My husband has not, but I keep telling him to go for it. He seems to have this idea that you have to be smart to be assigned this duty. ;)
my husband has done embassy duty in the army, you have to wear dress clothes so go suit shopping; depending on what he does it is a long day and very different; his team got a house away from the embassy but every situation is different; it all depends what he will be doing
We are currently at on MSG Duty(embassy duty). We are at our 2nd post. My husband is the Det Cmder here.,Barbados..
My husband keeps his own hours,pts to what he wants. This is an independent duty station. No help from back home. Tricare is a pain in the butt to deal w/,school for children aren't always the best(school is paid for by Marine Corps). Housing is iffy depends on post. We do not have compound here so we live among the locals(which is fine).I have a 3 bdr house 2100sqft
The Embassy staff is ok,you just have to find your niche.Their are jobs for spouse at the embassy but you must be able to obtain a TS clearence. Theirs good and pros to this billet. We about to get off this program in a couple months(it's been a long 3yrs-I miss Walmart).
I forgot it hard to get this billet(people dropped because the work load is ridiculous), I know for the Marines is 10wks for the det cmdr and the MSG is 8wks. MSG can not go on this program if the they are below the rank of SSGT or they have more the 4 dependents.
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