Just like any other organization, the National Guard needs servicemembers able to provide security and be ready to protect the wellbeing of others at any moment. That job belongs to the Military Police. Being a MP is a rewarding career because not only do you receive some of the toughest training, but you use that training to protect other soldiers and make sure daily operations are carried out without incident.
The road to becoming a Military Police officer begins with basic training, which lasts nine weeks. After graduation, you will attend advanced individual training (AIT) and go through a period of on-the-job training with a National Guard unit. By the time you graduate these courses, you will be ready to begin your career as a law enforcement officer in the National Guard.
Once you are serving with a MP unit in the National Guard, your daily responsibilities will include anything from setting up roadblocks, guarding prisoners of war, escorting VIPs, to patrolling over hostile terrain. Whatever your task is, you can be assured that you are one of the most highly trained officers in the world.
Serving as a Military Police officer is a great way to jumpstart your civilian career as a law enforcement officer. When police departments are looking to recruit potential officers, they look for people they know can get the job done. And no other experience is equivalent to that which you’ll gain in the National Guard.