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Army National Guard Overview

Arlington, VA
10000+ employees
Government
Federal Agencies
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
The Army National Guard
With more than 380 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component, as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In this branch of the Armed Services, you will serve part-time in your own community, where you can ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Army National Guard – Why Work With Us?


OUR HISTORY.

The National Guard is a unique and essential element of the U.S. military. Founded in 1636 as a citizen force organized to protect families and towns from hostile attacks, today’s National Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time, always ready to defend the American way of life in the event of an emergency.

Our Citizen-Soldiers.

As a Guard Soldier, your primary area of operation is your home state. Any governor or the president himself can call on the Guard at a moment’s notice. Typically, Guard Soldiers live at home, where they can be near friends and family while holding a civilian job. Drill is scheduled just one weekend each month. Two-week Annual Training takes place once each year.

MIND, BODY AND GRIT

Physical and mental toughness are just the basic requirements. This is about commitment. A commitment to yourself. A commitment to those around you. A commitment to make a difference, help those in need and be a keeper of the American dream.

It takes drive—the kind that doesn’t fade when impossible obstacles stare you in the face. It takes mitigation, teamwork and the will to achieve something bigger. If you’re looking for something more, the Guard is looking for you.

A SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR YOUR LIFE

When you join the Guard, you create a world where goals are within your grasp. It’s not easy, but you’ll overcome whatever challenge is laid out before you.

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.

WHAT YOU WILL EARN.

You will be paid for every day you serve, whether in training, weekend drills, Annual Training or deployment. Your rank, job (MOS) and education level will determine your specific pay level. The higher you go, the more you make. And the more time you serve, the more you earn.

THE GUARD HELPS YOU GET AN EDUCATION AND PREPARES YOU FOR LIFE

Joining the Guard gives you more than just the pride that comes from serving your country. You can earn benefits to help pay for your education and expenses, and you can complete your education while you serve. The National Guard offers many programs for every type of student, whether you're still in high school, attending college or working toward a vocational certification. 

PREPARE FOR LIFE AFTER SERVICE

FEDERAL RETIREMENT PLAN

You probably won't be thinking about retirement for many years, but think about this: The Guard can continue to pay you every month if you have 20 years service while serving in the Guard by age 60 (including service in other branches). And considering that retirement will probably mean time to travel, play or even start a second business, financial security would be a nice part of your plan.

And it's a pretty simple plan. If you complete a standard part-time term in the Guard by age 60, you could be eligible to receive monthly payments* based on serving one weekend per month plus an additional 15 days per year, for 20 years.

This is on top of any benefits from your civilian career. You'll still receive those and any other retirement funds you may have coming. So, you can see how it all adds up. Serving part time in the National Guard is like money in the bank.

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