New York, New York

CONTINUE YOUR SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY IN THE GUARD

You already know the unmatched pride that comes from serving your country. The National Guard makes it easy for you to continue serving while receiving valuable benefits and increased flexibility in many aspects of your life. Serve part-time, and choose your life path now. Decide where you want to live, what your civilian career will look like and more. Your skills and experience from any branch of service may transfer to the Guard.  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SERVICES

  • Age – Must qualify for non-regular retired pay by age 60.
  • Physical – Must meet height/weight and current medical requirements.
  • Education – Must meet education standards for the MOS or option for which you enlist.
  • Background – Must have most current DD 214, NGB22 or discharge order and have an approved DD Form 368 Conditional Release.

Benefits and Services Joining the Guard:

  • Monthly Paycheck
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Now Offering up to a $12,500 Bonus
  • Student Loan Repayment Plans - Repaying up to $50,000 on your behalf.
  • Paid training in 130+ career fields
  • Earn retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

OVERVIEW
The fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army National Guard's field artillery team.


JOB DUTIES

  • Set up and operate communications systems
  • Encode and decode messages
  • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans, coordinates and targets
  • Operate laser range finders and target devices
  • Determine target locations using computers or manual calculations


TRAINING
 

Job training for a fire support specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field under simulated combat conditions.


Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 1 day at Fort Sill, OK


Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Computing target locations
  • Ammunition techniques
  • Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
  • Artillery tactics, techniques and procedures


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Field Artillery (FA): 96


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in cannon and rocket operations
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Capability to work as a team member


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in computer consulting, technology support, data processing and other related fields.

New York, New York

CONTINUE YOUR SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY IN THE GUARD

You already know the unmatched pride that comes from serving your country. The National Guard makes it easy for you to continue serving while receiving valuable benefits and increased flexibility in many aspects of your life. Serve part-time, and choose your life path now. Decide where you want to live, what your civilian career will look like and more.

Your skills and experience from any branch of service may transfer to the Guard. 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SERVICES

  • Age – Must qualify for non-regular retired pay by age 60.
  • Physical – Must meet height/weight and current medical requirements.
  • Education – Must meet education standards for the MOS or option for which you enlist.
  • Background – Must have most current DD 214, NGB22 or discharge order and have an approved DD Form 368 Conditional Release.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prior Service members from all branches could be required to attend a six-week Basic Combat Training (BCT) course at Fort Leonard Wood depending on the length of their break in service. For more information regarding whether you will be required to attend a six-week Basic Training you will need to speak with your Recruiter.
  • ASVAB – Applicants with a break in service of over 10 years must re-take the ASVAB to establish current scores.
  • For full requirements and additional information, please contact your local recruiter.

A SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR YOUR LIFE

When you join the Guard, you create a world where goals are within your grasp. It’s not easy, but you’ll overcome whatever challenge is laid out before you.

Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you.

Begin your planning.

Civilian life is new territory, and a lateral move to the Guard is the smart plan. Ease your transition with these advantages.

 

Get in the Guard. Protect what you’ve earned. And move towards your next objective. 

 

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