Our soldiers are some of the most highly trained professionals in the world. Every soldier attends Army Basic Combat Training followed by Advanced Individual Training in one of over 200 different occupational specialties.
In addition, our members train as soldiers one weekend per month and two weeks every year. Our soldiers also receive leadership training and mentorship as they progress in their career with us.
Because for the majority of their career, our soldiers serve part time; they don't have to put off college! In Addition, the National Guard offers
phenomenal benefits designed to help with the cost associated with receiving your education.
Our members may receive college credit for their military training as well as tuition assistance, pay while attending college, the "Montgomery G.I. Bill", and in some cases student loan repayment. In addition, you may qualify for other educational benefits as well.
There is no shortage of adventure while serving with the National Guard. Because of our unique mission, our members have the opportunity to serve all over the world with other components of the military and here at home in times of domestic emergency.
If it's excitement and adventure you're looking for, you will have to look no further than the National Guard.
Our soldiers receive pay and benefits every time they are called to action or report for training. Members of the National Guard who join while in high school start receiving pay and benefits even before they report to basic training.
The National Guard offers part-time and full-time
employment opportunities. The training and education you receive can
also help you obtain better civilian employment opportunities, which often
results in higher pay than you would have otherwise received.
The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. While the Guard originally focused on protecting local communities, it eventually grew into a force that
complements the Active Duty Army when help is needed anywhere in the world.
Although we are combat-trained and can be deployed overseas, we are just as likely to serve in
our home communities.