Physical and mental toughness are just the basic requirements. This is about commitment. A commitment to yourself. A commitment to those around you. A commitment to make a difference, help those in need and be a keeper of the American dream.

It takes drive—the kind that doesn’t fade when impossible obstacles stare you in the face. It takes mitigation, teamwork and the will to achieve something bigger. If you’re looking for something more, the Guard is looking for you.

To join the National Guard without prior service, you must meet these mandatory requirements:

Non-Prior Services

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The National Guard serves both a federal and state mission