The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you.
YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION.
Serve in the National Guard while pursuing a college education. The Guard offers many assistance programs to help pay tuition costs and other educational expenses. Counseling programs for Guard members are available in every state to help soldiers prepare for College-Level Examinations, Standardized Tests, and other career-based testing programs.
Your opportunity is here. With over 130 positions available in the Guard, your choice to serve comes with options. You can choose a Guard career that teaches you marketable skills that translate to civilian jobs, or you can enter a career that offers an experience beyond anything the civilian world can imagine.
WHEREVER IT IS NEEDED
National Guard Soldiers serve both community and country. Our versatility enables us to respond to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. The Guard always responds with speed, strength and efficiency, helping to defend American freedom and ideals.