United States Department of Defense, National Guard of the United States


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General Information
Description of ProgramThe National Guard of the United States, part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces, is a reserve military force, composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, of the Virgin Islands, and of Puerto Rico, as well as of the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. ยง 311. The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold a civilian job full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member. These part-time guardsmen are augmented by a full-time cadre of Active Guard & Reserve (AGR) personnel in both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, plus Army Reserve Technicians in the Army National Guard and Air Reserve Technicians (ART) in the Air National Guard.

The National Guard is a joint activity of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) composed of reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force: the Army National Guard of the United States and the Air National Guard of the United States respectively.
Geographic AreaUnited States - includes all Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
 
Client Information
EligibilityTo join the National Guard without prior service, you must meet these mandatory requirements:
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 35,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
  • Be a at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate,
  • Meet medical, physical and moral requirements.
For full requirements, speak to a National Guard recruiter.

If you previously served in the military, please contact your local recruiter.
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1111 S. George Mason Drive
Physical Site Address 2National Guard Bureau
Physical Site City, State, ZipArlington, VA 22204
Main Phone703-607-2584
Program Emailngbpa.oncall@mail.mil
Web Addresswww.nationalguard.mil
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
United States Department of Defense
This Program: United States Department of Defense, National Guard of the United States
Affiliated Services: National Guard of the United States
National Guard of the United States - Employer Support Of The Guard and Reserve
National Guard of the United States - Financial Management Awareness Program (FMAP)
National Guard of the United States - National Guard Family Program
National Guard of the United States - Psychological Health Program
National Guard of the United States - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
National Guard of the United States - Transition Assistance Program