AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
As overseers of electricity, Interior Electricians are valuable to the operations of the Army National Guard. They're the Soldiers who light the way for their crews by installing and repairing wire systems in offices, repair shops, airplane hangars, and other buildings.
As an Interior Electrician, you will install and wire electrical hardware like transformers, junction boxes, service panels, electrical boxes, switches, and circuit breakers. This requires the knowledge of trade tools and the ability to read blueprints and wiring plans. You will also ensure the safety of electrical work and systems using test meters.
• Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires, and faulty equipment
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Fundamentals of electricity
• Electrical circuit troubleshooting
• Safety procedures
• An interest in electricity, science, and math
• Ability to use hand tools
• Preference for doing physical work
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in commercial and residential contracting for public utility companies, commercial contractors, or as a self-employed contractor.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) where you'll learn what you need to get started as an Army National Guard Interior Electrician. As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Interior Electricians take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers, as well as coordinating, supervising, and planning of electrical layout.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.