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  • Is the Guard worth joining?

    I want to join the Guard but people are telling me that A) Downsizing is a issue for new enlistees. B) The Guard does not want new people and there is a long waiting list.
    Is this true? I was looking at 68W and 88M.

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    Re: Is the Guard worth joining?

    National Guard force structure is facing no downsizing to speak of. We may not go as far over-strength as we have in the past, however.

    The Guard always wants the right people, so if you have something to offer, I encourage you to apply.

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    • #3
      Re: Is the Guard worth joining?

      Question is inconsistent with your actual question. How you going to come to a pro-Army National Guard forum and ask if it is worth joining? Expecting to hear, "noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you wasting your time! go away and come back in four years!"

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      • #4
        Re: Is the Guard worth joining?

        Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
        Question is inconsistent with your actual question. How you going to come to a pro-Army National Guard forum and ask if it is worth joining? Expecting to hear, "noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you wasting your time! go away and come back in four years!"
        He has a point...of course we are going to encourage you to not join!! You're on a pro-ARNG forum, lol. I haven't found anything horrendous about the guard. The army is what you make of it. If you start off with the right attitude and walk in on a positive note then it can carry you as far as you want it to.

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        • #5
          Re: Is the Guard worth joining?

          The only thing I can add is that you may not get the MOS you want if there isn't a need for it in the units you would be assigned to. Best bet is to talk to a recruiter!

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          • #6
            Re: Is the Guard worth joining?

            Originally posted by gheart68w View Post
            The only thing I can add is that you may not get the MOS you want if there isn't a need for it in the units you would be assigned to. Best bet is to talk to a recruiter!
            You only get an unwanted MOS if you choose it. So, you obviously wanted it.

            You can always wait for a slot to open up.

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