Illinois National Guard

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    Photo Courtesy of National Guard Magazine. Photographer: Chief Photographer's Mate Edward G. MartensThe Army National Guard is a whole new way to serve. It's all about a commitment to help communities in need. It's solid dedication to country. In war and in peace, it's a citizen-soldier tradition that spans more than 360 years. It's an elite team that shares similar core values, convictions and beliefs. This is what it means to be in the Army National Guard.

         Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army. Photographer: Petty Officer 1st Class Ken J. Riley                  

The Army National Guard has a unique dual mission to serve both country and community. When the state Governor calls out the Guard in the wake of a natural disaster, we're there. Whether helping fight wildfires in the West, tornadoes in the Midwest or floods in the South, you'll find the Guard there, ready and prepared to help our communities and neighbors in need.
Photo courtesy of National Guard Magazine. Photographer: Master Sergeant Robert Trubia

Employers look for experience. You can find it in the Army National Guard.

Get hands-on training in one of hundreds of specialty fields. And no experience is required because we provide the training.

Gain the kind of experience and personal growth that will give you real advantages in school, on the job or when looking for a job.

Career fields include:

  • Aviation
  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Combat Arms
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mechanics
  • Medical