Iowa National Guard - Service of Choice
There are a lot of reasons you should consider becoming a member of our team. Although life in the military is not easy, it is extremely rewarding both personally and in terms of the benefits our members enjoy. Click a category below to find out more!
Choose a career and get paid to receive relevant training. Let us pay for your education while you earn your degree or vocational certificate.
Finally, let us help you with your resume, and put you in touch with an employer who is looking for someone with your skills and experience!
Our Soliders serve part-time, allowing them to attend college or progress in a civilian career while they serve. We want to help our Soldiers get the most out of the benefits we offer. That is why we focus on the E3 concept of Enlist, Educate & Employ.
Basic Training, Exciting Career Fields, Serve One Weekend Per Month
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 a minimum of one weekend per month and two weeks every year. They also receive leadership training and mentorship as they progress in their career with us.
Learn more about our Training Opportunities
100% State Tuition Assistance, Montgomery G.I. Bill, College Credit
for Training Received..
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 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.
Learn more about our Education Benefits
Become a Soldier, Serve at Home & Abroad! Choose an Exciting
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!
Learn more about our Unique Mission & Service Opportunites
Monthly Paycheck, Cash Bonuses, Money for College, Retirement
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 empolyment opportunities, which often result in higher pay than you would have otherwise received.
Learn more about our Financial Benefits
Serve your State and Federal Governments, Answer the Call...
The National Guard serves both the 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.
Learn more about our Service to State & Country