South Dakota - 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
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, USA
When a Soldier has a question about benefits, policy, or needs help with a sensitive issue, the Army National Guard’s Human Resources Specialist is the primary go-to person. As an HR Specialist, you will help Soldiers develop their Guard careers and provide personnel support and assistance to all divisions within the Guard. Specific responsibilities of the HR Specialist may include: organizing, maintaining, and reviewing personnel records; data entry and retrieval; processing recommendations; arranging awards ceremonies; preparing, updating, and coordinating requests for evaluations; preparing and monitoring Soldier requests for ID cards and tags, leaves of absence, and passes; ordering and maintaining office supplies; and maintaining filing systems. Job Duties • Assist on all human resource support matters • Oversight of all strength management and strength distribution actions • Responsible for the readiness, health, and welfare of all Soldiers...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, USA
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...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, 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
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, 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
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, 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...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, USA
When a Soldier needs a part made or repaired right away, they look to Machinists for assistance. Army National Guard Machinists utilize their knowledge, skills, and expertise to repair broken parts, modify old ones, or fabricate replacements for all equipment. They achieve this by operating lathes, drill presses, grinders, welding gear, and other machine shop equipment. Duties could include: working with these tools, as well as measuring work with calipers, micrometers, and rulers; studying blueprints or written plans of the parts to be made; cutting metal stock using a variety of tools; using drill presses; and shaping and smoothing parts. Job Duties • Utilize machines such as engine lathes, utility grinders, power cutoff saws, hydraulic presses, drill presses, oxyacetylene, electric arc, inert gas welding machines and their associated attachments, accessories, and tools Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Use of different metals • Safety procedures...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, 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
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, 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...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, USA
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...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Watertown, SD 57201, 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,...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Yankton, SD 57078, 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
South Dakota - Army National Guard Yankton, SD 57078, USA
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...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
If you enjoy working with engine mechanics, join the Army National Guard as an Aircraft Powertrain Repairer. You will inspect, service, and repair powertrain systems on Army planes and helicopters to ensure that they remain safe and ready to fly transport, patrol, and flight training missions. Job Duties • Repair powertrain quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary wing hubs, and tanks • Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, balance, and align powertrain systems • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Repair of hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems • Engine disassembly, inspection, and repair • Repair of aluminum, steel, and fiberglass airframes/coverings Helpful Skills • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics • Ability to use hand and power tools Through your training, you will...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
If you enjoy working with electrical and electronic equipment and problem-solving, join the Army National Guard as an Aircraft Electrician. You will inspect, service, and repair electrical systems on Army aircraft, ranging from airplanes to helicopters to ensure that they remain operational and safe for any mission. Job Duties • Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic components • Maintain electrical/electronic elements of assemblies nickel-cadmium batteries • Use and maintain common/special tools • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Electrical theory and system maintenance • Troubleshooting procedures Helpful Skills • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics • Ability to use hand and power tools Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
If you enjoy working with electrical and electronic equipment and problem-solving, join the Army National Guard as an Aircraft Electrician. You will inspect, service, and repair electrical systems on Army aircraft, ranging from airplanes to helicopters to ensure that they remain operational and safe for any mission. Job Duties • Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic components • Maintain electrical/electronic elements of assemblies nickel-cadmium batteries • Use and maintain common/special tools • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Electrical theory and system maintenance • Troubleshooting procedures Helpful Skills • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics • Ability to use hand and power tools Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
The communications system, navigation, and flight controls are just a few examples of the dozens of electrical systems that help pilots keep aircraft safely in flight. As an Avionics Mechanic in the Army National Guard, you will make sure these systems and instruments operate properly. Through training and practice, you will learn how to perform maintenance on tactical communications-security, navigation, and flight control equipment. Specific duties may include: performing operational and preventive checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics, and controlled cryptographic equipment; troubleshooting equipment using technical manuals and schematic drawings; and inspecting and maintaining electrical systems that include wiring, electrical connections, and the repair and/or replacement of instruments. Job Duties • Maintain common/special tools and equipment • Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionics equipment •...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
The communications system, navigation, and flight controls are just a few examples of the dozens of electrical systems that help pilots keep aircraft safely in flight. As an Avionics Mechanic in the Army National Guard, you will make sure these systems and instruments operate properly. Through training and practice, you will learn how to perform maintenance on tactical communications-security, navigation, and flight control equipment. Specific duties may include: performing operational and preventive checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics, and controlled cryptographic equipment; troubleshooting equipment using technical manuals and schematic drawings; and inspecting and maintaining electrical systems that include wiring, electrical connections, and the repair and/or replacement of instruments. Job Duties • Maintain common/special tools and equipment • Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionics equipment •...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
Looking for a job in aviation? Join the Army National Guard as an Aviation Operations Specialist and watch your skills and abilities soar! In this role, you will help operate one of the largest fleets of aircraft in the world by keeping accurate and detailed flight information records for both flight and ground crews. Through training and practice in this specialty, you will learn how to schedule and dispatch tactical aircraft missions. Specific duties may include processing flight clearances, planning flight schedules and air crew assignments, coordinating flight plans, and keeping flight logs. This training will prepare you for a civilian career as a flight operations specialist, which could qualify you to work for commercial and private airlines, air transport companies, and airports. Job Duties • Alert crash crews of emergencies • Interpret and post weather reports Helpful Skills • Interest in working with computers • Interest in math,...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is the best-in-class, multi-mission performer used for combat assault, search and rescue, medevac, and firefighting missions. Your responsibility as the UH-60 Utility Helicopter Repairer will be to sustain the longevity and reliability of these aircraft, keeping them ready for tomorrow’s mission today. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on Black Hawk helicopters 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 • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Engine disassembly and...
May 23, 2022
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
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...