Imagine being able to tell your next employer: In the Army National Guard, I protected lives and property by providing on-site intelligence to my commanding officer that consistently resulted in safe passage of armored columns through hostile zones.

Pretty impressive, no matter what career you're going after.

As a Cavalry Scout, you are the eyes and ears of the armored division. You move ahead of your armored division, provide reconnaissance, and report vital information back to your commanding officer. This enables the officer to make informed decisions. Duties may require you to secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles; operate individual and crew-served weapons; perform navigation during combat; serve as a member of observation and listening posts; gather and report information on terrain, weather, and enemy disposition and equipment; collect data to classify routes, tunnels, and bridges; employ principles of concealment and camouflage.

Through training and practice in this specialty, you will develop qualities that are in demand by today's employers; qualities such as leadership, discipline, courage, and the ability to stay cool under pressure. By joining the Army National Guard, you will be preparing yourself for a rewarding civilian career.

Earn while you learn

Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for Cavalry Scout requires Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, which is combined in 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training. The training will take place primarily in the field, with some classroom training. Cavalry Scout training never really stops, though. Whether taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice or war games, Cavalry Scouts are constantly working to keep their skills sharp and are in a constant state of readiness.

Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.

Benefits/Requirements Benefits

  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Healthcare Benefits AvailableRequirements
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
    • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
    • Must meet citizenship requirements (see for details)

      Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend.

      Programs and benefits are subject to change.

      This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.


Associated topics:
active sci clearance, classified, electronics intelligence, information intelligence, m1 abrams tank, polygraph, security, sensor, terrorism, ts clearance required


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