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
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
This is a monthly report of pay for
military duty and vacation time.
MOS (Military occupational specialty)
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
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.