Pros: Learning how to become a leader
Cons: Some situations can be stressful on the family
My experience with the United States Army Reserve has been a good one. There is pride in what you do unmeasurable. In the reserves it is different than being "full time" or active. You must be self motivated. Keeping in shape to comply with the Army's standards, fulfilling education requirements, and advancing through the ranks. I learned a form of leadership that cannot be taught in a classroom but resonates with people from all walks of life. For the managent portion of this review I will insert my views on my superiors since the Army's garrison is not likened to a traditional cvilian managment structure. The garrison is a rank structure that is proven for the work you do within the military that is set up to be versatile since you will experience the leadership of many different commanders. Your co-workers are your fellow soldiers who you train for life and death situations with and have your back no matter what. The hardest part of the job is maintaining yourself and being prepared by motivating yourself. The most enjoyable part of the job is all the things you get to do that you otherwise probably never get to do.