign countries
The US Army taught me about leadership and discipline in all situations. From the mundane tasks to the detailed assignments effective leadership and tenacity are always a benefit. It also instilled in me a management skill set that equally weighs the assignment to be completed, the personnel requirements and hard deadlines. The hardest part of the job – more... was the deployments that separated me from my family and the most enjoyable part was the service to this wonderful country. – less
Sr Vehicle Commander and Weapons Expert (Sergeant) (Former Employee), Fort Carson, CO – September 17, 2014
Pros: pay, health care, and housing allowance.
While working as a 88M is the United States Army I was able to gain valuable work experience. A typical day consisted of many different things. In the Army your day starts off with formation and PT (physical training). After this is complete I would return to formation to start the work day. In the Army you do not work a typical 9-5 work day. Many times – more... I would arrive for PT at 7:00 a.m. and not get home until &:00 p.m. I was responsible for transporting soldiers and items to and from certain areas. A few of the things I learned while being in the Army was leadership skills, time management, and how to deal with adversity. I also had to learn how to adapt to different situations. The hardest part of the job would be the lifestyle and time spent away from my family. During my time in the Army I deployed twice, both deployments lasted over a year. This is a difficult time on you and your family. The best part of my job in the Army was the pay, education benefits, and health care. – less
Time spent as platoon guide and platoon Sargent (Former Employee), Fort Benning, GA – September 16, 2014
My daily day at this job was wake up to train. I learned how to work as a team and Crucial management skills, the hardest of this job to me was being so far away from all my family for so long. The best part of the job to me was a guaranteed pay check.
Health Care Specialist 68W (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – September 16, 2014
I felt I was well trained and that I could quickly and easily perform any task set before me. Through all the arduous bureaucracy and the most difficult times I really enjoyed the comradery. At times it was the lack of teamwork that made the job hardest, but there was always a way. Good experience.
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee), Fort Stewart, GA – September 16, 2014
Pros: good lunch breaks. good benefits.
Wake up and Physical Training from 6:30am to 7:30am. Released to do personal hygiene at 7:30am. We are to be back to work at 9:00am and work until 11:30am for lunch break. Lunch is over at 1:00pm and we work until 5:00pm. During our work period we can process anywhere from 5 to 100 peoples paperwork. We would work with each other to complete tasks. – more... The hardest part of my job was when co-workers would misplace paperwork. The most enjoyable part of this job is the job security. – less