National Guard Soldiers repel from a helicopter

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Army National Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend school while maintaining their military
training part-time and are always ready to serve their community in the event of an emergency.

RESPONDING TO THREATS
AT HOME AND ABROAD

The Army National Guard serves in more than 2,000 communities across all 50 states,
the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

National Guard Soldiers securing an area

MISSION

The Army National Guard has a unique dual mission. Domestically, it serves at a state level to protect communities here at home.
 
The Guard’s federal mission is to support active duty military forces in responding to threats abroad and humanitarian disasters.

Army Reserve soldier off duty with his wife and daughter.

CITIZEN SOLDIERS

Typically, Guard Soldiers live with their families in their homes, rather than on a military base. Service is part-time, allowing Army National Guard Soldiers to pursue their educational and civilian career goals. At a minimum, you would train one weekend a month and two weeks a year.

Army National Guard Soldier assesses a situation

OVER 150 JOBS. ALL WITH PURPOSE.

As an Army National Guard Soldier, you can choose from more than 150 military jobs, including ones in public affairs, transportation, law enforcement, health care, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

National Guard Soldiers conducting training routine

GET STARTED TODAY

The Army National Guard offers you the chance to be part of a team your community and nation can count on.