Illinois - Army National Guard

The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.

The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.

May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Murphysboro, IL 62966, USA
Be the one that helps the Army National Guard stay on track as a Track Vehicle Repairer. Your primary responsibility will be to perform maintenance on track vehicles, and supervise activities that include fuel and electrical system repair. In this role, you will expand your mechanical skillset, and work on motorized track vehicle components like carburetors, transmissions, diesel power plants/packs, and other electrical systems. Job Duties • Repair diesel power plants/packs, compression ignition engine fuel systems, and compression ignition air induction systems • Fix vehicle air cooling systems and vehicle liquid cooling systems, and track hull electrical systems and automatic transmission assemblies • Service track vehicle cross drive transmission assemblies, transfer assemblies, hydraulic brake Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Engine repair and tune up or replacement • Body repair and body panel replacement Helpful Skills...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard North Riverside, IL, USA
As a Truck Driver in the Army National Guard, you are the backbone of military support. By transporting cargo and supplies, you’ll play an integral role in keeping the Guard moving forward. In this role, you will operate all wheeled vehicles and equipment over various terrain and roadways; manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported; employ defense techniques; identify, correct, or report vehicle deficiencies; and prepare vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel. Job Duties • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers • Employ convoy defense techniques Helpful Skills • Experience in driver education • Interest in driving and mechanics Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with trucking, moving, or bus companies as a tractor, trailer, heavy truck, or bus driver. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Paris, IL 61944, USA
As a Truck Driver in the Army National Guard, you are the backbone of military support. By transporting cargo and supplies, you’ll play an integral role in keeping the Guard moving forward. In this role, you will operate all wheeled vehicles and equipment over various terrain and roadways; manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported; employ defense techniques; identify, correct, or report vehicle deficiencies; and prepare vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel. Job Duties • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers • Employ convoy defense techniques Helpful Skills • Experience in driver education • Interest in driving and mechanics Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with trucking, moving, or bus companies as a tractor, trailer, heavy truck, or bus driver. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
Drones are a game-changer on today’s battlefield. Being able to observe our enemies to gain intel from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle creates a huge tactical advantage for our forces in the field. And it's up to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairers to keep these aircraft ready to fly and collect and transmit critical information. In this role, you will repair the Army National Guard aircraft's electrical, avionics, propulsion and fuel systems, and oversee maintenance of equipment wiring harnesses, electrical components, and radio frequency paths. Job Duties • Maintenance of optical payloads, weapons systems, electrical systems, radio frequency systems, and takeoff/landing systems Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Electrical theory and system maintenance • Troubleshooting procedures Helpful Skills • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics • Ability to work as a member on a team • Working with electrical and...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
Military drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are used in the field to gather intelligence for tactical operations. As an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator in the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for piloting these drones, and using your skills to gather and relay information about enemy forces and battle areas to your crews. Job Duties • Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting, and acquisition missions • Plan and analyze flight missions • Perform preflight, in-flight, and post-flight checks and procedures • Launch and recover airframe from runway • Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles, and crane operations Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance simulation missions • Preparing maps, charts, and intelligence reports • Analyzing aerial photographs • Using computer...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Pontiac, IL 61764, USA
As a Cavalry Scout, you are the eyes and ears of the armored division. You move ahead of your division, provide reconnaissance, and report vital information back to your commanding officer. You’re providing critical on-site intelligence that enables the officer to make informed decisions. Duties may require you to secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles; operate individual and crew-served weapons; perform navigation during combat; serve as a member of observation and listening posts; gather and report information on terrain, weather, and enemy disposition and equipment; collect data to classify routes, tunnels, and bridges; and employ principles of concealment and camouflage. Helpful Skills • Readiness to accept a challenge • Top physical and mental shape Through training and practice in this specialty, you will develop qualities that are in demand by today's employers, such as leadership, discipline, courage, and the ability to stay cool...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Quincy, IL, USA
As a Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will play an important role in the daily lives of Soldiers by ensuring that they have clean uniforms and clean shower facilities. It takes a variety of skills and disciplines to ensure that the men and women of the military have clean, wearable clothes, whether at home base or in the field. The Soldiers of this specialty set up mobile shower and laundry facilities in the field, as well as do laundry, repair fabric, and sew buttons. Job Duties • Receive bulk, individual, or organizational laundry • Operate mobile laundry system, shower units, light duty sewing machines, and associated equipment • Alter sizes, and repair uniforms and zippers • Operate and maintain sewing, darning, and button machines Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in supervising or managing a commercial laundry for a hotel or resort; as an...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Robbins, IL, USA
JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties • Operate communications systems • Primary tactical data system operations • Database management • Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Computing target locations • Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems • Artillery tactics Helpful Skills • Interest in cannon and rocket operations • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure • Ability to multitask • Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Robbins, IL, USA
As a Truck Driver in the Army National Guard, you are the backbone of military support. By transporting cargo and supplies, you’ll play an integral role in keeping the Guard moving forward. In this role, you will operate all wheeled vehicles and equipment over various terrain and roadways; manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported; employ defense techniques; identify, correct, or report vehicle deficiencies; and prepare vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel. Job Duties • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers • Employ convoy defense techniques Helpful Skills • Experience in driver education • Interest in driving and mechanics Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with trucking, moving, or bus companies as a tractor, trailer, heavy truck, or bus driver. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Robbins, IL, USA
As a Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic for the Army National Guard you’ll ensure that anything that moves on wheels is ready to hit the road. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles in the field and in the shop. Your duties will include inspecting, servicing, maintaining, repairing, testing, adjusting, and replacing of systems and components; performing recovery operations, and servicing electrical systems; including wiring harness and charging systems. Job Duties • Maintain wheeled vehicles associated trailers and material handling equipment systems • Service automotive electrical systems, including wiring harness, and starting and charging systems Helpful Skills • Interest in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical problems • Interest in automotive engines and how they work Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Rock Falls, IL 61071, USA
As a Truck Driver in the Army National Guard, you are the backbone of military support. By transporting cargo and supplies, you’ll play an integral role in keeping the Guard moving forward. In this role, you will operate all wheeled vehicles and equipment over various terrain and roadways; manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported; employ defense techniques; identify, correct, or report vehicle deficiencies; and prepare vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel. Job Duties • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers • Employ convoy defense techniques Helpful Skills • Experience in driver education • Interest in driving and mechanics Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with trucking, moving, or bus companies as a tractor, trailer, heavy truck, or bus driver. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Shiloh, IL, USA
Join the frontlines to protect against some of the world’s most powerful threats. As a Chemical Operations Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will support the country during natural disaster relief efforts and safeguard the nation from chemical and biological warfare. To perform these functions, you will be trained to expertly handle nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) detection and decontamination equipment so you can assist in the application of NBC defense measures. You will also be asked to maintain disaster plans, operate and perform maintenance on smoke generating equipment, and coordinate with civilian personnel on what to do in an emergency. Job Duties • Provide training advice and supervision regarding CBRN equipment and operations Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Operation of CBRN decontamination, defense, detection, and monitoring equipment • Wear and use of protective equipment • Hazardous Material...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Springfield, IL, USA
As a Cannon Crewmember in the Army National Guard, you join a team that ensures the U.S. maintains its battlefield superiority. You’ll deliver decisive blows to the enemy using howitzers and learn how to use high-tech cannon artillery weapons systems, plus artillery tactics and strategy. And as your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Crewmembers supervise other crewmembers in the distribution of ammunition, as well as manage cannon operations, training, and maintenance. Job Duties • Conducting wire and radio communications • Identifying target locations • Setting, loading, and firing artillery • Using computers to generate fire direction data • Operating heavy and light wheeled trucks and tracked vehicles • Transporting and managing artillery ammunition • Maintaining operational readiness of vehicles and equipment • Participate in reconnaissance operations Helpful Skills • Physically and...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Springfield, IL, USA
If you’re looking for a dental career, the Army National Guard has a rewarding role for you. As a Dental Specialist, you will help keep the fighters of our freedom healthy by providing oral hygiene treatments and instruction for dental patient care. You will assist in the examination and treatment of patients by preparing materials and instruments, recording patient vitals, and administering anesthesia. Job Duties • Prepare dental operatory, select and arrange instruments, measure and record temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and assist dentist during patient exams • Assist with placement and removal of sutures • Prepare restorative and impression materials Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Preventive dentistry • Dental office procedures • Radiology (X-ray) techniques • Dental hygiene procedures • How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operate resuscitative equipment Helpful Skills •...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Sycamore, IL, USA
As a Cannon Crewmember in the Army National Guard, you join a team that ensures the U.S. maintains its battlefield superiority. You’ll deliver decisive blows to the enemy using howitzers and learn how to use high-tech cannon artillery weapons systems, plus artillery tactics and strategy. And as your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Crewmembers supervise other crewmembers in the distribution of ammunition, as well as manage cannon operations, training, and maintenance. Job Duties • Conducting wire and radio communications • Identifying target locations • Setting, loading, and firing artillery • Using computers to generate fire direction data • Operating heavy and light wheeled trucks and tracked vehicles • Transporting and managing artillery ammunition • Maintaining operational readiness of vehicles and equipment • Participate in reconnaissance operations Helpful Skills • Physically and...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Urbana, IL, USA
Communication is a vital part of the military’s ability to run successful missions. It’s the role of the Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainers to ensure the lines of communication are always open, by installing, operating, and maintaining strategic and tactical multi-channel satellite communications. Duties of the Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer include: transmitting, receiving, and logging messages according to military procedures; encoding and decoding classified messages; operating telephone switchboards; installing, maintaining, and operating communications equipment; and monitoring and responding to emergency calls. Advanced Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainers provide guidance on technical issues to other Soldiers; identify and report electronic jamming and deception; and apply appropriate electronic countermeasures. Job Duties • Conduct stressed and unstressed network operations •...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Bloomington, IL, USA
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and as a Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst for the Army National Guard, those words protect the lives of U.S. personnel in the field. National Guard Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analysts examine and interpret imagery information about enemy forces and provide commanders with an accurate picture of the battlefield. This information is critical to planning for our Nation’s defense. You’ll earn a secret clearance and work with other intelligence professionals, gathering data and studying images required for tactical and operational plans. You’ll analyze aerial and ground photographs, as well as electronic imagery of enemy ships, bases, missile sites, and industrial facilities, identifying enemy equipment, weapons and operational forces. Your geographical analysis of land and sea will be crucial to your Commander’s ability to battle plan. Job Duties Produce intelligence by analyzing images,...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Bloomington, IL, USA
As an Army National Guard Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator, you’ll earn a security clearance and play a vital role in ensuring MI computer systems, networks, electronic warfare and intercept devices operate on the battlefield without fail. As the subject matter expert on MI systems, you ensure MI Soldiers can find and never lose the enemy. You enable the ongoing process of military intelligence collection and analysis, so our military experts can better defend our Nation. Specific duties as an MI Systems Maintainer/Integrator include: maintaining, testing, and repairing communications equipment; maintaining and integrating MI computers and networks; assessing and extracting data from fixed, portable, and wireless storage/communication devices; and performing operational checks on MI aerial platforms, sensors, and systems. Some of the Skills You’ll Learn Virtual Machine, Server, and Database Administration and Management Microsoft,...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Champaign, IL, USA
Soldiers rely on their weapons to reign supreme on the battlefield. Working with everything from handguns and shotguns, to sniper rifles and ballistic missiles, the Small Arms/Artillery Repairer’s main responsibility is to maintain the electronic systems that keep these weapons firing for the Army National Guard. Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Electronic and mechanical principles and concepts • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints, and wiring diagrams • Operating electronic, electrical, and mechanical test equipment Helpful Skills • Preference for work requiring accuracy and attention to detail • Interest in working with weapons Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electronic mechanic, an avionics technician, or a missile facilities repairer with firms that design, build, and test weapons for the military. Earn While You Lean Instead of paying to learn...
May 23, 2022
Illinois - Army National Guard Champaign, IL, USA
Keeping the back of house in order is a key factor in successful mission planning. As an Automated Logistical Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will maximize your organizational skills and learn the ins and outs of supply chain management. From storage and distribution to warehouse management, your primary responsibility will be to supervise and perform specific functions in order to maintain equipment records and parts. Major duties include: establishing and maintaining records (stock lists, inventory, material control, etc.), maintaining stock locator system and administering document control procedures, processing requests and turn-in documents, performing prescribed load-list and shop-stock list duties in manual and automated supply applications, and operating material-handling equipment. Job Duties • Construct bins, shelving and other storage aids • Simplify and standardize the collection and use of maintenance data • Raise the quality and...