There's pros and cons to homesteading. Each person needs to weigh them out and see what the dice say. Looking back over my career, I've had many different assignments which somehow all added up to give me what I needed when i got to SGM. If your goal is to get to the top, then you got to know what makes the machine run and how to work with it. What are your long term goals? Answer this and you will have your answer.
Wish I would've never left. Spent 9 years in 112th SIG BN. After 7 deployments, I left trying to get a break. Regretted it for a long time. The Army's idea of "diverse assignments" lead me to being a recruiter as an E-7 (miserable w/ no leadership time), and getting sent to Korea (because I had to have it at least once in my career). I learned a whole damn lot while being in USASOC and am always grateful for it.. If you can get inside the fence you will grow by leaps and bounds in your technical abilities and being a professional. Best of luck.
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