Kentucky - 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.

Kentucky - Army National Guard Tompkinsville, KY 42167, USA
Jul 15, 2021
As a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember, you play a vital role in maintaining "the rocket's red glare." The MLRS is a highly specialized system, using different pieces of equipment, and is operated by a team of professionals. Depending on your role, you will establish, maintain, and operate MLRS equipment to support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat. Job Duties • Drive and maintain the self-propelled launch vehicles • Reload ammunition and resupply vehicles • Test and maintain the fire control systems • Mount radio sets and communication systems in all vehicles Helpful Skills • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure • Ability to multitask In this role, you will learn vital skills applicable in any civilian career: skills such as teamwork, discipline, strategic thinking, and leadership. You will also learn to use various computer systems used to calculate target locations...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Williamsburg, KY 40769, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Williamsburg, KY 40769, USA
Jul 15, 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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Walton, KY 41094, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Have you ever dreamed of making an impact? How about serving your community, State, and Nation? As a Military Police Officer for the Army National Guard, you’ll do all of these things by protecting, defending, and upholding the law. MPs support battlefield operations through circulation control, providing area security, conducting prisoner of war operations, supervising civilian internee operations, and carrying out law and order operations. MPs also support the peacetime Army community by protecting critical resources, implementing crime prevention programs, and preserving law and order. Job Duties • Law enforcement patrols • Interview witnesses, victims, and suspects in investigations • Crime scene security and processing • Arrest and charge criminal suspects Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Basic warrior skills and use of firearms • Military/civil laws and jurisdiction • Investigating and collecting evidence...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Ravenna, KY 40472, USA
Jul 15, 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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 2021
For the military to make strategic decisions, they depend on having the right information when they need it. Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainers ensure the communication to make these decisions continues to surge through all channels without any interruption. As a Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer, you will be responsible for keeping information moving through the Army National Guard’s communication systems in both tactical and strategic environments. Your duties will include: installing, repairing, operating, and running maintenance checks on multi-channel transmission diagnostic equipment, devices, and antennae; setting up transmitters, receivers, cable modems, and ultra-high frequency antennas; setting up line-of-sight satellites and cable link systems; and operation of radio equipment. Job Duties • Maintenance on assigned equipment, vehicles, security devices, and power generators • Analyze BIT/BITE diagnostics to...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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 •...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Richmond, KY, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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,...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Russellville, KY 42276, USA
Jul 15, 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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Jul 15, 2021
For healthcare personnel to detect, diagnose, and treat patients properly, they need functioning equipment. That’s where you come in. As a Medical Equipment Repairer in the Army National Guard, you will do your part to make sure the Soldiers get the very best health care possible by servicing and maintaining all medical equipment. The equipment you'll be working with will possibly involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical, and radiological principles. Specific duties may involve: performing preventive maintenance checks; troubleshooting malfunctioning or defective medical equipment; determining power and space requirements for medical equipment installations; installing medical equipment; and preparing and submitting medical equipment reports. Job Duties • Service and maintain medical equipment Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment • Equipment repair...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Jul 15, 2021
It takes a highly organized and efficient professional to manage day-to-day operations in military medical facilities. As a Patient Administration Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will supervise and perform administrative duties to maintain accurate records and manage hospital operations, so patients can receive proper care. In this role, your responsibilities will include compiling data for reports, scheduling office visits, and keeping patient records organized and up to date. Job Duties • Compile data and prepare required statistical reports • Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations, and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration • Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation • Typing and clerical skills • Setting up...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Jul 15, 2021
The ASVAB isn’t the only test that matters in the military. A Soldier’s tissue, blood, and body fluids also need to be tested to detect and identify diseases. As a Medical Laboratory Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will perform these clinical tests that the healthcare team will use to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness of their patients. In this role, you will examine blood and bone marrow samples; test for bacteria or viruses; and analyze tissue, blood, and fluid specimens for diagnostic information. Job Duties • Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, serology, bacteriology, parasitology, and urinalysis • Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture • Pack, unpack, inspect, store, and distribute blood products • Assemble, disassemble, and maintain laboratory equipment Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Medical...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Soldiers use radar to scan the battlefield and detect enemy threats. As a Radiology Specialist, you’ll use medical equipment to scan your fellow Soldiers for a different kind of threat: injuries and illness. Radiology (the use of X-rays) is one of the many tools doctors use to detect health problems. Working with Medical Corps Officers, Army National Guard Radiology Specialists operate X-ray and X-ray-related equipment to perform radiographic examinations. Radiology Specialists also prepare, assemble, and adjust X-ray instruments and materials, and assemble and disassemble radiology equipment and shelters. Job Duties • Perform body section radiography, foreign body localization, prenatal, pediatric, urogenital, and radiographic examinations of the digestive, respiratory, vascular, and nervous systems • Operate fixed and portable radiology equipment • Inspect and perform operator maintenance on radiology equipment Some of the Skills You’ll...
Kentucky - Army National Guard Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Be the first line of defense against injury and illness of civilians after natural disasters, and the Soldiers who serve and protect our Nation every day. As a Health Care Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will experience a fulfilling role as an expert caretaker on and off the battlefield. You will address the health care needs of civilians after natural disasters or civil emergencies; treat injuries and illnesses suffered by Soldiers through the administration of immediate emergency care and ongoing care; and support and manage medical readiness, supplies, and equipment. Job Duties • Administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties • Assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment • Instruct Soldiers on Combat Lifesaver/First Responder training course • Manage Soldiers’ medical readiness, medical supplies, and equipment Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Patient care techniques • Advanced...