The requirements for promotion are outdated therefore people with no leadership ability or intelligence often end up in charge of you.
Pros: free lunch, benefits, pride
Cons: benefits, others stress, long days
I learned how to endure situations early on as to not make them worst and eventually things will change. A typical day would be reporting in bright and early to hurry up and wait, and if we complete our duties faster than expected we were to pretend to be busy. If we were caught not having anything to do we would receive busy work for everyone, something like building tents and taking them back down over and over until formation. The hardest part of the job was learning as much about the military rules as you can so when you are targeted by some bad leader you can defend yourself or they will ruin your career without blinking. The most enjoyable part were the comrades and battle buddies you go through all of this with being there with you and the bond you guys build. Most of those friendships last ten times longer than any of the ones made anywhere else. Also, this is just my honest opinion on the unit i was with for the last 7 years but all units are different with luck you may end up at a great one.