High School Juniors
Your future starts today
SPLIT TRAINING OPTION
This program lets you join the Guard while you’re still in high school.
Here’s how it works: You enlist while you’re still a junior (you must be 17 years old to enlist and have permission from a parent or guardian), finish that year and attend Basic Training during the summer between your junior and senior years.
You’ll return to school for your senior year, during which you’ll train one weekend a month with your local unit. The summer following graduation, you’ll attend Advanced Individual Training and train for your Guard job (your MOS). In most cases, you should be home in time to start college in the fall.
It’s a great way to start serving and a great part-time job during school. For complete details, contact your local recruiter.
NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. For the latest information, please contact your local recruiter.
DoYou Know the Facts?
- You can start your career in the Oregon Army National Guard while you're still in high school.
- You will earn the respect of your friends, family, and teachers by performing a service to our community.
- By serving part-time in the Oregon Army National Guard, you can continue to work toward achieving your personal and professional goals.
- Receive a monthly paycheck while still in high school.
- Maintain your mental and physical fitness over the summer to be ready for sports and academics during your senior year.
-Meet many people your age from around the country and make lifelong friendships.
-Earn extra eligibility for FAFSA and become stress free knowing that 100% of your college tuition is paid for through the National Guard.
-Gain leadership experience needed when applying for college and scholarships.
-Have a summer that you will never forget.
-Earn college credit for your training.
HOW IT WORKS
THE SPLIT-TRAINING OPTION
JOIN OUR TEAM
ATTENDING BASIC TRAINING THIS SUMMER
FINISH YOUR SENIOR YEAR
RETURN FOR YOUR ADVANCE TRAINING
KNOW THE FACTS:
- You must be 17 years old at time of enlistment.
-You must have your legal guardian(s) sign parental consent if you're 17 years old.
- Registering for Basic Training is similar to a college class. Once all of the allocated training dates are committed, you will have to wait until your senior year. "What does that mean?" If you wait until April to join the National Guard, their may not be any available training during the summer left. It is first come, first serve. We encourage people to join as early in the school year as possible to ensure training is available.
-60% of the National Guard is between the ages of 17-19. It is very common for young students to attend Basic Training. Your training unit will consist of people your age.
Fill out this form to receive answers to questions you may have about the National Guard, and a recruiter will be in touch to help you out shortly; no commitment necessary.