Austin, Texas

Job Description

It takes energy to keep the Army National Guard marching on, and that's where you take the lead. As a Food Service Specialist for the Guard, it's your duty to provide the sustenance your fellow Soldiers need to put their best foot forward and protect the nation.

In this role, you will take care of all dietary and nutritional needs of fellow Soldiers, ensuring their ability to face the challenges before them. You'll learn how to plan and prep menus, how to prepare and serve food, and how to ensure food safety and facility sanitation, whether you're feeding 25 Soldiers or 2,500, in the field or in a fixed facility.

Job Duties
• Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and sauté as prescribed by Army recipes
• Operate, maintain and clean field kitchen equipment
• Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment

Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Standard and dietetic menus and recipes
• Food and supply ordering
• Storage of meats, poultry and other perishable items

Helpful Skills
• Interest in cooking, home economics, health, mathematics, accounting and chemistry

Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in restaurants or organizations that have their own dining facilities. Depending on which specialty you pursue, you'll be able to pursue a career as a cook, chef, meat cutter, butcher, or baker.

Earn While You Learn
Get paid to learn! Join the Army National Guard and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Food Service Specialist job training requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn fundamental Soldiering skills, and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Benefits/Requirements

Benefits
  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Federal and State tuition assistance
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Health care benefits available
  • VA home loans
  • Bonuses, if applicable
  • Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Requirements
  • Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
  • Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
  • Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)

Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.

Other Job Information

Job ID: 1316761
ZIP Code: 787031222
Job Category: Supply and Logistics
Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Cook Chef Sous Line short order restaurant diner cafeteria restaurateur manager executive

Austin, Texas

The National Guard, the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions, celebrated its 371th birthday in 2007. The National Guard traces its history back to the earliest English colonies in North America. Responsible for their own defense, the colonists drew on English military tradition and organized their able-bodied male citizens into militias. The citizen-Soldiers who make up the National Guard have fought in every major American war since 1637. The men and women of today's Guard are ready to become full-time professional soldiers if the need arises, whether for federal or state missions just as they did in 1637.
 
Serving the Local Community
For over 365 years, the Citizen-Soldiers of the National Guard have come to the aid of their neighbors during times of need. The Guard plays a key role during floods, fires and other natural disasters. The National Guard state mission mandates helping communities during natural disasters and civil emergencies.
 
In addition to disaster relief, the Guard is an active participant in local community organizations that assist neighborhoods in improving the quality of life. The National Guard's community service efforts support local initiatives, youth programs, health care services, and environmental efforts.
Serving the Country
From the War of Independence to Operation Enduring Freedom, the National Guard has answered the call. In Haiti, the Middle East, Bosnia, Kosovo, and across the globe, Citizen-Soldiers of the National Guard have served with honor. Today, in concert with the nation's active forces, we continue to play a key role, proving we're "Always Ready, Always There."
If you want to serve your community and country while maintaining your full-time civilian career, the National Guard has a place for you.  Get started here
 
 
 

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