The National Guard is more than just a great way to serve your country. It’s also one of the very best places to find excellent career training. To succeed in today’s competitive workplace, you need more than desire and brains. You need skill training and experience. Nothing can give you that faster than the Oregon National Guard. You’ll get real-world training you can use right now—along with hands-on experience that will give you a head start toward your career.
You’ll be paid throughout your training period as you learn job skills that fit your interests and abilities. The great thing about careers in the National Guard is there is no experience required to qualify for a job. We just want to know that you have the competence to learn the skill you choose. You exhibit this competence through the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.
You’ll be able to choose from more than 100 jobs in fields like medicine, technology, engineering, transportation, communications—serious jobs that can give you a real advantage over the competition.
Your training opportunities don’t end with your initial skill training. While in the Guard, you’ll be able to attend leadership schools, perhaps learn an additional skill, or even attend training to become an Officer or Warrant Officer.
All of the Oregon National Guard’s jobs are clustered together into career fields. Listed below are some of the more common career fields in the Oregon National Guard.
Infantry – This is what the military is all about. Develop the Soldier skills to defend your country, your unit and yourself in battle as one of the Guard’s warriors.
Armor and Field Artillery – Deliver the Guard’s thunder and lightning. Combine the artillery’s crushing, long-range firepower with the armor branch’s surprise, quick-strike capabilities.
Aviation – Control the sky above the battlefield. Earn your wings as a pilot, fly as a crew chief or use your mechanic skills to maintain some of the world’s most advanced aircraft.
Medical – Make the difference in emergencies. Guard medical personnel save lives in combat operations, domestic emergencies—even everyday situations.
Military Police – Enforce the law, secure bases, protect officers and keep fellow Soldiers safe as a member of the Guard’s emergency response and law enforcement team.
Transportation – Deliver the Guard around the world. Bring Soldiers and supplies to the heart of the battle or anywhere emergencies call and needs arise.