Arkansas National Guard Careers

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Eligibility Requirements
Are you interested in joining the Arkansas National Guard?
The first step is to make sure you meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

The National Guard has physical, academic, and legal qualifications. You must be in good health and have no major physical handicaps. The minimum age to join the National Guard is 17. Persons under age 18 must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian. You must be either currently in High School or have a High School Diploma or GED. You must also obtain a minimum qualifying score on the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery exam (ASVAB). Soon after you contact a recruiter, they will take you to where this test is administered to see if you are qualified. Your ASVAB score will also determine which MOS's you are qualified for. Finally, you must have no major criminal convictions. This information is only a basic outline of the qualifications. Before enlisting you will be receive a detailed medical examination and background check. Your recruiter will provide you with more exact information and make recommendations regarding your qualification status.






  Arkansas National Guard Recruiting and Retention

To get the most up to date information regarding what jobs are available and what incentives and bonuses we are currently offering please contact your local recruiter.

To join the Arkansas Army National Guard: 
Please contact your local recruiter. If you do not know who your local recruiter is please call 1-800-482-9296.

To join the Arkansas Air National Guard: 
Please visit or call 1-800-864-6264 


Every recruit must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). This standardized test measures your aptitude in eight different areas. The results help to determine your strengths and to place you in an MOS that optimizes your ability to succeed.

There is more than one way to enlist in the National Guard. Whether you are still in high school, already in college or planning to earn your diploma, service in the National Guard can help you get ahead and achieve your goals.

As a Soldier in the National Guard, you have the opportunity to take advantage of valuable educational benefits for you and your family. The longer you serve, the better these benefits become.