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.

South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
It’s extremely important that Army National Guard communications don’t fall into the wrong hands. As the Radio and Communications Security Repairer, you will maintain the equipment and systems that ensure Army National Guard units can communicate over secure channels. Your duties will include installing and repairing circuits and wiring, calibrating and aligning equipment components, and stringing overhead cables between utility poles. Other duties include repairing systems, performing equipment tests, and performing preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment. Advanced Radio and Communications Security Repairers take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers, testing equipment, performing complex repairs, and ensuring that the National Security Agency-approved components are used in communication security/controlled cryptographic item repairs. Job Duties • Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment;...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
The Army National Guard utilizes many forms of sophisticated equipment on and off the field. As a Special Electronic Devices Repairer, you will ensure that vital instruments and tools are meticulously maintained and operational. This includes night vision equipment, electronic distance and azimuth-orienting devices, battlefield illumination devices, nuclear, biological, and chemical warning and measuring devices, and others. Specific duties of the Special Electronic Devices Repairer include: testing instruments, navigational controls, and simulators; reading technical diagrams and manuals; replacing parts; ensuring quality control measures; and troubleshooting and inspecting equipment. Advanced level Special Electronic Devices Repairers are expected to supervise and train other Soldiers in the craft. Helpful Skills • Interest in mathematics, solving problems, and electronic equipment repair • Strong attention to detail Through your training, you will develop the...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Rapid City, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Avionics and Survivability Equipment Repairers are essential members of the communications maintenance team, tasked with keeping the lines of communication open. In this specialty, you will be responsible for maintaining switchboards, telephones, and associated wire instruments, and other equipment for the Army National Guard. You will perform field and sustainment-level maintenance on stabilization and avionic flight control systems by: maintaining, testing, and repairing communications equipment; installing and repairing circuits and wiring; calibrating and aligning equipment components; testing and isolating faulty assemblies and components; replacing parts, rewiring equipment, and interconnecting components on semiautomatic telephone switchboard equipment; using circuit and wiring diagrams and schematics; and testing repaired equipment. Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Operating electrical and electronic test equipment • Repair and replacement of radar...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Technical Engineers pen the plans that lead construction crews to success. As a Technical Engineer in the Army National Guard, you will develop the skills necessary to help build, plan, and repair airstrips, docks, barracks, roads, and other projects. Your training will enable you to assume duties that include construction site development, such as technical investigation, surveying, drafting, and the development of construction plans and specifications. Specific duties may include: construction material testing; drawing maps, charts, and making scale drawings of roads, airfields, and buildings; conducting land surveys and computing survey results; preparing structure wiring and plumbing diagrams; building scale models of land areas that show hills, lakes, roads, and buildings; and piecing together aerial photographs to form large photomaps. Job Duties • Draw topographic maps and charts using Computer Aided Drafting systems and software • Conduct geodetic and...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
You can play an important part in disaster relief missions as a Geospatial Engineer for the Army National Guard. In this role, you will extract and supply geographic data that supports military operations of all kinds and help commanders visualize the battlefield during combat. As a Geospatial Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to collect and process military geographic information from decentralized sources (remote sensed imagery, digital data, intelligence data, existing topographic products, and other collateral data sources), present this information to leaders, and return decisions to the field. You may also: • Supervise topographic surveying, cartography, and photolithography activities • Assist in topographic planning and control activities • Assist in determining requirements and providing technical supervision of geographic intelligence programs Job Duties • Create geographic data and compile them into maps • Create and...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Being able to communicate across the battlefield and around the world is crucial to mission success. As a Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer, you will install the lines and equipment that allow units to connect across secure channels. Cable Systems Installer/Maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating, and maintaining cable and wire communications systems, communication security devices, and associated equipment, including communications, and electric cables between utility poles. Job Duties • Perform tests on cable communications systems and circuit groups • Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment • Install and repair circuits and wiring • Perform maintenance on power generators Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Mechanical and electrical principles • Preventive maintenance procedures • Line installation and wiring techniques • Communication security policies and procedures...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
It takes highly organized individuals to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly in any environment. As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will utilize your organizational skills to make this happen in military confinement, correctional, detention, or internment facilities. Job Duties • Supervision of confinement and detention operations • External security of facilities • Providing counseling/guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program • Maintaining records of prisoners/internees and their programs Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Military laws and jurisdictions • Self-defense and use of firearms • Interpersonal communications skills • Search/restraint and custody/control procedures Helpful Skills • Interest in law enforcement • Physically and mentally fit • Ability to make quick decisions • Ability to remain calm under heavy duress...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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,...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Jul 15, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sioux Falls, SD, 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,...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Spearfish, SD, USA
Jul 15, 2021
Before a road, airfield, or a building can be constructed, all obstacles must be removed from the site. As a Horizontal Construction Engineer in the Army National Guard, you’ll handle the heavy lifting to help your crew succeed. You’ll operate bulldozers, roadgraders, and other massive equipment to clear the way for construction. Your responsibilities will include leveling earth for runways and roadbeds, clearing, excavating, and digging areas of construction sites, spreading fill material, transporting heavy construction equipment with a tractor-trailer, moving heavy building materials with cranes, and assisting in performance of combat engineer missions. Job Duties • Analyze the information on grade stakes and placing them • Cut and spread fill material with scraper Some of the Skills You’ll Learn • Maintenance and repair of equipment • Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes Helpful Skills •...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Spearfish, SD, 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...
South Dakota - Army National Guard Sturgis, SD 57785, USA
Jul 15, 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...