Recruiting & Retention

Career Paths

​Choose Your Future -- We'll Make it a Reality
 

What do you want to do for a living? Program computers? Fly? Work for the FBI?

Whatever your dream job is, there's a corresponding career in the National Guard that will train you for it.

When you join the Guard, you choose an MOS, or Military Occupational Specialty, from more than 200 exciting options. After Basic Training, in Advanced Individual Training (AIT), you go hands-on learning-then-doing-this job. Along with being fascinating and fun, this job acts as training ground for dozens of exciting, lucrative careers in the private sector.

It's a tough world out there. But Guard members have advantages. We place you ahead of the pack. Employers are looking for experience and leadership, and when they see the National Guard on your resume, they know you've got it.

MOS Specialty Areas

Below are brief summaries of our MOS groupings.

Combat Arms

Train to defend our country and defeat the enemy. Learn to take and hold ground in battle. Prepares you for a career in the armed forces or Special Forces.

Combat Support

Jobs include information systems, communications networks, maps, area security, and law and order. Can lead to civilian jobs in communications, civil affairs and intelligence.

Combat Service Support

Keep all operations running efficiently. Work may be in payroll, health, personnel or other areas. Prepares you for a career in human resources.

Military Police (MP) / Military Intelligence (MI)

MPs keep the peace and respond to emergencies. MI gather and analyze critical information, create and break secret codes, and more. Civilian counterparts include the civilian police force, the FBI and the CIA.

Communications

Build, operate and service satellite dishes, microwave transmitters, fiber optics and computer networks. Corresponding private sector careers include video equipment operator and electronics.

Medical

Provide medical care to the injured, respond to natural disasters and humanitarian needs. Prepares you for health care jobs such as medical technician, lab specialist, nurse and physician.

Administrative / Logistics

This field includes Automated Logistics Specialist, public affairs, journalism and personnel administration. For almost every job in this area there is a corresponding private sector vocation.

Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

A Rewarding Career is Yours in the National Guard

Where are you in your career planning:

  • You have a firm career goal
  • Undecided—you’re happily exploring your options
  • Confused—you have no idea what you want to do

No matter where you fit in—and even if you think you don’t—the National Guard is the right choice. Because your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)—your job in the Guard—will train you for a career in one of today’s hottest industries, and give you the kind of hands-on experience employers are looking for.

Each MOS has many related jobs in civilian life. So if you have a career goal, you’ll find a job below that will train you for it. If you’re not sure what you want to do, this list is sure to spark your imagination.

$20,000 Enlistment Bonus!

The Guard is now offering $20,000 to members without military experience who enlist in the Guard.

 

INFANTRY

  • 11B INFANTRYMAN
  • 11C INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN
  • 11Z INFANTRY SENIOR SERGEANT

FIELD ARTILLERY

  • 13B CANNON CREWMEMBER
  • 13C TACTICAL AUTOMATED FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
  • 13D FIELD ARTILLERY TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM SPECIALIST
  • 13E CANNON FIRE DIRECTION SPECIALIST
  • 13F FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST
  • 13M MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (MLRS) CREWMEMBER
  • 13P MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (MLRS) OPERATIONAL FIRE DIRECTION SPECIALIST
  • 13R FIELD ARTILLERY FIREFINDER RADAR OPERATOR
  • 13S FIELD ARTILLERY SURVEYOR
  • 13W FIELD ARTILLERY METEOROLOGICAL CREWMEMBER
  • 13Z FIELD ARTILLERY SENIOR SERGEANT

AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY

  • 14E PATRIOT FIRE CONTROL OPERATOR
  • 14J AIR DEFENSE TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER OPERATOR
  • 14M MAN PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM CREWMEMBER (RC)
  • 14R BRADLEY LINEBACKER CREWMEMBER
  • 14S AIR AND MISSLE DEFENSE CREWMEMBER
  • 14T PATRIOT LAUNCHING STATION ENHANCED OPERATOR/MAINTAINER
  • 14Z AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY SENIOR SERGEANT

AVIATION

  • 15B AIRCRAFT POWERPLANT REPAIRER
  • 15D AIRCRAFT POWERTRAIN REPAIRER
  • 15F AIRCRAFT ELECTRICIAN
  • 15G AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL REPAIRER
  • 15H AIRCRAFT PNEUDRAULICS REPAIRER
  • 15J OH-58D ARMAMENT/ELECTRICAL/AVIONICS SYSTEMS REPAIRER
  • 15K AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS REPAIR SUPERVISOR
  • 15M UH-1 HELICOPTER REPAIRER (RC)
  • 15N AVIONIC MECHANIC
  • 15P AVIATION OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
  • 15Q AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATOR
  • 15R AH-64 ATTACK HELICOPTER REPAIRER
  • 15S OH-58D HELICOPTER REPAIRER
  • 15T UH-60 HELICOPTER REPAIRER
  • 15U CH-47 HELICOPTER REPAIRER
  • 15V OBSERVATION/SCOUT HELICOPTER REPAIRER (RC)
  • 15X AH-64A ARMAMENT/ELECTRICAL/AVIONICS SYSTEMS REPAIRER
  • 15Y AH-64D ARMAMENT/ELECTRICAL/AVIONIC SYSTEMS REPAIRER
  • 15Z AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SENIOR SERGEANT
  • 67G UTILITY AIRPLANE REPAIRER (RC)
  • 67Y AH1 ATTACK HELICOPTER REPAIRER (RC)

SPECIAL FORCES

  • 18B SPECIAL FORCES WEAPONS SERGEANT
  • 18C SPECIAL FORCES ENGINEER SERGEANT
  • 18D SPECIAL FORCES MEDICAL SERGEANT
  • 18E SPECIAL FORCES COMMUNICATIONS SERGEANT
  • 18F SPECIAL FORCES ASSISTANT OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE SERGEANT
  • 18Z SPECIAL FORCES SENIOR SERGEANT

ARMOR

  • 19D CAVALRY SCOUT
  • 19K M1 ARMOR CREWMAN
  • 19Z ARMOR SENIOR SERGEANT

ENGINEER

  • 21B COMBAT ENGINEER
  • 21C BRIDGE CREWMEMBER
  • 21D DIVER
  • 21E HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
  • 21F CRANE OPERATOR
  • 21G QUARRYING SPECIALIST (RC)
  • 21H CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
  • 21J GENERAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
  • 21K PLUMBER
  • 21L LITHOGRAPHER
  • 21M FIREFIGHTER
  • 21N CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR
  • 21P PRIME POWER PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
  • 21Q TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST (RC)
  • 21R INTERIOR ELECTRICIAN
  • 21S TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYOR
  • 21T TECHNICAL ENGINEER
  • 21U TOPOGRAPHIC ANALYST
  • 21V CONCRETE AND ASPHALT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
  • 21W CARPENTRY AND MASONRY SPECIALIST
  • 21X GENERAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
  • 21Y TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
  • 21Z COMBAT ENGINEERING SENIOR SERGEANT

SIGNAL

  • 25B INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
  • 25C SINGLE CHANNEL RADIO OPERATOR
  • 25D TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
  • 25F NETWORK SWITCHING SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
  • 25L CABLE SYSTEMS INSTALLER-MAINTAINER
  • 25M MULTIMEDIA ILLUSTRATOR
  • 25N NODAL NETWORK SYSTEMS OPERATOR/MAINTAINER
  • 25P MICROWAVE SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
  • 25Q MULTICHANNEL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
  • 25R VISUAL INFORMATION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
  • 25S SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
  • 25T SATELLITE/MICROWAVE SYSTEMS CHIEF
  • 25U SIGNAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
  • 25V COMBAT DOCUMENTATION/PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
  • 25W TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS CHIEF
  • 25X SENIOR SIGNAL SERGEANT
  • 25Y INFORMATION SYSTEMS CHIEF
  • 25Z VISUAL INFORMATION OPERATIONS CHIEF
  • 33W MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS MAINTAINER/INTEGRATOR
  • 98C SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

MILITARY POLICE

  • 31B MILITARY POLICE
  • 31D CID SPECIAL AGENT
  • 31E CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

  • 96B INTELLIGENCE ANALYST
  • 96D IMAGERY ANALYST
  • 96H COMMON GROUND STATION (CGS) OPERATOR
  • 96R GROUND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS OPERATOR
  • 96U UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR
  • 96Z INTELLIGENCE SENIOR SERGEANT
  • 97B COUNTER INTELLIGENCE AGENT
  • 97E HUMAN INTELLIGENCE COLLECTOR
  • 97L TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER (RC)
  • 97Z COUNTER INTELLIGENCE/HUMAN INTELLIGENCE SENIOR SERGEANT
  • 98G CRYPTOLOGIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTOR/LOCATOR
  • 98H COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTOR/LOCATOR
  • 98J ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE INTERCEPTOR/ANALYST
  • 98K SIGNAL COLLECTION/IDENTIFICATION ANALYST
  • 98P MULTI-SENSOR OPERATOR
  • 98Y SIGNALS COLLECTOR/ANALYST
  • 98Z SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE (ELECTRONIC WARFARE) / SENIOR SERGEANT / CHIEF

PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS

  • 37F PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

CIVIL AFFAIRS (RC)

  • 38A CIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (RC)

CHEMICAL

  • 74D CHEMICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

ADJUTANT GENERAL

  • 42A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
  • 42B PERSONNEL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT OFFICER
  • 42F HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
  • 42L ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
  • 42R ARMY BANDPERSON
  • 42S SPECIAL BAND MEMBER

PARALEGAL (AG BRANCH)

  • 27D PARALEGAL SPECIALIST

RECRUITMENT/RE-ENLISTMENT (AG BRANCH)

  • 79R RECRUITER
  • 79S CAREER COUNSELOR
  • 79T RECRUITING AND RETENTION NCO (ARNG)

FINANCE

  • 44C FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN

PUBLIC AFFAIRS (AG BRANCH)

  • 46Q PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
  • 46R PUBLIC AFFAIRS BROADCAST SPECIALIST
  • 46Z CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO

RELIGIOUS SUPPORT (AG BRANCH)

  • 56M CHAPLAIN ASSISTANT

MAINTENANCE (OD BRANCH)

  • 44B METAL WORKER
  • 44E MACHINIST
  • 45B SMALL ARMS/ARTILLERY REPAIRER
  • 45G FIRE CONTROL REPAIRER
  • 45K ARMAMENT REPAIRER
  • 52C UTILITIES EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 52D POWER-GENERATION EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 52X SPECIAL PURPOSE EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 62B CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 63A M1 ABRAMS TANK SYSTEM MAINTAINER
  • 63B LIGHT-WHEEL VEHICLE MECHANIC
  • 63D ARTILLERY MECHANIC
  • 63H TRACK VEHICLE REPAIRER
  • 63J QUARTERMASTER AND CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 63M BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE SYSTEM MAINTAINER
  • 63X VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
  • 63Z MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

AMMUNITION (OD BRANCH)

  • 89B AMMUNITION SPECIALIST
  • 89D EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL SPECIALIST

ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE (OD BRANCH)

  • 27E LAND COMBAT ELECTRONIC MISSILE SYSTEM REPAIRER
  • 27G CHAPPARRAL AND REDEYE REPAIRER
  • 94A LAND COMBAT ELECTRONIC MISSILE SYSTEM REPAIRER
  • 94D AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 94E RADIO AND COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY (COMSEC) REPAIRER
  • 94F SPECIAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES REPAIRER
  • 94H TEST, MEASUREMENT, AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT (TMDE) MAINTENANCE SUPPORT SPECIALIST
  • 94K APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER SYSTEMS REPAIRER
  • 94L AVIONIC COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 94M RADAR REPAIRER
  • 94P MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM REPAIRER
  • 94R AVIONIC SYSTEM REPAIRER
  • 94S PATRIOT SYSTEM REPAIRER
  • 94T AVENGER SYSTEM REPAIRER
  • 94V ELECTRONIC AND MISSILE SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CHIEF
  • 94W ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE CHIEF
  • 94Y INTEGRATED FAMILY OF TEST EQUIPMENT (IFTE) OPERATOR AND MAINTAINER
  • 94Z SENIOR ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE CHIEF

MEDICAL

  • 68A MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
  • 68D OPERATING ROOM SPECIALIST
  • 68E DENTAL SPECIALIST
  • 68G PATIENT ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST
  • 68H OPTICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST
  • 68J MEDICAL LOGISTICS SPECIALIST
  • 68K MEDICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST
  • 68M HOSPITAL FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST
  • 68P RADIOLOGY SPECIALIST
  • 68Q PHARMACY SPECIALIST
  • 68R VETERINARY FOOD INSPECTION SPECIALIST
  • 68S PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SPECIALIST
  • 68T ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST
  • 68V RESPIRATORY SPECIALIST
  • 68W HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST
  • 68X MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
  • 68Z CHIEF MEDICAL NCO

TRANSPORTATION

  • 88H CARGO SPECIALIST
  • 88K WATERCRAFT OPERATOR
  • 88L WATERCRAFT ENGINEER
  • 88M MOTOR TRANSPORT OPERATOR
  • 88N TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
  • 88P RAILWAY EQUIPMENT REPAIRER (RC)
  • 88T RAILWAY SECTION REPAIRER (RC)
  • 88U RAILWAY OPERATIONS CREWMEMBER (RC)
  • 88X RAILWAY SENIOR SERGEANT (RC)
  • 88Z TRANSPORTATION SENIOR SERGEANT

QUARTERMASTER

  • 92A AUTOMATED LOGISTICAL SPECIALIST
  • 92F PETROLEUM SUPPLY SPECIALIST
  • 92G FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS
  • 92L PETROLEUM LABORATORY SPECIALIST
  • 92M MORTUARY AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
  • 92R PARACHUTE RIGGER
  • 92S SHOWER/LAUNDRY AND CLOTHING REPAIR SPECIALIST
  • 92W WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST
  • 92Y UNIT SUPPLY SPECIALIST
  • 92Z SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED LOGISTICIAN
Revised: 8/11/2015 8:48