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"All the benefits of active duty, without all the deployments"

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Current Employee - Operations Officer in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Operations Officer in Phoenix, AZ
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Pros

Pay, retirement, and benefits are the same as Active Duty. Advancement generally is based on competency rather than "good old boy". The Guard is far more professional as an organization than when I first joined in 1987.

Cons

As Active-Guard-Reserve, there are only so many slots allowed in each state, especially at the higher ranks. I've been stuck at several ranks, even though I boarded high enough to get promoted, because there were no open slots.

Advice to Management

Remove the stigma of working at NGB. Currently, it's generally thought of as the place people who couldn't make it at the state level go to escape early retirement.

Other Employee Reviews for US National Guard

  1. "Great Place for a Lifetime Job"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great guys to work with

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult, and some of the leadership is not people friendly

    Advice to Management

    Work on team continuity.


  2. "Great, but like other jobs, much of it is what you make of it. No one will hold your hand through the process."

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training/education opportunities
    Leadership experience
    Develop ability to work under pressure
    Camaraderie

    Cons

    Promotions can be frustrating with slots being filled by less competent individuals.
    Senior leadership is often incompetent due to gaining position through an unrelated college degree and commission and not experience.

    Advice to Management

    Involve N.C.O.s in all of your processes in order to gain real experience, insight as to how to really get things done, and gain the respect of your subordinates.

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