Your artistic abilities will shine when you join the Army National Guard as a Multimedia Illustrator. These Soldiers are primarily responsible for operating multimedia imaging equipment in order to produce visual displays and documents such as training manuals, newspapers, and reports, as well as promotional materials including signs, charts, posters, television, and motion picture productions. These projects require the use of professionally developed artwork, and your talents could help make an impact in the military.
Your training will enable you to assume duties that include supervising, planning, or operating multimedia imaging equipment in order to produce various kinds of visual displays and documents. Some of your duties may include: creating illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs, and charts; producing computer-generated graphics; developing ideas, and designing posters and signs; designing artwork for training courses; developing animation; working with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets; and performing maintenance on assigned equipment.
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Introduction to graphics, lettering, drawing, and layout techniques
• Illustration and television graphic techniques
• Theory and use of color
• Interest in artwork or lettering
• Ability to convert ideas into visual presentations
• Neatness and an eye for detail
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a graphic designer or illustrator with government agencies, advertising agencies, Web design firms, print shops, or engineering firms.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Multimedia Illustrator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction, including practice in preparing graphic designs and illustrations. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
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.