Officers in the National Guard
Company: Army National Guard
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Professional, General
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 11/1/2019

Once you earn your commission, you’ll become a leader in the world’s most powerful Army. Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Officer Candidate School (OCS) are some programs that help Soldiers reach that goal. Guard Soldiers who join ROTC can earn their commission as they earn their degree while in the Guard’s Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). OCS is a physically and mentally challenging course designed to transform first-time Soldiers or those with prior military experience into strong, effective leaders.


Advanced Individual Training (AIT) is required.
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


  • Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
  • Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
  • Must meet citizenship requirements (see for details)


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.


This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. 


Houston, TX
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