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.

Apr 03, 2024
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 •...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Urbana, IL, USA
Communication is the pulse of Army National Guard units, and it’s up to the Signal Support Systems Specialist to ensure the information keeps flowing so the military doesn’t miss a beat. Signal Support Systems Specialists are responsible for integrating signal systems and networks; performing signal support functions and unit-level maintenance on authorized signal equipment; and installing, operating, and maintaining radio and data distribution systems. Advanced team members supervise and train other Soldiers; maintain and install signal support systems and terminal devices; provide technical assistance and training for automation and communications equipment; prepare maintenance and supply requests for unit-level signal support; and operate and perform preventative maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles. Job Duties • Maintain radio and data distribution systems • Perform signal support functions and technical assistance for computer...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Urbana, IL, USA
Join the Army National Guard as a Fire Support Specialist and become part of an elite field artillery team. You will provide the intelligence needed to support infantry and tank units in combat operations while learning highly sought-after skills that will help you in your civilian career. Also known as the Forward Observer, Fire Support Specialists act as the eyes of an artillery unit and are primarily responsible for target acquisition and relaying that information to artillery units at all levels. In this role, you will become an expert communicator as you establish, maintain, and operate communications equipment; operate laser range finders; encode and decode messages; assist in preparing and distributing fire support plans; and determine target locations using computers or manual calculations. And as your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced team members supervise and train other Soldiers, prepare observer target lists, initiate suppressive fire, and...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard West Frankfort, IL, USA
As an Army National Guard Indirect Fire Infantryman, you'll be in charge of the Infantry’s most powerful weapon – the mortar. As part of a mortar squad, section, or platoon, you will perform challenging activities that may include parachuting from a troop transport airplane to access locations where you will construct mortars and camouflage their positions. You’ll also locate and neutralize enemy mines. As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced team members supervise and train other Soldiers, lead and control mortar squads, provide tactical and technical guidance to subordinates, and supervise the construction of mortar positions. Advanced Indirect Fire Infantrymen are responsible for receiving and implementing combat orders, directing Soldiers in offensive and defensive operations, and requesting, observing, and adjusting indirect supporting fire. Job Duties • Set up, load, and fire three types of mortars • Employ crew...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard West Frankfort, IL, USA
The Infantry is the backbone of the Army. These Soldiers fill the literal boots on the ground who are responsible for taking or holding ground during any combat operation. You’ll attack, repel, and capture enemy ground forces using advanced weapons and tactics. Job Duties • Assist in reconnaissance operations • Employ, fire, and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines • Operate weapon systems under various conditions, including engaging targets using night vision sights • Operate and maintain communications equipment • Perform as a member of a fire team during training and combat missions • Process prisoners of war and captured documents • Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops, and weaponry • Use, maintain, and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, anti-tank mines, etc.) Helpful Skills • Willingness to accept challenges • Ability to perform well under stress • Physically and...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Woodstock, IL, USA
The Infantry is the backbone of the Army. These Soldiers fill the literal boots on the ground who are responsible for taking or holding ground during any combat operation. You’ll attack, repel, and capture enemy ground forces using advanced weapons and tactics. Job Duties • Assist in reconnaissance operations • Employ, fire, and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines • Operate weapon systems under various conditions, including engaging targets using night vision sights • Operate and maintain communications equipment • Perform as a member of a fire team during training and combat missions • Process prisoners of war and captured documents • Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops, and weaponry • Use, maintain, and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, anti-tank mines, etc.) Helpful Skills • Willingness to accept challenges • Ability to perform well under stress • Physically and...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
If you’re interested in a maintenance career, join the Army National Guard as a Utilities Equipment Repairer and help keep operations running smoothly on and off the battlefield. Your primary responsibility will be to maintain and repair utilities equipment and special-purpose support systems. Some of your duties may include maintaining, testing, and repairing electric motors; inspecting and repairing electrical equipment; inspecting and repairing electric instruments, replacing worn gaskets and sealing in watertight electrical equipment; and maintaining and repairing gasoline engine systems, air conditioner electrical systems, and portable heater fuel/electrical systems. Job Duties • Inspect and repair air conditioner electrical systems, air conditioner vapor systems, refrigeration unit electrical systems, portable heater fuel/electrical systems, fire extinguisher recharging systems and fire extinguishers/valves Through your training, you will develop the...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, 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...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
The Army National Guard uses a wide range of systems that help protect and serve the force, and as a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer, you’ll be in charge of making sure those systems keep running at peak performance. As a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer, you will support the maintenance of chemical decontamination equipment and quartermaster machinery. In order to perform these functions, you will train to maintain laundry and bath equipment, pumps, engines, burners, filter units, and water purification units. Your skills will contribute to maintaining special purpose equipment, decontamination and protective filter systems, smoke generator systems, and chemical electrical systems. Job Duties • Service internal combustion engine ignition/fuel/cooling/electrical systems • Perform damage assessment and repair Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Internal combustion engine theory Helpful Skills • Interest in...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, 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...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
As a Unit Supply Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure that your Unit and fellow Soldiers are well supplied and equipped for any mission. In this role, your keen eye and management ability will keep warehouse functions running smoothly. You will oversee the shipping, storage, and supply of Army National Guard equipment. This includes receiving, inspecting, invoicing, storing, and delivering supplies. You will: ensure that all documents are prepared and organized; maintain automated systems; secure and control weapons and ammunition; and schedule and provide maintenance for weapons. Job Duties • Issue and receive small arms. Secure and control weapons and ammunition in security areas • Schedule and perform preventive and organizational maintenance on weapons • Operate unit level computers Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Procedures for handling medical and food supplies Helpful Skills • Interest in mathematics,...
Apr 03, 2024
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...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
Communication is the pulse of Army National Guard units, and it’s up to the Signal Support Systems Specialist to ensure the information keeps flowing so the military doesn’t miss a beat. Signal Support Systems Specialists are responsible for integrating signal systems and networks; performing signal support functions and unit-level maintenance on authorized signal equipment; and installing, operating, and maintaining radio and data distribution systems. Advanced team members supervise and train other Soldiers; maintain and install signal support systems and terminal devices; provide technical assistance and training for automation and communications equipment; prepare maintenance and supply requests for unit-level signal support; and operate and perform preventative maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles. Job Duties • Maintain radio and data distribution systems • Perform signal support functions and technical assistance for computer...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
The CH-47 (Chinook) helicopter is the heavy lifter of the Army National Guard and requires precise mechanical attention. Used for cargo handling, transporting troops, disaster evacuation, and combat operations, it’s up to you to ensure these helicopters are ready to answer any call to action. The wide range of missions and diversity of functions of Guard helicopters require a highly specialized maintenance team for each type of aircraft. As a CH-47 Helicopter Repairer you will be responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on Chinooks to ensure that these aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. This includes all requisite inspections, service, and maintenance of aircraft and subsystems. Job Duties • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, and mechanical flight controls • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems • Inspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages, and tail assemblies...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, 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...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Peoria, IL, USA
Fuel is one of the most vital components of the Army National Guard. It’s what keeps Soldiers pushing onward, and as a Petroleum Supply Specialist, you’ll make sure they’ll never run out. In this position, you will ensure the proper handling, storage, and shipment of petroleum-based products, such as oil, fuel, and compressed gas. Petroleum Supply Specialists primarily supervise and manage the reception, storage, and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum products. This may include operating specialized pumping equipment to load trucks, ships, trains, and aircraft; selecting and submitting samples of petroleum-based products for testing; performing petroleum and water accounting activities; testing petroleum samples for contamination, repairing specialized equipment, and being knowledgeable about facility safety procedures and storage guidelines. As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Petroleum Supply Specialists take on management...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Pontiac, IL, USA
As an Army National Guard Indirect Fire Infantryman, you'll be in charge of the Infantry’s most powerful weapon – the mortar. As part of a mortar squad, section, or platoon, you will perform challenging activities that may include parachuting from a troop transport airplane to access locations where you will construct mortars and camouflage their positions. You’ll also locate and neutralize enemy mines. As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced team members supervise and train other Soldiers, lead and control mortar squads, provide tactical and technical guidance to subordinates, and supervise the construction of mortar positions. Advanced Indirect Fire Infantrymen are responsible for receiving and implementing combat orders, directing Soldiers in offensive and defensive operations, and requesting, observing, and adjusting indirect supporting fire. Job Duties • Set up, load, and fire three types of mortars • Employ crew...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Pontiac, IL, USA
As a Unit Supply Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure that your Unit and fellow Soldiers are well supplied and equipped for any mission. In this role, your keen eye and management ability will keep warehouse functions running smoothly. You will oversee the shipping, storage, and supply of Army National Guard equipment. This includes receiving, inspecting, invoicing, storing, and delivering supplies. You will: ensure that all documents are prepared and organized; maintain automated systems; secure and control weapons and ammunition; and schedule and provide maintenance for weapons. Job Duties • Issue and receive small arms. Secure and control weapons and ammunition in security areas • Schedule and perform preventive and organizational maintenance on weapons • Operate unit level computers Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Procedures for handling medical and food supplies Helpful Skills • Interest in mathematics,...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Pontiac, IL, 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...
Apr 03, 2024
Illinois - Army National Guard Quincy, IL, USA
Since the Army National Guard uses a plethora of electronic systems, power is essential to success. As the Power-Generation Equipment Repairer, you’ll supply the power to run virtually every aspect of Army activity whenever and wherever it’s needed. In this specialty, you’ll support military operations day or night by performing preventive maintenance checks on generation equipment, or replace voltage regulators, governors, or circuit cards. You may also adjust frequencies and voltages using technical publications to enhance equipment efficiency. Job Duties • Perform maintenance on tactical utility, precise power-generation sets, internal combustion engines, and associated equipment Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Generator and powerplant operations • Electrical generation and distribution • Diesel generator operation, disassembly, inspection, and maintenance • Principles of electrical and electronic circuitry...