Armored Tanker/ Project Manager/ Vet Tech (Former Employee), Fort Hood, TX/ Parris Island, SC – July 27, 2014
Pros: you are serving your country
Cons: family life is hard because of your time away
Working in the United States Army is not like any typical job. You are initiated during basic training to separate the weak from the strong. You learn many skills including how to become a leader of integrity. LDRSHIP: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage is what is instilled in to you while in the service. – more... As far those in the higher ranks, they are held at a very high standard and are evaluated constantly, The hardest part of the job would be getting called to pay the ultimate price for your country. As far as working back at home and not in a combat situation, being away from your family during training is very tough. The part I enjoyed the most about the Army is that I was training to do something selfless and honorable. It's like being in a huge family while you are in and when you get out. You served your country, that's just plain awesome! – less
nice enviroment get too meet people from all over the world and it makes you really feel as your part of one big family.
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Savannah, GA – July 27, 2014
Pros: a hour and a half of lunch most days. 3 and 4 day weekends.
Cons: not being able too go get lunch some days because the task had too be taken care of asap.
nice environment of different people. teaches you the discipline that's needed through life to advance. Like showing up for work on time being 10 minutes prior, alot of people wouldn't think about showing up for work early, but n the army they distill the rights in your mind too stand out. responsibility was never questioned around the group I was with – more... we all knew our jobs and what needed to be done in a timely manner. Showing up 10 minutes prior too check up on all our equipment and vehicles making sure all was mission capable at anytime. My sergeants really never had too do any work because everyone in our platoon was down to business an fun later, but our sergeants would come out too overlook missions they might think was a little challenging too us but once they seen us doing what was told they would say "oh you guys have it just make sure you report too one of us when you guys are done so they could double check the task to make sure it was up too standard which it was every single time. – less
Military Police (Former Employee), Baghdad, S. Korea, MO, GA – July 27, 2014
Pros: being a soldier
Cons: not being a soldier anymore
I loved the Army. I loved the position I was in and the brave men and women that I had the privilege of serving with. I learned how to work with in a team and care about the well being of others while also learning how to better myself. The hardest part of my job was being injured in iraq and having to be separated from the military, that or leaving – more... my 3 month old son to go to iraq. The most enjoyable part of my job in the military was the camaraderie. The feeling that no matter what happened you knew someone was there to help, all you had to do was ask, and sometimes you didn't even have to. – less
Logistic Specialist U.S Army (Current Employee), Seattle, WA – July 26, 2014
Pros: long lunch break
Cons: healthcare benenfits
My typical day at work would be going to the office dispatching issuing out equipment, ordering parts, going to the warehouse receiving equipment. I train and help others at being proficient on Microsoft Word Xp. I have leran to self motivate and motivate others to the best of their abilities. My management was great they motivated us and pushed us – more... to better our future. The co-wokers I worked with are very reliable everybody is willing to help out at anytime. The most challenging part of my job is to always be alert and focus on the mission. The most enjoyable part of my job is to finish work successfully in a timely fashion. – less
Great atmosphere, good benefits, and a great retirement
UH-60 Aircraft Mechanic (Current Employee), Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah GA 31409 – July 26, 2014
Pros: long breaks, easy work enviroment, good people to work with
Cons: haserdous chemicals, loud enviroment
My day starts at 0630 when we Salute the flag after we complete that we do physical training and exercise for an hour at 0730 we stretch for 15 minutes. Then we leave to shower and get changed for the day work call is at 0900 report time at 1000 I report to production control for our morning meeting to see what kind of maintenance that need to be completed – more... and update them about work that has not been completed and the status, est. time of completion. at 1130 I break everybody for lunch, at 1300 everyone reports to the hanger to finish their day either working on a maintenance task or cleaning the area. then at 1645 we stop work and clean up do tool box inventories and FOD checks on the Aircraft and wait for notes for tomorrow then we go home to start it all over again. – less
Non-commissioned Officer (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – July 26, 2014
Pros: travel, comrades
The Unites States military was very good to me for the most part. I have had the opportunity to train and travel. I also meet some good people and learned many things about different cultures. My military experience helped shaped me into a more conscious person and help me mature as an adult.
Commander Rear Detachment (Former Employee), Illesheim, BY – July 26, 2014
This is a great job to learn how to Manage Safety Records and Investing Ground or Aircraft Accidents. I personally learned alot from this job and discovered that working in this field is a vital role to prevent future accidents from happening
Master Driver, Airborne Infantryman, Golden Knight
Master Driver, Infantry Battalion (Former Employee), FT Bliss TX – July 25, 2014
Pros: healthcare, pay
My last two years in the Army I was the Master Driver for the entire 1/36 Infantry Batt. My requirements were the hands on training of new soldiers on vehicles, which included classroom study, driving each vehicle that was required for them along with licensing of them.
I was also responsible for making sure soldiers did the daily, weekly and monthly – more... upkeep of said vehicles. If there was a problem I was the direct liaison with the motor pool mechanics that were tasked to fixed whatever was wrong unless the engine had to be pulled and then I had to get it to the proper spot and people to pull the engine and fix it. That is what made me want to get out of the military and get back into civilian life to work of cars.
I had my own office in the motor pool which meant when I wasn't out training my men I was with all the mechanics learning different things about our vehicles which wasn't always common knowledge.
My coworkers were some of the best I got along with them great, they were always happy when I was in the motor pool with them.
Management was almost non-existent as I was trusted to do the right thing all the time and when I did make a mistake I would be the first person to point it out to my commander and if I didn't know how to correct it I would ask for help on how to fix it and not make the same mistake twice as it is the way I work and lives depended on me to make sure the soldiers were trained properly and safely.
The hardest part of the job was knowing that I was going to be leaving the military and my men I trained were going to go to war without me. Teaching new men to spot different things on the road to keep them alive was a bit stressful but I dealt with it and never once let them see me stressed. Out of over 1000 drivers I trained only 1 drove over an IED at his leaders orders, even when he told him he didn't think it was safe.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the satisfaction of my mens faces when I told them they passed my course. I made a lot of lifelong friends in that position and hope to make more with any new endeavor I embark on. – less
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator (Former Employee), Fort Hood, TX – July 25, 2014
I loved my job, the people I worked with, and management. The possibility of being uprooted was always there but it was worth the chance. I enjoyed the challenges both mental and physical. The harder I worked the further ahead I was able to get and my effort was appreciated.
Steady pay check as long as you worked your hardest.
Unit Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Fort Bliss, TX – July 25, 2014
Pros: free meals, free place to stay, free health and dental care
Cons: long hours, strict environment
It was always important to make it to formation on time for accountability. Always had to look sharp in uniform and ready to take orders that were given by superiors. Always had to be prepared to work hard, as well as long hours if necessary. Always had to be prepared to multitask as well as react quickly to changes or added duties.
Fun and Long lasting life experiences and friends.
42A, Human Resource Specialist (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – July 25, 2014
Prepares and processes recommendations for awards and decorations and arranges for awards ceremony. Pre pares, updates, and coordinates requests for evaluations, to include responding to evaluation inquiries. Prepares and monitors requests for promotions and arranges for promotion ceremony, to include promotion declinations, reconsideration for promotions, – more... and arrange for reduction and removal boards for soldiers on local promotion standing lists. Prepares and monitors requests for reductions, transfers, and discharges. Prepares and monitors requests for identification cards and tags, leaves, and passes, line of duty determination, MILPER data and information management, orders for temporary duty and travel, personnel processing, training and reassignment, retention, military and special pay pro grams, personnel accounting and strength management, transition processing, legal, meal cards, training soldier support file, and unit administration. – less