Pros: great assignment
Cons: having to deal with the politics associated with the job
A typical day at work have you oversee a multitude of domestic and international chores, flying in other countries, and it was a meaningful and intense mission. I learned to interact with US Embassy and foreign government / military officials in several Latin American countries, contractors, and US Department of State employees. Management was not centralized and was a great mix of ideals and transition from the typical military format of leadership. The military co-workers were a combination of GS employees and military participating agencies supporting the State department. The hardest part of the job was recognizing the limits of your authority, skill level, and those civilian workers assigned above you. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that your contributions play an important role in combating the flow of drugs into the USA.