My name is Travis, I am 20 years old, currently living in Florida. I am currently looking in to the National Guard as a way to get my life started. I am majoring in Law Enforcement, Corrections and so forth. I wish to become a Federal Agent in my future. I have done some research, but I am still left with questions of my own. I am not looking for a magical path to be laid out in front of me.
I read about the National Guard having a MP field you can enter in to, however I have a lot of questions.
With the National Guard, it says you are paid for training, you get guard pay (when you are called for service?) and paid for drilling.
-My question, is this all you have too do when you join the NG?
-I wish to become a MP, is this basically my new career (job within the NG)? Do I work 40 hours a week doing so? Or is this something that only happens when I am called for serve?
-It has been on my mind since I first looked in to the Military Police, I was wondering if there is any guarantee you can pursue this upon entry or if it is more of the "luck of a draw."
I am going to contact a recruiter relatively soon, however, I wanted to see if perhaps any of my peers could enlighten me on what to expect.
Thank you for your time,