Army National Guard
Serving Our Community,
Serving Our Country
For more than 380
years, the Army National Guard has come to the aid of our communities and our
country during times of need. Serving a unique dual mission, the Army National Guard
answers the Governor's call during natural disasters and civil emergencies, as
well as the President's call during times of war. Whatever the need, the Army
National Guard is “always ready, always there.”
This Team Rewards Your
The Army National
Guard offers real, tangible rewards for serving part-time in defense of your
country. Just a few examples are good pay while learning valuable skills,
critical life experiences, and the opportunity to develop effective leadership
skills. When you join the Army National Guard, you choose an MOS, or Military
Occupational Specialty, from more than 150 exciting career fields. Along with
being fascinating and fun, this job acts as a training ground for dozens of
exciting, lucrative careers in the private sector. You may also qualify for up
to 100% tuition assistance.
The vision of the
Army National Guard is simple: To protect the homeland, responding when called
with ready units. Soldiers are trained in many different career fields, but
they must be first and foremost prepared to defend themselves, their fellow Soldiers,
and their Nation.
The Army National
Guard is based in communities and is located in every State, the District of
Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. When you become a
member of the Army National Guard, you'll do your monthly training close to
home so you'll be ready to serve wherever you are needed. Many cities and towns
have their own armory where the Army National Guard conducts training. This
means you can join a unit right in your hometown or nearby.
The Army National Guard
has more than 3,200 units located in more than 2,600 communities across the 54
States and Territories. Each State has a unique force structure and a varying
number of units, personnel, armories, and training sites.
World events have
demonstrated the crucial role the Army National Guard plays when called upon by
our Nation during times of need. We have responded. And we are serving
honorably and with distinction.
The reason for our
success is clear – the people of our Army National Guard family. It is a diverse
collection of people from every State, Territory, and the District of Columbia.
These Soldiers have personal lives to lead, families to support, and careers to
pursue in the civilian sector, but they are also committed to selflessly
serving our Nation and its communities. Soldiers are our most precious