Electronic Warfare Sergeant (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – December 10, 2015
Serving our nation is an honor and it is a very small population that serves their country. In the United States Army you learn to become a stronger person physicall and mentally. You learn to become very adatable and be able to react to change. Their are times where you will be away from your family, but it is a sacrifice you have to make to fight for the nations freedom.
UNITED STATES INFANTRY (Current Employee) – Fort Hood, TX – February 4, 2016
I've enjoyed my time in the military service. As I see my contract & time is coming to a close, it's time to look forward & better myself outside in the civilian sector. Amazing leadership & amazing management. Soldiers that I have gone over seas with have become my brothers. The most enjoyable part about being a United States Infantryman is upholding the standard & tradition that we have held for countless of years. The most difficult part of this job is probably the lack of sleep, & communication. When things become a stir, problem solving & adapting to the situation is key.
PROJECT PLANNER / PILOT (Former Employee) – Fort Campbell, KY – February 4, 2016
Is a General Support Aviation Battalion in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Primary responsibilities include maintain personal and unit readiness to safely accomplish all assigned missions-under Day, Night, NVG and adverse weather conditions- which are essential to the organization.
Was the lead project planner and utilized risk mitigation techniques to minimize risk and enhance the unit flight operations with zero accidents in coordinating personnel and aircraft movement.
Did numerous missions in Afghanistan and within the U.S.
Communications Chief (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – February 4, 2016
I got to see the world and meet a lot of great people. I learned a lot about organization, team work, and leadership that is applicable to any career.
Being known as the "computer guy" was something I really enjoyed. People would come to me with a problem they did not know how to fix and I would address their issue. Its great when people use a tool everyday and I can come around and show them something and they tell me, "I never knew I could do that."
The hard part of the job was the extreme work environments. I am sure you can imagine. But working outside of my comfort zone made me really appreciate other jobs I have had.
See the world, meet great people.
Good friends move, you are at the mercy of the federal government.
Signals Intelligence Analyst and Team Leader (Former Employee) – Fort Meade, MD – February 4, 2016
When you are an active duty Soldier, you're on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week; even when you not deployed. It make for long days and sometimes, long weekends. Physical training is usually in the early morning hours. Work call varies from unit to unit and from job to job, but most of the time work/duty begins between 0800 and 0900. The work day doesn't always end at 1700 (5 p.m.). Most of the time there is paperwork to complete, Soldiers to tend to and mentor, and sometimes there is extra training that goes until 1900 (7 p.m.). It was made me realize the importance of planning ahead and to always be flexible.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 4, 2016
Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own. Selfless service is larger than just one person. In serving your country, you are doing your duty loyally without thought of recognition or gain. The basic building block of selfless service is the commitment of each team member to go a little further, endure a little longer, and look a little closer to see how he or she can add to the effort.
Not for everyone, but if you can handle certain things its great!
Training Project Team Member (Former Employee) – Fort Leonard Wood, MO – February 4, 2016
The military life is tough, no excuses being made here; whether you are office or enlisted, the days are long, the pace can be grueling, and depending on your level of leadership you can expect to be woken up in the middle of the night to deal with issues. This is to say nothing of possible deployments. Physical requirements are somewhat high and regularly tested, and the military does have a tendency to produce injuries or strains over the course of a career.
Those are most of the negative aspects. On the positive side, the military is service to your country, and you learn quite a bit about the way your country is run. You interact with people from all over the US and World, learn many different skills you would rarely see as a civilian, and there is a great benefits package for every single member. As with corporate jobs leadership has their tasks and requirements, but at the end of the day taking care of soldiers (directly or indirectly) is usually priority one.
The military changes you, and with the possible exception of becoming jaded (which can happen anywhere), I would argue that all of the changes make you a better, more capable person.