Pros: Being in a tight organization and mentoring the youth
Cons: Having to retire so young.
A typical work day, when not deployed, was 8 to 9 hours, Monday thru Friday. While enlisted I learned how to become a teacher, mentor, and a leader to over 4500 young Marines. I was always part of management in order to make the work place more suitable to ensure that I would get the most work out of my junior personnel. I always believed in "If you treat and take care of all your employees and their needs, you will get the most work out of them and they will enjoy coming to work to put out 110%." It works. The hardest part of the job was being deployed and watching young individuals die for their country. The most enjoyable part about the job was being there for the Marines to help them make sound decisions weather it was financial, educational, growing up, and family issues.