The Army National Guard is a community like any other. There is always a need for those interested in working in the Chaplain Corps. As a chaplain, you will not carry a weapon, but you will be charged with the spiritual guidance many enlisted personnel desire. You will operate with a Chaplain Assistant to provide spiritual care.
Whether you enter as a commissioned officer or not will depend on whether you have been ordained as a minister. Those who have will attain the rank Chaplain. Those who have yet to be ordained will attain the rank Chaplain Candidate. Either way, you will have to go through a three month training course to teach you the tasks which will be expected of you. You will also learn to perform your duties in a military setting.
There are many incentives for those looking to pursue a career as a Chaplain in the United States Army National Guard. You can qualify for an Accession bonus which pays up to $10,000, an affiliation bonus which pays up to $10,000, the Chaplain Loan Repayment Program which pays up to $40,000, Federal Tuition Assistance which pays up to $4,500 per academic year or take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill.
Whether you choose to stay in the United States Army National Guard or not, you will learn a career which will help to keep you employed for the rest of your life. Find out more about this and other career paths today!