Recruiting & Retention


AIT (Advanced Individual Training)

AIT is where you will learn the specific skills to perform your National Guard job. The training is no different than taking a college or junior college course. You will spend time in the classroom where you will study and learn what it takes to do your job. You will also spend time in the field gaining valuable hands-on experience.

BT (Basic Training)

Basic Training is where you get your first experience of Soldier training. It’s more than just push-ups and mess halls; it’s nine weeks of discovering your inner strengths and learning valuable skills to help you succeed as a Soldier in the National Guard and in life.

LES (Leave and earnings statement)

This is a monthly report of pay for military duty and vacation time.

MOS (Military occupational specialty)

A combination of numbers and letters. For example, the 11 series indicates infantry-type jobs. The 18 series is Special Forces; a Special Forces medical sergeant is an 18D (or 18 Delta).

NGB (National Guard Bureau): Washington, DC, USA

The National Guard Bureau is the federal instrument responsible for the administration of the National Guard. Established by Congress as a Joint Bureau, of the Departments of the Army and the Air Force. It holds a unique status as both a staff and operation agency. Throughout its more than 80-year history, the National Guard Bureau has repeatedly proven that the National Guard can effectively perform its duties, with its own personnel, at a high level of professionalism.

POV (Privately owned vehicle)

This means your personal car as opposed to a government vehicle. (Signs on the Fort Bragg training ranges often say: No POVs beyond this point.)


Expiration of term of service.


Permanent change of station. Reassignment of military personnel from one place to another.


Some things are disqualifying, however we can ask for and usually get permission to enlist a prospective applicant with certain disqualifications. Your Recruiter can explain the process in detail.
Revised: 8/11/2015 8:57