RESPONDING TO THREATS AT HOME AND ABROAD:
The Army National Guard serves in more than 2,000 communities across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Army National Guard has a unique dual mission. Domestically, it serves at a state level to protect communities here at home. The Guard’s federal mission is to support active duty military forces in responding to threats abroad and humanitarian disasters.
Typically, Guard Soldiers live with their families in their homes, rather than on a military base. Service is part-time, allowing Army National Guard Soldiers to pursue their educational and civilian career goals. At a minimum, you would train one weekend a month and two weeks a year.
OVER 150 JOBS. ALL WITH PURPOSE:
As an Army National Guard Soldier, you can choose from more than 150 military jobs, including ones in public affairs, transportation, law enforcement, health care, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.