Everything is based on the type of assignment
Logistics Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Hood, TX – June 22, 2017
Higher headquarters assignments tend to be very political but pretty much every assignment starts off the day with early morning physical training (PT), which is about the only thing universal across the Army. Pretty much everything else all depends on the type of assignment. Combat centric units tend to be a more tightly knit group. Command/management varies at every level. Much depends on the personality & experience of the leader. Leadership types are hands off/free reign, extreme micro-managerial, and the rare few that lead by example and true mentorship. Most things taught in training schools are rarely applicable on the job being as how most places have their own methodology based on command influence so just about every new assignment begins the learning process anew everywhere you go. Hardest part of the job is deployments, being away from family for long periods, but if unmarried/single, being stationed overseas can also be a real blast. I love being assigned to Germany and had fun in Korea as well, but after getting married, Korea wasn't as much fun without having my family there with me so overseas assignments are a mixed blessing and combat deployments are a real struggle.
Full medical & dental coverage, travel compensation, travel, & education benefits
No consistent leadership style and combat deployments