Learn innovative career skills while you develop your leadership potential with the Texas Army National Guard. Whether you take the first step as an enlisted Soldier, warrant officer or commissioned officer, the Guard will help you every step of the way. Read below for basic requirements and to learn which of these paths is right for you.
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) combines ROTC, the Guard and tuition.
With the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), you participate in both the Guard and your college’s Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program at the same time. Get up to 100% tuition assistance, cash bonus, monthly allowance and get paid to drill once a month with your Guard unit. Check out SMP.
Split Training Option lets you join the Texas Army National Guard while in high school.
Enlist into the Texas Army National Guard following your junior year, attend Basic Combat Training, then drill one weekend a month during your senior year. After graduation, you'll start Advanced Individual Training and, in most cases, be home in time to start college. Learn more about the Split Training Option.
Note: Texas Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. For the latest information, please contact your local recruiter.
Be part of the Guard’s famed quick-strike capabilities in tank, cavalry and reconnaissance operations on the battlefield.
Field Artillery (CA)
Help neutralize or suppress the enemy using the strategic long-range firepower of cannons, rockets and missiles.
Engineer (CA, CS, CSS)
Lay the foundation for construction and demolition projects ranging from surveying, bulldozing, and topping buildings and bridges.
Help provide the critical first line of defense in battle for your country, your unit and yourself as a Guard warrior.
Aviation (CA, CS, CSS)
Earn your wings and control the sky as a crew chief, or become a mechanic and keep advanced aircraft operating at 100 percent.
Signal (CS, CSS)
As a communication specialist, help the world’s most advanced intel network provide critical information on enemy locations, plans and more.
Military Intelligence (CS)
Become an expert in intelligence gathering, reporting and analysis while playing an important role in foreign communication, counterintelligence or security operations.
Military Police (CS, CSS)
Keep fellow Soldiers and civilians safe while enforcing the law as a member of the Guard’s emergency response and law enforcement team.
Transport Soldiers and supplies to any location throughout the United States or around the world whenever the need arises.
Save lives in combat operations, domestic emergencies and other situations where medical expertise can make a difference.
Logistics Support (CSS)
On the battlefield, keep your fellow Soldiers supplied with food, fuel, weapons and water. Domestically, get supplies to those in need when disaster strikes.
Mechanic and Maintenance (CSS)
Maintain the Guard’s machinery and equipment during training, domestic emergencies and overseas operations.
Gain valuable training and experience while learning to help support the Guard’s mission in areas such as payroll, records and news.
Become a vital part of your Guard team by understanding and translating foreign languages, culture and customs.
Special Forces (SF)
You must truly be among the best of the best to qualify as a Special Forces (Green Beret) Soldier. As a candidate, you will undergo extremes that test your limits mentally, physically and emotionally.
If selected, your training will focus on one of four specific areas: Weapons, Engineering/Demolition, Medical Technician or Communications. You will also cross-train in a second area. You will learn to speak another language fluently and operate behind enemy lines.
Judge Advocate General (JAG)
As a JAG officer, your law degree empowers you to investigate, prosecute and defend those charged with crimes in the military. You may also work on international contracts. Assignments may include work both in the U.S. and abroad.
Because the JAG Corps practices law in the same areas as civilian law, the transition back to a civilian legal career is seamless. JAG stands for Judge Advocate General.
Guard AMEDD includes the following positions:
As a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse practitioner or medical student, provide care to Soldiers and civilians alike during emergencies.
Medical Service Corps
This group of medical specialties includes administration, behavior sciences, environmental sciences, preventive medication and aviation.
Physician Assistant (PA-C) and Physical Therapist (PT)
Work closely with Guard physicians and primary medical officers of your state command, infantry or other combat units.
Chaplains are leaders in the Guard, responsible for caring for the spiritual well-being of Soldiers and their Families. They provide advice in matters pertaining to religion, morals and morale.
As a Guard Chaplain, you'll lead a Unit Ministry Team (UMT), which consists of you and a trained Chaplain Assistant (an enlisted Soldier trained to support Chaplains during their missions and everyday activities). You'll minister to Soldiers day to day, performing religious ceremonies, counseling Soldiers during times of crisis and providing a spiritual compass.
Chaplains are non-combatants so you won't carry a weapon. Security will be provided by your Chaplain Assistant.