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There are many other paths you could pursue. Enlisting in the Army National Guard will open several doors if you’re working towards a vocational certificate or want to learn specialized skills for your career.

Believe it or not, you probably have the knowledge you need to pass some college courses! With the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), Army National Guard Soldiers have the option to earn credit for an entire college course by taking a 90-minute test.

And the best part, DANTES can reduce your overall tuition costs. Not only will you save time, stress, and labor commonly associated with a course, but it is also absolutely free to Guard Soldiers. That means every course you pass through DANTES is a course you don’t have to pay for in college.

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The G.I. Bill: Not Just for College

Whether your passion is IT, engineering, business, health care, or the skilled trades, the Army National Guard can help you get the training you need to contribute to, and thrive in, today’s complex society.

Interested in becoming a public school teacher? The Troops to Teachers Program provides stipends, bonus incentives, and alternative credentialing opportunities.

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Learn a specialty and become
a future leader.

The Army National Guard offers more than 150 jobs in a variety of enlisted career fields, you can learn skills that translate into civilian jobs and gain experience that can’t be taught in a classroom. Through our training, you’ll earn experience toward your journeyman status in many of the trades. Military training also develops leadership, management skills, and self-discipline—qualities employers seek in an employee.

Career field training through the National Guard includes:

Get a degree with money for school. Gain experience that translates to the civilian world. Make bonds that last a lifetime. Earn a full-time salary, not to mention skills for life.