US National Guard

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Good place for a weekend..

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at US National Guard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good benefits; Education Financial help, Tricare Health, VA support.

Cons

Away from home due to school/deployment; It turns out to much more than 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks per year. Basic Training & MOS School for up to 6 months, Professional educational schools for promotion, it all adds up. A lot of stress for self and family members.

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Retention should be a bigger concern with a shrinking budget than training new recruits.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience and college tuition paid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US National Guard part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The national guard is different than the reserves because in addition to following federal orders you also follow state orders. So any state emergencies snow, flooding etc you can be called up to go help out. State orders may be more common and easier last minute items to obtain than federal. Thus, they can occur much more frequently in the guard than the reserves.

    Cons

    Getting placed on orders can be disruptive for family, job, or school. I've known many soldiers that had to drop quarters of school because they got called up for something.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best experience ever!

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    Former Employee - Automated Logistic Supply Specialist in Selma, AL
    Former Employee - Automated Logistic Supply Specialist in Selma, AL

    I worked at US National Guard part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can get money for school

    Cons

    You may have to travel for extended periods of time from your family.

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