Becoming a member of the National Guard is a great idea. Although you can train to fight, this is not the only career path you can follow. Did you know that administrative jobs in the National Guard are very common? In fact, this is something you should definitely consider if you are interested in ?working behind a desk? as opposed to a more action packed position.
As noted, administrative jobs are a very big part of the National Guard. Don?t think that you are not helping your country because you are working in an office ? this is not the case. You are every bit as important as the next person.
There are many types of administrative jobs that you can consider. One of them will be sure to suit you: paralegal specialist, civil affairs specialist, human resources specialist, human resources information systems management specialist, administrative specialist, financial management technician, public affairs specialist, public affairs broadcast specialist, and chaplain assistant.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, you will go through 7 to 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. After you are done with both, you will be ready to take on your job with a full head of steam.
Remember, the skills and experience that you gather during your time in the administrative field of the National Guard will come in handy later in life as you search for a civilian position.
Joining the National Guard does not necessarily mean fighting on the front line. If you are the type who is better at working in an office, find an administrative job that will suit you well.