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Great opportunity

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Former Employee - SSG  in  Lubbock, TX
Former Employee - SSG in Lubbock, TX

I worked at Texas National Guard part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Weekend drill-pay helps. College money, just finished my B.A. on the GI Bill. If you choose the right MOS there is great potential for civilian employment in the same field.

Cons

Can and most likely will get deployed, some times last minute notice. Promotions take awhile.

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    Friends don't let friends join the Texas Army National Guard"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Soldier  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Soldier in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Texas National Guard part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Retirement benefits, training and school opportunities, and small amounts of part-time cash. Those are the ONLY reasons that anybody would stay here long. Things like "service to community and country" are talked about a lot, but not practiced in reality. If you believe your talents will be used and developed here... good luck to you.

    Cons

    From top to bottom, the organization is breathtakingly politically defiled and equally committed to both preserving the status quo and running off potential talent. Protection of full-time positions and serial backstabbing in order to gain and maintain a full-time position are job one. Much worse, those in a position to do something are numb and indifferent to the everyday injustice and long ago gave up on trying to take care of their people. For the sizable full-time force... everybody gets hosed, they still get paid, and life is good. Aggravating and sad, yes, but when it gets you killed overseas it should be inexcusable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know all of this and don't care, so advice is not useful here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I got out.

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    Former Employee - Infantry  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Infantry in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas National Guard part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Had the oppurtunity to live in a couple of the poorest countries in the world.
    You can choose a POG job to get job skills and college money. In these jobs it shoulden't be to bad a deal at all and go to college full time.

    Cons

    Seems like drill weekend always fell on the only weekend in the month I had something else to do.
    Have to put up with people over you who are either cops or failing at life (for the most part).
    Choose a combatant job and it does not transfer over to the real world unless you want to be manual labor or a security guard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have to worry about upper management because you will most likely never see them. Your lower management can be a royal pain the ass.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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