Health Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – June 24, 2016
The typical workday starts at 05:30 and does not end until 17:00. Most of the day is riddled with rigorous physical activity. Volunteering was a must to get assignment usually related to your job description otherwise most of the day was utilized doing motor pool activities.
Never had to worry about cooking a meal unless you wanted to
Could have done more tasks related to actual job description.
Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Polk, LA – February 23, 2017
- Checking emails and answering trouble tickets - Time Management and work flow - I managed a few soldiers under me that were on the help desk with me. - Professional and respectful of others. - Not having elevated rights - Fixing an elongated issue
Military is A Great foundational career for those unsure
Mechanical Operations Manager Motor Pool (Former Employee) – Camp Grayling, MI – February 23, 2017
Joining any military branch is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants a long term career and to see the world. You won't enjoy the Chain of command if you have any kind of education behind you but you will also learn to enjoy the different opportunities and places you can travel to.
Human Intelligence Collector (Former Employee) – Fort Hood, TX – February 23, 2017
Well deployments vary. Garrison is usually more predictable. The days start early, and end when you get told you're done for the day. The people you work with are like brothers and sister's, and everyone watches out for each other. Nothing comes without sacrifice, and ultimately in any endeavor, you get what you put in. If you aren't willing to give 110%, you can't expect to get much in return.
The experience is one of a kind, and the relationships you make last a lifetime.
Motor Transport Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Bragg, NC – February 23, 2017
My family was all military, so I was too. I did my 4 years and 10 days, and I am glad I did and I'm proud to have done so. I learned map reading, leadership skills, preventative maintenance on vehicles, driving skills, communication and conflict resolution skills. The best part of being in the Army was the family atmosphere, a sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself. The hardest part of the job was not knowing your hours, and being on call 24/7. Still worth the effort and time though.
Platoon Sergeant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – February 23, 2017
On a daily basis I was tasked to command and monitor soldiers within my platoon. Using my expertise as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear specialist, I was able to perform tasks, and train soldiers in team-building missions. I managed over 50 soldiers within my platoon, and learned how to be patient, understanding, and ability to overcome any task that was given. The most difficult part of the job was being away from my family for extreme, long periods of time. I have a passion for team-building, and working with other's. As a leader, I looked forward to going to work everyday, to attend to my soldiers, and assist them with the task at hand. I learned trust, responsibility, accountability, and a solid work ethic working with the United States Army. I feel it has built an incredible foundation for myself, and has now prepared me for my future organization.
A day in the military is unlike any other job. Things are fast paced take a day off and the project you been working on takes a another turn. You have to be open minded ability to get along with other and be able to take criticism learn from and drive on. Multi tasking is the word of the day there is just not one job each day there are multiply jobs. In the morning you be doing slides for your commander in the afternoon maybe getting receive VIPs without any notice. have to be on duty 24/7 and ready to respond even on vacation.
Private - Signal Systems Support Specialist (Former Employee) – United States – February 23, 2017
Join to serve your country or get college. It will change you. For me, it made me the person I am today. It can be a good place to make a career out of, but there are many opportunities to go wherever you would like.
Signal Support Systems Specialist (Former Employee) – Killeen, TX – February 23, 2017
It is the military. Noone expects it to be an easy job. Long days hard work. But as far as pay went after getting out and seeing just how hard it is to make a decent living the pay was great. Room for advancement is certainly there if you are dedicated.
Ear Nose and Throat Technician (Former Employee) – Ft. Stewart, GA – February 23, 2017
The United States Army was a rewarding experience with lots of benefits and rewards, ongoing travel and plenty of nice places to live. I met new people everyday, from fellow soldiers, retirees or family members. The upper ranking soldiers and officers were full of advice to advance and give support of what to do for a better and more productive future in the military.
Travel, meeting people, support, benefits and advancement