Pros: Traveling, experiences, interactions, diversity, unity, and benefits.
Cons: Deployment, 12-24 hr workdays, and cleaning up after gross people.
Being a member of the Armed Forces is a difficult lifestyle, but it is certainly worth the experience. We were assigned to maintenance and trained for emergencies daily. I learned how fires work and how to control them, the dangers of flooding and clean up for many chemicals, as well as maintaining fire fighting equipment. The chain of command is what determined "management" and often, they were good leaders and as considerate as they could be. A few times, we received new people in the chain of command that were placed higher because of schooling, but they did not know how to perform the tasks. We always worked together to get people trained quickly and effectively. The hardest part of the job is long hours, deployments, and stress. The most enjoyable is meeting new people from all over the world.