Nice rewarding place to work.
Pros: learning high tech military equipment and instructing it to students
Cons: long periods of no training missions and changing expectations to fill down time
A typical day at work involves hands on with equipment in our lab, and course-ware development. Examples are, creating Systems Approach to Training (SAT) format lesson plans, power point presentations, student exercises, student hand outs, and training analysis forms.
I learned Subject Matter Expert (SME) level knowledge on a large family of Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment. Experience includes SME knowledge on system operations, system functional administration, and system integration.
Management was less than efficient. Some of this was due to customer changing requirements but mostly it is due to lack of distinct consistent leadership.
Co-workers are the best part of this job. we are all prior military and get along very well.
Hardest part of the job is the constant changes of directions and expectations.
The most enjoyable part of this job is conducting formal class room instruction to members of the armed forces and improving the skill level of out nations war fighters.
The contract unfortunately was lost to another company that brought in it's own people. I am sorry to see this job go.