Florida Army National Guard// 02 // Signal Officer// XO // Deploying to IRAQ in Aug 08 // 6 years in and ready to get out.
It's been fun but I think the guard is being squeezed heavily. I'm making between 0-4 to 0-5 equivalent pay in my civilian job as a financial advisor and just received a year end $25k bonus for performance and incentives I hit.
However, I will never regret the great amount of leadership experience I have learned. I joined for the challenge and leadership but I'll be ready to close this chapter of my life when I get back from deployment.