If you love action you should think long and hard about joining the National Guard. You do not just want to join the Guard; you want to choose a career path that will keep you excited day in and day out. For instance, a field artillery job may be right up your alley.
One of the biggest benefits of field artillery jobs is that you do not have to go through many months of training. You will start with 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, along with all other new members of the National Guard. From there, you move onto 4 to 8 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. This is much shorter than most other career paths. Just how long you train is based on the specialty that you choose.
Speaking of specialties, here are some of the most common field artillery jobs: cannon crewmember, fire support specialist, cannon fire direction specialist, multiple launch rocket system crewmember, armor crewman, cavalry scout, and avenger crewmember among others.
There are may not be an equivalent civilian position, but a field artillery job in the National Guard will still prepare you well for the future. This job can lead to a position in information technology, computer programming, telecommunications, and much more.
While there are many National Guard career paths to choose from, a field artillery job is one that you should consider. The action is always hot, and you will learn a lot during your time serving your country.