A priority and a willingness to be counted on.
Pros: free lunches and beer, govt benefits for active and retired
Cons: fixing the ;mistakes and errors of others
Personnel accountability. Product and equipment readiness, the MOS (the job one does) is functional, the expectation of leadership meetings on a daily basis.
This then is the active ingredient in the learning of leadership qualities: accountability for failed errands and missions, the approximation of corrective solutions to adverse situations and the right to dispense authority to junior rank. Accountability stays with me at all times. Co workers must work alone as no mission requires that a Marine, a Soldier shall work alone., the competitiveness for advancement is replete within the structure functional of the US Military.
The hardest part is writing letters to families whose loved ones have deceased.
The sightseeing, the travel, the pay, the eating anywhere in the world