Enlistment Requirements

The National Guard adheres to the same standards as the US Army and other branches of the United States military. Guard recruits must meet certain physical fitness standards and a few other requirements as explained below.

Age: 17 – 42 years old (If 17, you must obtain permission to join from a parent/guardian)

Education: You must have a high school diploma or GED. If not, you may be eligible to obtain a diploma through the National Guard’s delayed entry program (DEP)

Basic Combat Training PTCitizenship: must be a citizen, or in some cases a permanent resident, of the United States

Physical Fitness: depending on your weight/height, must meet Army Physical Fitness Test standards

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in serving with the National Guard, click here to get more information!

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