There are several ways to join the Colorado National Guard and serve your community, state and nation at the same time. To become a member of our CONG team, there are several opportunities and approaches:
Federal Full-time Positions
AGR - Active Guard & Reserves: Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serve full-time in Title 32 status and enjoy the same benefits as Active Duty Soldiers. With an Active Guard Reserve job, you receive full pay, medical care for you and your family, and the opportunity for retirement after 20 years of active service.
Technician - National Guard dual-status (must be a member of the CONG) and Title 5 technicians are a unique type of federal employee. They are civilians who work for the National Guard. Their jobs range from helicopter, airplane, and tank mechanics to clerical and support workers, IT staff and HRO employees paid under the same GS/WG system as most government employees.
Traditional National Guard Positions
Army or Air Guard - Both the Army and the Air National Guard are made up of hundreds of Soldiers and Airmen who "drill" one weekend per month and two weeks per year (Annual Training).
These positions are in the individual units across the state (or on AF bases). See a recruiter for available slots.
Civilian Job Opportunities
The Colorado National Guard also relies on civilians for support. These positions do not require membership in the military and may fall under the State of Colorado (as a DMVA State Employee) or as a Title 5 Federal (GS/WG) Technician. There are also several employers that share open positions with the military since they are seeking to hire veterans and/or their spouses.