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.

Illinois - Army National Guard Machesney Park, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
If you’re interested in the law and the legal profession, become an Army National Guard Paralegal, you will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in areas like family law, international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Job Duties • Provide legal documents in courts-martial and other military justice matters • Provide assistance in legal affairs, such as power of attorney, wills, and separation decrees Helpful Skills • Ability to supervise those in a command • Provide technical guidance to subordinates • Maintain law/administrative library • Monitor and review actions for accuracy Your training will enable you to interview witnesses, research court decisions and Army regulations, process legal claims and appeals, and prepare records of hearings, investigations, courts-martial,...
Illinois - Army National Guard Machesney Park, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Machesney Park, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Machesney Park, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Machesney Park, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Marion, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Marion, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Marion, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
If you’ve ever considered a job in IT, become an Information Technology Specialist in the Army National Guard and expand your skills and experience with complex technologies. In this role, you will be responsible for sending, receiving, and processing messages and data on the Guard’s sophisticated networks. You will also maintain and troubleshoot the systems that support the military’s logistics and classified data, and build firewalls that can withstand any attempted cyberattack. Job Duties • Maintenance of networks, hardware, and software • Provide customer and network administration services • Construct, edit, and test computer programs Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Use of computer consoles and peripheral equipment • Computer systems concepts • Planning, designing, and testing computer systems Helpful Skills • Interest in computer science • Strong attention to detail • Ability to...
Illinois - Army National Guard Mattoon, IL 61938, USA
Apr 20, 2021
Firearms and other projectile weapons are only as good as the ammunition that goes in them. That makes the storage and distribution of ammunition - all ammunition - an undertaking of paramount importance. As the Ammunition Specialist, you’ll ensure this vital job is done correctly through precise handling, storage, and documentation of ordnance. The primary responsibility of an Army National Guard Ammunition Specialist is to ensure the proper receipt, storage, documentation, and issuance of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and related items. These duties may include the inspection, modification, and demilitarization of various munitions. You will also learn how to maintain nuclear weapons, and how to handle, test, and maintain missiles and rockets. Job Duties • Operate computer hardware and software/utilities or keep manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures • Perform ammunition supply stock control...
Illinois - Army National Guard Mattoon, IL 61938, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Mattoon, IL 61938, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Mattoon, IL 61938, USA
Apr 20, 2021
If you’re interested in a career in environmental health, join the Army National Guard as a Water Treatment Specialist. This role is paramount to the health and safety of your fellow Soldiers, and you will be the one to ensure that they live and work in sanitary conditions. Your duties will include: site reconnaissance and preparation for water treatment activity; set up equipment and facilities; operation and maintenance of water treatment equipment; management of portable water supplies; monitoring the storage, transport, and disposal of waste; water quality analysis and testing; and the inspection of facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs, and other environmentally hazardous conditions. Helpful Skills • Interest in algebra, biology, chemistry, and general science • High attention to detail • Interest in protecting the environment Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
If you’ve ever considered a job in IT, become an Information Technology Specialist in the Army National Guard and expand your skills and experience with complex technologies. In this role, you will be responsible for sending, receiving, and processing messages and data on the Guard’s sophisticated networks. You will also maintain and troubleshoot the systems that support the military’s logistics and classified data, and build firewalls that can withstand any attempted cyberattack. Job Duties • Maintenance of networks, hardware, and software • Provide customer and network administration services • Construct, edit, and test computer programs Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Use of computer consoles and peripheral equipment • Computer systems concepts • Planning, designing, and testing computer systems Helpful Skills • Interest in computer science • Strong attention to detail • Ability to...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...
Illinois - Army National Guard Milan, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2021
It takes energy to keep the Army National Guard marching on, and that’s where you take the lead. As a Food Service Specialist for the Guard, it’s your duty to provide the sustenance your fellow Soldiers need to put their best foot forward and protect the nation. In this role, you will take care of all dietary and nutritional needs of fellow Soldiers, ensuring their ability to face 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. Job Duties • Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and sauté as prescribed by Army recipes • Operate, maintain and clean field kitchen equipment • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Standard and dietetic menus and recipes • Food and supply...
Illinois - Army National Guard Mt Vernon, IL 62864, USA
Apr 20, 2021
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...