There are many people interested in joining the National Guard, but never move forward because they are unsure of what it entails. If this sounds like you, don?t let a lack of knowledge stop you. Instead, learn as much as you can about the many National Guard opportunities that are available to you.
To get started, click here to request more information on joining the National Guard.
Many people wonder how long they have to serve in the National Guard. Generally speaking, your enlistment period is eight years. That being said, you may opt for a three or six year term and then spend the rest in Individual Ready Reserve.
Can I go to college and still serve in the National Guard? This is the good part. You are only responsible for one weekend per month as well as a two week period once a year. So yes, you can definitely attend college and be in the National Guard.
Do I have to go into battle? In short, you can be sent to battle both domestically and overseas. There is no guarantee that this will happen, but you should be ready for it if you are going to join the National Guard.
Now that you have some more information it should be easier for you to decide if joining the National Guard makes sense.
T. Dal Pozzo says
Trying to find out more about the National Guard & if I would still be eligible & options.
I am 51 years old – single & in good health. I didn’t know if the Guard had any
need for medical personnel – I have my associate degree in physical therapy since 1984
& my doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine since 1995 – with 25 years of direct patient
care between the 2 professions. I have never had any previous military experience & didn’t
know if my professsions & experience would fit officer rank. Thank you for your time & consideration.
Dr. T. Dal Pozzo
Sandra D. Harwell says
I was married for 13 years to a man who retired from the army national guard as a lt. colonel. We divorced and I have not remarried. Am i eligible to carry supplementary insurance to medicare thru the military? I am 68 yo and on a very limited fixed income. I would very much appreciate your assistance.
Sandra D. Harwell