The military is a good way to retire young.
EKMS Supervisor (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 9, 2016
Military is hard work depending on the field of study. Everyone in the service is required to coordinate and help each other. It doesn't matter what rate (job) you have, we all share in cleaning, assisting with supplies, assist with fire fighting, pulling tons of electrical cables, painting, standing quarter deck watches, and so on. Then on top of that, you still have to do your assigned job.
Your co-workers are your brothers and sisters especially when you are in close quarters with them all day and all night. So, camaraderie is inevitable. Making friends is the best part of working together.
The most enjoyable part of the job is traveling for free throughout the world and meeting different people of different cultures, backgrounds, and religion. Most people only the pictures of different countries, but the military gets to see and experience it.
Good pay, could advance fast, great benefits, and great retirement check
Long hours, leaving families most of the year, too many relocations or not enough