If you have a career goal in the private sector, the Army National Guard has
a corresponding career path. Your job in the Guard can help establish you in
some of the most sought after industries and career fields. Employers are looking
for commitment and experience, and there’s no better way to fill out your
resume than by serving your nation.
Combat Arms are one of the most basic and
important of soldiering jobs. You are trained to take and hold ground. You may
want to join Armor and go to battle within an advanced, high-tech M-1 tank that
incorporates laser and thermal aiming devices.
Combat Support is critical to
the success of an army in the field. It supplies and transports ammunition, drinking
water, food, electricity, maps, protection against chemical attacks, and more.
Many of these skills are directly transferable to the civilian sector. Combat
Service Support Keeps the organization running effectively and efficiently. As
in the civilian world, the Guard has members who provide health care, cut paychecks,
handle personnel records and operate computer networks.
MP/Intelligence The Military
Police (MP) is a great place to start if you are interested in a career with
a civilian police department. Many top state, metropolitan, municipal and park
police personnel acquired their original training and discipline from military
service. MP's keep the peace and respond to emergencies just like their civilian
Signals - In times of war, communication is vital to gathering intelligence
and planning and executing critical plans. Communication specialists build, operate
and service equipment such as satellite dishes, microwave transmitters, short-wave
radio, computer networks and fiber optics, in addition to traditional wire communications.
Medical - In times of conflict, Guard medics and support personnel
assist doctors and nurses in providing medical care to injured soldiers and civilians.
In peacetime they respond to natural disasters and humanitarian needs, playing
a critical role in saving lives.
Administrative Personnel - You'll discover that
for almost every Administrative and Personnel job in the Army National Guard,
there is a corresponding job in the civilian workplace. From Information Management
to Public Affairs and Personnel Administration, Guard members keep the system
up and running.