Can you have a job and be in the National Guard?

April 11, 2021 Off By Rhyley Bryan

Can you have a job and be in the National Guard?

In the Guard you keep many of the benefits you received in active service. You have the opportunity serve your state, nation and community while staying close to home. And because the Guard is part-time, you can hold a civilian job or go to school.

Can I quit the National Guard?

Once sworn in at basic training, getting discharged once you are on active duty before your active duty commitment is up is no easy task. Joining the military is not like accepting any other job. While “quitting” isn’t an option, there are some ways you can be discharged from active duty, but they are rarely voluntary.

Do I have to quit my job to join the National Guard?

You don’t have to quit your current job. You will, however, be required to attend 13 – 30 weeks of initial entry training. Your employer cannot fire you after your probation period for joining the National Guard. Yes, you will be able to manage both military service, and whatever job you possess.

Can I miss a drill weekend?

You can’t miss a drill weekend during probation. You must acknowledge that you understand you will not be promoted during this probationary period. If you miss another drill just after the probationary period, however, your commander can’t say you missed 10 drills in 12 months.

How does National Guard get paid?

Your pay in the National Guard depends on your rank and time in the military. You’re paid any time you’re drilling or called up to active duty. If you’re called up to active duty, an O-1 makes a base pay of $3,107 a month. An O-2 makes $119 per drill and a base pay of $3,580 a month.

How many years do you have to serve in the National Guard?

eight years

What disqualifies you from the National Guard?

There are age, citizenship, physical, education, height/weight, criminal record, medical, and drug history standards that can exclude you from joining the military.

Does National Guard go to war?

The National Guard consists of the Army National Guard and the Air Force Air National Guard. While federally funded, the National Guard is organized and controlled by state. However, in times of war, the National Guard can become federalized and deployed.

What is the shortest contract in the National Guard?

Active (drilling) Reserve and National Guard enlistments are usually for a minimum of six years (if one wants the education benefits).

How many national guards die a year?

The most recent figure is about 30.6 deaths per 100,000 service members, according to the Defense Department Annual Suicide Report for calendar year 2018, well above the Reserve’s 22.9 per 100,000 and the active component’s 24.8.

Is the National Guard worth it?

The Guard is very good at augmenting regular army units. If you are placed on Active Duty, whether state or federal, you are legally required to go. If you do not go, you are considered AWOL and they will send military police units to find you and figure what is going on.

Do you get to go home after basic training army?

Do Soldiers come home after basic training? Soldiers are not often given time to go home after basic training. Check-in for AIT School is most often the day after graduation, if not the same day.

Do you get days off in basic training?

Once you get to your job location, it’s usually Monday through Friday 9-5, (6am physical training). Weekends off. Frequent exceptions, as you will always be a soldier 24/7, and missions, training, and tasks may spend your time for you.

How often can you go to the bathroom in basic training?

You can go almost whenever you need to. However they may count you down when you are going or mess with you when you approach them and ask if you don’t ask correctly. You do get a chance to go after every meal too, usually. Mark Stinson, 14 years with Special Forces.

Do you shower together in basic training?

In basic training, you take group showers. There’s no way out of communal showers. They’re required. Your instructor will give you a time limit for your shower and tell you when you may takeyour shower during the day or night.