The G.I. Bill: Not Just for College
Other options include advanced training or schooling received through vocational and trade schools.
Whether your passion is IT, engineering, business, health care, or the skilled trades, the Army National Guard’s G.I. Bill and G.I. Bill Kicker can help you get the training you need to contribute to, and thrive in, today’s complex society.
And if you think you’d like to be a public school teacher, the Troops to Teachers Program provides stipends, bonus incentives, and alternative credentialing opportunities.
Didn't Receive a Diploma? Get your GED!
Bill Cosby, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, and Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner, all earned a GED rather than a traditional high school diploma.
There are a lot of reasons why someone might not finish high school, but there is no reason not to get a GED. The GED – or General Educational Development – test measures your knowledge of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Successfully completing the test proves to future employers and admissions counselors that you know what it takes to complete a formal high school education.
The Army National Guard can help prepare you for the test. Check out the GED Plus Program.
Keep Your Options Open
By now, the message should be clear. A high school diploma or GED is the key to the rest of your life. With them, your options remain open. Without them? Not so much.
If you do not have a GED or a high school diploma, the Guard can help. The GED Plus Program provides free support, training, and testing services that will enable you to get your GED. So, before you even ship out to Initial Entry Training, you’ll have your GED and your options will remain open.