The Army National Guard is more than just a job.
To qualify for enlistment into the National Guard, you need to:
Be Between the ages of 17 and 35* (unless you have prior U.S. military service, certain linguistic skills, or a specialized professional skill such as chaplain, lawyer, or certain medical specialities.
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident alien
Meet necessary medical requirements and moral requirements. For a list of legal violations which will permanently disqualify you from serving contact your local Oklahoma Guard Recruiter.
Note: Guard Soldiers need to be in excellent condition, and fall within certain ranges of height and weight to fulfill the physical demands of military service. Prior to Basic Combat Training (BCT), you'll also be tested to measure your level of physical fitness using a version of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). This test measures the number of push-ups and sit-ups you can complete within a given time, and the amount of time it takes to complete up to a two-mile run.
*As of April 1, 2011, applicants with no prior military service must have taken the oath of enlistment on or before their 35th birthday. Certain states have different age limits. There is an exception for qualified non-prior service applicants assessing into the MOS 09L (interpreter/translators specializing in Dari, Farsi and Pashto).
If you think you are a good candidate, there a few steps youll need to take in order to enlist:
Contact a Representative - You start the process by filling out a form and letting a Guard representative know you have questions. No obligation, no guarantees-it's just a way of letting us know that you want to find out more.
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Ship to Basic Combat Training - You're ready to start becoming a Soldier. In 10 weeks, you'll be physically and mentally stronger than you've ever been, and ready to be part of the team that protects America. Look over the rest of the pages in this section. If you still have questions, contact your local Oklahoma Guard Recruiter.