Didn't like the job they put me so recommend ensuring you get a job or an industry that you are good at. The Air Force often mismatches personnel to jobs. Cross training in the Air Force to a different job is often like a carrot on a stick you will not get unless your in an over manned career field. Some jobs are easy while others are difficult and often taken for granted. While I am severally disappointed with the career skills I am walking away with which are worthless to my career interests, I have learned at least leadership and managerial skills. I will forever value my skills and experiences and really did end up enjoying parts of my career. However, I will never stop hating the Air Force for giving me a career I spent 22 years in, that did not match my skills and interests, to which I now will try and pivot out of this industry. I have done well and earned accolades for my work. It would have been much better to have been in a job where my talents and skills were fully utilized and appreciated.
salary, job security, medical, travel
long hours, seperation from family, beaurocracy, poor management, career placement, fiscally irresponsible