Posted on Oct 24, 2018
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Question for my fellow signalers: Which do you prefer? Currently at my 1st actual Signal unit in my 10+ years in the Army, been here for almost 2. The environment here is way more laxed than it was at my previous units (ADA, FA) but I enjoy working with my hands more than sitting behind a desk. Anyone else ever had this same predicament?
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SSG Network Operations Nco
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I understand. I'm now at my second tactical unit, but I've spent two separate tours in two separate strategic signal units (1st signal BDE and 160th signal BDE). I believe each has their own faults, but each have their own upsides. I enjoy having the desk time, but the hands on time has been just as rewarding. I think its about what you do with the time in each circumstance.
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SSG Doug Terrel
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Have they thrown you into the 25W spot yet? When they do, you'll be on the desk constantly. Or watching PowerPoint and some jag-off that didn't prepare. Or training meetings. Or first sergeants office. But only on Mondays do you get to be out of the office.
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SFC Jason Evans
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They're two different experiences. If you love going to the field then stick to tactical. My favorite duty position was NCOIC of a CG's commo team. That's the best signal duty ever. I had some buddies in WHCA and they really liked it as well. You put one more rocker on and you'll be sitting behind a desk a lot more.
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