Unlike other Armed Forces branches, the Texas Army National Guard serves a dual state and federal mission. Meaning, we answer to both the state of Texas and the federal government. Whether it's a domestic hurricane response within the communities; or, supporting active duty Army abroad, Texas Army National Guard Soldiers are always where we are needed most.
As a Guard Soldier, you can expect your primary area of operation to be your home state, following the leadership of your state adjutant general and governor.
To join the National Guard without any previous military service, you must be between the ages of 17 and 35 and meet strict guidelines. You can read all of the physical, educational and aptitude requirements below.