First off you have to be a corporal. Secondly, you have to think about your family. It could be just as hard for them. There's only 3 days is a Drill Sergeant. The days you have staff duty /CQ, hopefully the days you have off after and then all other days are Monday. It's not uncommon to work 50hrs straight. They pay an extra $300 a month which is really only $10 a day extra. Considering the amount of responsibility you gain and the possibility of you losing your career don't do it for the money. The Army is hurting for drill sergeants right now they are even trying to have old drill sergeants come back and do it again. This means that it's a possibility for you to be the only drill sergeant in your platoon which means you will really ever get a day off until you get a second one who can help you out. With all this being said is probably the best job I've ever had. I love the train soldiers and everybody remembers their drill sergeants. There's no job more rewarding and no feeling better than parents coming up to you telling you how much of an amazing job you did.
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