AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
The Army National Guard uses a wide range of systems that help protect and serve the force, and as a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer, you'll be in charge of making sure those systems keep running at peak performance.
As a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer, you will support the maintenance of chemical decontamination equipment and quartermaster machinery. In order to perform these functions, you will train to maintain laundry and bath equipment, pumps, engines, burners, filter units, and water purification units. Your skills will contribute to maintaining special purpose equipment, decontamination and protective filter systems, smoke generator systems, and chemical electrical systems.
• Service internal combustion engine ignition/fuel/cooling/electrical systems
• Perform damage assessment and repair
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Internal combustion engine theory
• Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines, and machinery
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with the marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration, or oil drilling industries. You'll be able to consider a future as a marine engine mechanic.
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 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which will include a combination of hands-on and classroom training where you will learn marine engine maintenance and repair, as well as internal combustion engine theory, and the use and care of hand and power tools.
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.