The best part of the job is being apart of something so much bigger than you. You are serving your country while at the same time gaining life long relationships, and growing as an individual.
The Army puts you in position to serve in capacities which are challenging and fulfilling. In this career you have the comfort of job security for a minimum of 8 years as long as you have integrity, do the right thing, work hard, and get promoted. You are also provided, if not free, affordable health, dental, and eye care for you and your family. While this career path has many advantages there really is no work life balance, you are a Soldier 24/7 365. Although you are provided great benefits for your family it is highly likely you will not spend a lot of time with them; and the absence is not just due to overseas deployments but also stateside activities/ training and even your assigned job. A typical work day for me was 14 hours with about an an hour and 30 minutes down time. Any day where I worked from 0900-1700 was considered a short day.
Healthcare, Job Security, Serving others
minmal family time, long hours, high stress