Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
It's said that an army marches on its stomach. If that's the case, you can be the Soldier who keeps the Army National Guard marching on.
In the Army National Guard, the Food Service Specialist takes care of the dietary and nutritional needs of fellow Soldiers, ensuring their ability to meet 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. And when your training is complete, you will have the professional savvy and leadership skills to assume a vital role in the growing hospitality industry.
Earn while you learn Get paid to learn! Join the 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 eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
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)
Healthcare Benefits Available
High School Diploma or GED
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)
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend. Programs and benefits are subject to change.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.