The US Army is a great place to get your education and leadership experience. The culture can be stifling, but no one will argue the benefits and experiences you will get in uniform.
Diversity, Leadership, Rank Structure creates expectation of compliance, Mission first
Much time spent performing tasks that add no value to the organization's mission, people in leadership roles have too large an effect on your own progression, a good old boy culture that can tend toward playing favorites
While I was in Ft Bliss a typical day would be to arrive at work at 4:30am do a cook's mount (checking fingernails, hair, shaved, etc) and placed on a product for the day, we would cook, clean, and serve customers, until I was placed in different areas such as rations and R and U. While in rations I would conduct inventory. read list and provide the shift with whatever was requested and keep track of our spending. While doing R and U I was required to maintain equipment do weekly inventories on the equipment, conduct inspections and be inspected, Stay later for equipment maintenance, Arrive early to make sure all equipment was in working order While in Japan my responsibilities was to work office automations. I was in charge of training trackers, Calendars, training rosters, updating records, maintaining records, knowing policies on training and also acting as a liaison of sorts when training was required through the army I also had to train incoming [personnel and be responsible for soldiers I also had to provide support for any incoming units to japan
the culture, meeting new, people, the benefits, the experiences
long work hours, never overtime, never can work toward my own goals