Among the career fields offered in the Guard, there are over 150 jobs, also known as Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Dive into each field to find the one that's right for you.

  • Infantry: This is what the military is all about. Develop the Soldier skills to defend your country, your unit and yourself in battle as one of the Guard's warriors.
  • Armor and Field Artillery: Deliver the Guard's thunder and lightning. Combine the artillery's crushing, long-range firepower with the armored branch's surprise, quick-strike capabilities.
  • Aviation: Control the sky above the battlefield. Earn your wings as a pilot, fly as a crew chief or use your mechanic skills to maintain some of the world's most advanced aircraft.
  • Medical: Make the difference in emergencies. Guard medical personnel save lives in combat operations, domestic emergencies-even everyday situations.
  • Military Police: Aviation officers are expert aviators first, overseeing aviation operations from maintenance to control tower operations to domestic and combat missions.
  • Transportation: Deliver the Guard around the world. Bring Soldiers and supplies to the heart of the battle or anywhere emergencies call and needs arise.
  • Logistics Support: Supply troops with everything they need, on and off the battlefield. Support your fellow Soldiers by delivering and storing food, fuel, weapons and water.
  • Mechanic and Maintenance: Keep the Guard's machines rolling and equipment running into combat, during domestic emergencies and as part of everyday drilling and training.
  • Signal and Military Intelligence: Become one of the Guard's information and communication specialists, and help maintain and operate the world's most advanced technology and intel team.
  • Engineer: Pave the way for any size construction or demolition project. From surveying and bulldozing to topping buildings and bridges, Guard engineers lay the foundation.
  • Administrative: Use your accounting, office-management, public relations and journalism skills to help manage the Guard's payroll, records, news and image.
  • Finance Corps: The finance corps is responsible for all Guard financial matters—purchasing supplies and services, balancing budgets, and being sure Soldiers are paid for their service.
  • Interpreter/Translators :Speaking and understanding foreign languages as well as their cultures and customs can earn qualified individuals an important place on the Guard team.

These areas count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military. Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB determine how qualified you are for certain military specialties. Score high, and your chances of getting the specialty/job you want increase.

Requirements

To become Enlisted in the National Guard: Note: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. For the latest information, please contact your local recruiter.
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Getting started is easier than you think. Below is the path you can expect to take when you're ready to join the Guard.

  • GET STARTED: Locate your local recruiter from Recruiters Area Map to let them know you're interested in learning more. No obligation, no guarantees.

  • TEST: Once you and your Guard representative agree that you're a good fit for the Guard, your next step is to take the ASVAB test. Take our practice ASVAB test.

  • ENLIST: At this point, you will lock in your Basic Combat Training ship date, confirm your Guard job and pay, and take your Oath of Enlistment.

  • PREPARE: Until you ship, you'll attend RSP one weekend a month to learn Guard rules and structure, and start fitness and classroom training.

  • SHIP: It's time for Basic Combat Training. In 10 weeks, you'll be stronger than you've ever been, and ready to be part of the team that protects America.


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