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Phenomenal, rewarding, varied career, with tremendous training opportunities

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Current Employee - Army Officer in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Army Officer in Albuquerque, NM

I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

As a full time officer in the National Guard, I've gotten training in so many areas, my resume is very varied. I've gotten training and experience in Admin, Logistics, Intelligence, Operations, Hazmat, Languages, Maintenance, Transportation, Pay and Allowances, and on and on. This is mostly typical of a full time officer career, where you get a variety of experiences, and exposure to every field imaginable. In my 18 years in the National Guard, I have had about 10 different jobs all across the state, but only one required a PCS move.

Cons

If you want to focus on one area, it's not going to happen. As a full time officer in the National Guard, you are a generalist, not an area expert. If you want to focus and become an expert in one area, you'll need to be a Technician, not an Active Guard / Reserve officer.

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Provide advice and management on careers, don't just be reactionary. You invest a lot of time and money and energy into your leaders, why not provide them with some measure of visibility on what you intend for their futures? And if they have no future, tell them. We're grown ups, and will move on.

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  1. They Army is a rewarding career with tons of benifits.

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    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Fort Carson, CO
    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Fort Carson, CO

    I have been working at US Army (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Education, Training for life.

    Cons

    Camping trips, horrible leaders, Republic of Korea

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  2. Great leadership development skills learned

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    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at US Army part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    paid for school, gave monthly stipend, best way to serve your country, great people to work with.

    Cons

    could be a lot more efficient, starting to downsize so harder to get in, pay could be more

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