You will hurdle obstacles physically and mentally. You will learn skills that translate into civilian jobs and gain experience that can't be taught in a classroom. You will face challenges and learn to overcome them.
With your well-earned sense of pride and selflessness, people will look to you in the moment of need. You will rebuild the lives of friends and neighbors after a devastating disaster, or travel the globe to bring basic human needs to a third-world village. Your sense of purpose and impact on the world around you will never waver again.
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To the future scientists, engineers, code breakers and cyber Soldiers out there, start on a strong path to leadership and experience technology and training that... Read More
Usually working in an office setting with both military and civilian personnel, admin specialists are professional Soldiers. Ensuring the proper handling of personnel matters for Soldiers... Read More
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Out of sight, but rarely out of range, ground defense Soldiers assist infantry troops on the battlefield, making sure they have all the support they need.
The Guard depends on information and communication. Intelligence Soldiers provide the Guard with firsthand, vital intel about the enemy
Medical specialists work firsthand with other medics and doctors to treat combat emergencies, stabilize wounded Soldiers and prepare them for evacuation
Military police (MPs) deal with crimes committed on military property or any illegal activity involving members of the Guard
Be among the best of the best and operate behind enemy lines on a path that offers unmatched excitement, variety and satisfaction. As a Special Forces Soldier, you may train and lead small foreign populations in unconventional warfare, making them experts in guerrilla warfare. Or you may be part of a Direct Action (DA) mission, quickly dropping into an area to capture a prisoner, seize important materials or destroy enemy equipment.
There is an entire branch of the Guard whose job it is to supply combat troops with anything they need to push the frontline forward.