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The Infantry is the backbone of the Army. These Soldiers fill the literal boots on the ground who are responsible for taking or holding ground during any combat operation. You ll attack, repel, and capture enemy ground forces using advanced weapons and tactics.

Job Duties
Assist in reconnaissance operations
Employ, fire, and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines
Operate weapon systems under various conditions, including engaging targets using night vision sights
Operate and maintain communications equipment
Perform as a member of a fire team during training and combat missions
Process prisoners of war and captured documents
Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops, and weaponry
Use, maintain, and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, anti-tank mines, etc.)

Helpful Skills
Willingness to accept challenges
Ability to perform well under stress
Physically and mentally in shape
Ability to work as a team member

Your training and experience as an Infantryman in the Army National Guard will instill discipline and management skills. You ll learn not only teamwork, but how to lead your team in a combat situation or while responding to a natural disaster. Every employer wants someone with these qualities because these are the people a company can depend on to accomplish any task. The strong work ethic, valuable skills, and undeniable experience you gain in the Army National Guard will give you the edge you need in today's competitive job market.

Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for an Infantryman requires 14 weeks of Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers primary area of operation is their home state.

The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. 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. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.

Job Requirements:

Benefits

  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Federal and State tuition assistance
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Health care benefits available
  • VA home loans
  • Bonuses, if applicable
  • Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Requirements
  • Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
  • Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
  • Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)


Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.

Read the full job description and apply online on the recuiter's web-site

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