Engineers build anything and everything the Guard needs. From surveying and bulldozing to framing and wiring, engineers take on construction and demolition projects of any size—from start to finish. These experts pave roads and build fortifications for hundreds of Soldiers. Guard engineers also work around the globe to assist countries in need of hospitals, schools, and running water. Stateside, these problem solvers are pivotal responders during natural disasters, as they clear roads or restore power to communities.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training requires Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change