A typical work ay depended on the training schedule, Sometimes you would begin with field training at camp in the field which would last from 3 days to a month in live fire, cold weather training or amphibious exercise. Other times you may find yourself deployed to Caribbean or Mediterranean sea duty which consistently lasts 6 months at a time.
I learned a lot in the manners of discipline and life solving techniques that were above and beyond anything i could have learned on my own. You truly discover how far you can push yourself and survive.
Management was tough, they do not take "no sir" for an answer. They say jump you say how high. I would very much recommend this for some of the youth today.
Workplace culture was discipline, readiness, and duty. I spent a good potion of my time as a machine gun squad leader and we were all real close and when something happened to you, it happened to all of us. Truly a no one left behind mentality.
The hardest part of the job is Duty was always 24/7 and it left no time for an outside family. I watched many families torn apart, including my own.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the brotherhood and life experiences I was able to partake in. It was all second to none.
See the world for free, sense of pride being part of the few, the proud
very stressful, loneliness, no sense of privacy