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 Part-Time Service
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 130 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 resource.