Construction and demolition projects in the National Guard are very important. If you want to get involved with these projects you should consider an engineering job. There are many specialties within the National Guard that could be perfect for you. Before you decide on an engineering career you must know a thing or two about the different specialties as well as the training that is involved.
Before you get into job specific training, you will be required to go through 10 weeks of Basic Training. This is the same training that all new members of the National Guard must complete.
Soon enough, you will be in the midst of your Advanced Individual Training. This will last anywhere from 6 to 36 weeks based on the specialty you choose.
Which engineering specialties are most common? They include: combat engineer, bridge crewmember, diver, quarrying specialist, plumber, firefighter, horizontal construction engineer, power line distribution specialist, interior electrician, technical engineer, concrete and asphalt equipment operator, carpentry and masonry specialist, explosive ordnance disposal specialist, and general engineering supervisor.
With all this information you should have a better idea of the type of training that goes into becoming an engineer for the National Guard. If you choose one of the specialties above, you will be doing your part in important construction and demolition projects soon enough.