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U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs NCO Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015

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U.S. Army Reserve CEO Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley
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  1. "Civil Affairs Liaison Team Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Civil Affairs NCO in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time

    Pros

    World politics and cultural studies within deployment opportunities overseas.

    Cons

    Not enough active duty days available.

    Advice to Management

    US Army Reserves needs to let go of USACAPOC and place it back under USASOC and or directly under SOCCOM.

    U.S. Army Reserve2015-05-27
  2. "Great way to learn life skills and give yourself a start especially if you don't have many other options."

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    Current Employee - Civil Affairs NCO in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In general the Army is a great place to get a start on life if you don't have many other options available. My parents were never going to be able to pay for college and there were very few good jobs when I graduated high school. As a Civil Affairs (CA) soldier, I gained an un-measurable amount of experience and knowledge as I deployed overseas to help in reconstruction efforts after 2 wars. Even our younger CA soldiers...

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    Cons

    Being away from your family and friends for long deployments is not fun. Much of your life is in the hands of the Army and sometime you find yourself working for extremely inept leaders and there usually isn't a good way to handle it. Fortunately the Army is working to clean out its "toxic leaders" so this may be less of a problem in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to get rid of toxic leaders.

    U.S. Army Reserve2014-11-09
  3. "Great pride comes with only 2 days a month."

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      Current Employee - Civil Affairs NCO in Pinellas Park, FL

      I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Serving your country as a part-time profession. Many opportunities for advancement. Student loan repayment programs. Foreign language training. Lots of traveling. Eligible to receive a pension after 20 years of service.

      Cons

      Some months are rough. After a week of hard work at your full-time profession all you want is a relaxing weekend... not on drill weekends. No break on drill weekends. There is always the chance that you could be sent somewhere for long periods of time away from your family. Deployments are never easy, but it's the whole point of being in the military. If you are not willing to sacrifice time away from loved ones for your...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep the incentives coming. As soon as you cut them you will see less new recruits or reenlistments and poor attitude Soldiers.

      U.S. Army Reserve2014-03-11
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