What It Takes.
Do You Have What It Takes to Defend the American Dream?
Qualifying to join the National Guard isn’t something just anyone can do. But if you meet the requirements to become a Guard Soldier, you’ll be working alongside some of the best people our nation has to offer.View Requirements About the Guard Share
We’re looking for an inner strength—a sense of character, courage and commitment.
No question about it, not everyone is cut out to meet the challenges you’ll face as a Guard Soldier. There’s more to it than physical fitness and agility. It goes beyond intelligence, maturity and good judgment. We’re looking for an inner strength—a sense of character, courage and commitment to helping defend the American dream. Whether you’re called upon to help close to home or abroad, we’re here to help you succeed.
Explore the Soldier Stories section below to hear real Guard Soldiers speak of challenge, triumph and inspiration. These are people who chose to make more of themselves, and more of their lives. Maybe the next Soldier story will be yours.