Orderly/Training Room NCO in Charge (Current Employee), Fort Hood, TX – November 18, 2014
Pros: free lodging, medical and educational benefits
My typical work day included the supervision of 5 Soldiers, data in processing and out processing, file up keeping for over 300 Soldiers. Processed personnel actions such as finance, legal, promotions, leave of absence, and training.
I learned a lot of clerical work and became proficient at my duties. I had to handle a large sum of documents and utilized – more... organizational skills to set priorities to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Management/Leadership was very helpful in my personal and professional growth and always supported me.
The hardest parts of the job were meeting sudden deadlines. Being in the military, several deadlines would happen on a weekly basis. It was my duty to stay calm, remain proficient, and complete the task at hand with 100% accuracy.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the constant work load. I always had something to work on and if I did not, then I found something to do such as updating forms, routing slips, or training Soldiers to complete new tasks. – less
Power Generation Manager, Germany (Former Employee), Fayettville – November 18, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: no family time, lots of hours.
The work place was always changing which is sometimes good. You are never complacent. The travel and benefits are good. My co-workers were fantastic. The management was great. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping people.
Corporate Operations Manager (Current Employee), Fort Knox, KY – November 18, 2014
The United States Army is an excellent career choice for anyone starting out. The typical workday starts with physical fitness training before normal duties in your selected job field begin. I learned a wealth of transferable skills that will prove valuable to any company that I gain employment with in the future. Careers start at entry level and gradually – more... move toward corporate level management level. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know team members who will become friends for life and serving in all different places across the globe. – less
Army Officer (Current Employee), Fort Leavenworth, KS – November 18, 2014
Pros: great bennifits, very rewarding career, and opportunities to test ones metal.
Cons: can find oneself in a hostile environment where someone is trying to litterally kill you.
Overall my career with the Army has been a steady progression of challenging assignments. Majority of the management has been competent with leaders more than willing to help you advance and provide mentorship and guidance. Until recently I would have recommended this career field to everyone, but with the current domestic political environment, it – more... has become a very narrow and difficult career path to succeed in, and it will only get worse as our politicians fight over limited budgets. – less
Commissioned Officer (Former Employee), Worldwide – November 18, 2014
Tremendously fulfilling and frustrating profession that quickly exposed you to the best and the worst that the world has to offer. Demanding and rewarding at the same time...The Army will afford your opportunities and experiences that many will only read about or play in video games. Simultaneously, this profession will make you stronger, physically – more... and mentally, and more capable to take on the challenges of whatever you choose to pursue. It is an honor and a privilege to lead the sons and daughters of America both abroad and domestically. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. – less
The army was a great place to learn leadership adventure a lasting friendships The job was physical all weather hard work long hours. The job was dangerous in training and combat situations. I enjoyed traveling the world seeing new thing cultures and people.
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Supervisor responsible for the training (Former Employee), Fort Carson, CO – November 18, 2014
Pros: the variety.
Cons: always away from home.
I served over 14 years of active duty in the U.S. Army. I was assigned multiple jobs/missions in a variety of situations that provided great life experience. It introduces a person to multiple cultures around the world and with in the United States and provided a culture of loyalty and pride.
Very team oriented and a GREAT place to learn new trades
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Hunter Army Air Field – November 18, 2014
As my Army career has progressed, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of diverse jobs ranging from managing supply warehouse operations to petroleum, air traffic control, Supervising a team, loading and unloading various of top dollar Army Equipment and navigational assistance, mechanical as well as welding. Currently, my military job is – more... Petroleum Supply Specialist. Recently, I had the opportunity to continue my Army Career as a Reserve soldier as a Human resource Leader.
My current job requires me to test vehicles, their components and systems, supervise material flow, storage and global order fulfillment, operate and maintain over $100K worth of equipment, attend/participate in all driver safety meetings and assist with the Safety Risk Management (SRM) process. This is only a partial view of my work experience and background. – less
Logistics Manager (Current Employee), Fort Bliss, TX – November 18, 2014
Personally responsible for over $3,000,000.00 of unit command equipment with no deficiencies Maintained 100% accountability of Units equipment worth over $35,000,000.00 during multiple deployments overseas to Iraq, Afghanistan and Bahrain.
Travel experience and Challenging career that builds character
Supply Technician (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VA – November 18, 2014
Pros: job security, benefits, good health care
Cons: long deployments away from home, to much focus on career then family
My experience in the US ARMY included a number of things from maintenance to refueling aircraft's. I learned how to gauge 2500 gallon fuel tanker trucks, and how to refuel aircraft while the engine was still engaged. Management consisted of a chain of command based on a ranking system starting from Team Leader, Squad Leader Section Sargent etc. My co-workers – more... where more like a family. The hardest part of my job was being away from my friends and family during deployments. The most enjoyable part was the serious training that came along with being a US soldier next to my chosen career path . – less
General Construction Worker (Former Employee), Schofield Barracks, HI – November 17, 2014
The Army teaches you values that you will use on a day to day basis. Your typical day usually starts out early in the morning with a good physical fitness workout and you start your job around 9:00a.m. Your supervisors teach you to work as a team in order to accomplish the mission at hand. There are some long hours that you will put in throughout the – more... day, but it is well worth it at the end as the results that may help someone in need. – less