RRNCO-Presentation - Michigan National Guard

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Our history dates back to 1636 (Minutemen)
Time tested & honored organization; Oldest military
branch in the United States Armed Forces
Founded out of a citizen-force organized to protect
families and towns from hostile attacks
Versatile enough to respond to domestic emergencies,
counterdrug efforts, homeland security, reconstruction
missions, etc.
While the active duty forces have one mission, the
National Guard has TWO missions:
1. Primary: Serve our local communities and the
State of Michigan.
- natural disasters
- civil disturbance
- Commander-in-Chief: Governor of
2. Secondary: Serve the Nation
- national emergencies
- supporting active duty forces overseas
- Commander-in-Chief: President of the
United States
Typically, we serve:
- One weekend each month (Sat/Sun drill)
- Two weeks each summer (annual training)
- Basic Combat Training (BCT) - 10 weeks
- Advanced Individual Training (AIT) - duration depends
on the job selected
- Unit Activations
Serve your Community, State and Nation
Be a part of something bigger than yourself
Life experiences you wouldn’t normally receive
Dynamic & interesting career
Forge camaraderie with like-minded individuals
Become highly-skilled through training
Make a real difference in other people’s lives
College Money - A LOT of it!
Steady Monthly Paycheck
Gain financial independence
Low-Cost Medical/Dental & Life Insurance
Military Discounts & Low-Cost Personal Travel
Retirement Pension
Additional Retirement Savings Plan
College Assistance:
- State Tuition Assistance Program - $250/semester hour; Up to $4,500/year
- Federal Tuition Assistance Program - $250/semester hour; Up to $4,000/year
- Student Loan Repayment Program – Up to $50,000
- Tuition Grant Program (19 select colleges in Michigan)
- Montgomery G.I. Bill – Up to $367.00/month (full-time college attendance)
- Montgomery G.I. Bill Kicker - $200/month (additional to Montgomery G.I. Bill)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program & Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Program
And much more!
Entry Level Pay (as a *Private E-1):
One weekend/month
(increase after 4 months) $
Annual Training (2 weeks)
Basic Combat Training (BCT) $ 3,828.25
Advanced Individual Training
$ 1,531.50
Yearly pay
$ 8,514.46
(based on 1 month of AIT, some AITs are longer)
*If you get promoted before you attend training, you will
receive pay earned at that rank.
Tricare $50/month
Tricare $150/month
Tricare Dental $10/month
MetLife Tricare Dental $82/month
Service-members Group
Life Insurance (SGLI) – $400,000
Service-members Group
Life Insurance (FSGLI) – $100,000
Before attending Basic Combat Training (BCT), you may
have the opportunity to attend the Recruit Sustainment
Program (RSP).
- One weekend per month until you leave for BCT/AIT
- Typically, Saturday morning till Sunday afternoon
-Weekend drills are typically held in the National Guard
Armory nearest to your home
-Training sessions provided are designed to prepare you physically
and mentally to complete basic combat training successfully
- Several locations throughout the State
-You will be given uniforms
-You will be paid!
- School or major family events can often be worked around
In Basic Combat Training (BCT), you will gain pride, knowledge, discipline,
and physical conditioning.
You will learn:
- Army’s core values, traditions, ethics
- Basic rifle marksmanship/additional weapons training
- Rank structure/military time/phonetic alphabet
- First aid
- Combatives
- Rappelling
- Field & night training/convoy operations
- Map/compass reading/land navigation
You will attend training at one of the following locations:
- Fort Benning (GA)
- Fort Leonard Wood (MO)
- Fort Sill (OK)
- Fort Jackson (SC)
Our training will give you experience to have the career you want
OUTSIDE of the National Guard, as well!
Bridge Crewmember
Cavalry Scout
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and
Nuclear Specialist
Combat Engineer
Construction Equipment Mechanic
Food Service Specialist
Horizontal Construction Engineer
Human Resources Specialist
Interior Electrician
LAN Manager
Legal Specialist
Military Policeman
Motor Transport Operator
Petroleum Supply Specialist
Quartermaster & Chemical Equipment
Repair Specialist
Shower/Laundry & Clothing Repair
Signal Support Systems Specialist
Unit Supply Specialist
Utilities Equipment Repairer
Water Treatment Specialist
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
Non-Prior Service:
- Be between the ages of 17-35
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be at least a Junior in high school, or have a high school
diploma or a GED Certificate
- Meet medical, physical, and moral requirements
Prior Service:
- Must qualify for non-regular retirement by age 60
- Must meet height/weight and current medical requirements
- Must meet education standards for the MOS or option for which
you are enlisting
-Must have most current:
- DD Form 214 “Certificate of Release,” or
- Discharge from Active Duty,” or
- NGB Form 22 “National Guard Report of Separation and
Record of Service,” or
- discharge order and have an approved DD Form 368
“Conditional Release”
- Applicants with a break in service of over 10 years must retake
the ASVAB to establish current scores
1. Make an initial appointment with me.
- We will determine your eligibility and what you’d
like to get out of your enlistment with the Guard.
2. If eligible, I will schedule appointments for you to:
- Take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude
Battery (ASVAB)
- Take a medical exam
- Prepare enlistment paperwork
- Review & sign your contract
- Swear-in at a Military Entrance Processing Station
We offer two enlistment options:
1. Split Option – created for individuals who cannot
complete their entire training obligation at one time;
high school juniors, college students and seasonal
workers can ‘split’ their training… attending BCT,
return home, and delay up to one year to complete
2. Standard Enlistment – available for individuals who
wish to join and attend training as soon as possible
Time starts at enlistment and you have the opportunity
to serve a 3 or 6 year contract commitment.
You have two options for becoming an Officer in the Army National Guard:
1. Commissioned Officers:
- Critical thinkers, decision makers, visionary leaders
- Responsible for the welfare, morale and professional development of
Soldiers entrusted to them
- Self-disciplined, motivated, confident and possess superior
judgment to solve problems and accomplish the mission
- Two training routes; Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Reserve
Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
- Graduate from training as a Second Lieutenant
2. Warrant Officers:
- Technical & tactical experts, provide advice, direction & training
- Critical to administering and executing plans in their concentrated
areas of expertise
- Training takes place at Fort Rucker, AL
- Graduate from training as a Warrant Officer (WO1)
Officer Candidate School (OCS) has two training options:
1. Federal OCS - 8 week course at Fort Benning, GA
2. State OCS - 18 month process
- 1 weekend a month
- one 2-week Annual Training at the Michigan
Military Academy located at Fort Custer Training
Center, MI
After completing either of these options, you will be
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (2LT).
Enlistment into the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) is a
multi-step process.
STEP 1: Qualifying
- be a member of the Army National Guard;
- complete Basic Combat Training (BCT);
- it is not necessary to complete Advanced Individual Training
(AIT), however, an AIT qualified Soldier is eligible to take
advantage of Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits.
STEP 2: Attend College
- be accepted and attend a college or university offering ROTC;
- complete an SMP Agreement Contract before your
Sophomore or Junior year.
STEP 3: ROTC Advance Camp
- complete Military Science III (Junior year);
- attend a 6-week ROTC Advance Camp at Fort Knox, KY.
STEP 4: Graduate
- apply for graduation;
- receive your commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the Army
National Guard or United States Army.
Upon completion of OCS or ROTC, you will receive your commission
and be required to attend the Basic Officer Leadership Course
(BOLC). Course length will depend upon what Career Path you choose
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