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"Great Experience"

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Current Contractor - Squad Leader in Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Current Contractor - Squad Leader in Fort Leonard Wood, MO
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at National Guard as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Pros

International Travel and college financial assistance. Also, great place to develop leadership skills.

Cons

Some of the occupations can lead to life-long disabilities or death.

Other Employee Reviews for National Guard

  1. "COL and GO leadership lacking."

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    Current Employee - Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Officer in Indianapolis, IN
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Awesome coworkers. The rank and file really care and want to make a difference.

    Cons

    Enlisted and Junior Officers are hampered by COLs and GOs who stay way past thier careers have culminated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to be the bad guy. Tell some of the dead weight it is time to go.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some good things, some not so good."

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    Former Employee - NCO
    Former Employee - NCO
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    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steady pay, insurance, college benefits, paid training, retirement.

    Cons

    Very political at upper echelons. Incompetency seems to run rampant through much of the senior leadership. The Guard still runs on good ol' boy mentality. Knowing the right people allows some folks to get away with things that would get you court-martialed in the Regular Army.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many senior officers in the AGR program at the state level and at NGB. Get rid of them- they cost a lot of money, and most of them have little to no responsibility.


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