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Ground forces are warriors. They defend our country and way of life with cutting-edge weaponry and equipment. Infantrymen are trained to engage and destroy any threat, anywhere. Cavalry scouts report enemy movement to tank crews, who then maneuver their mighty Abrams tanks with devastating force.
From combat patrols to rescue efforts, these Soldiers are ready for any mission—including serving their states during natural disasters. Ground forces embody everything the Guard stands for and possess leadership skills that are dynamic in any workplace.
The Infantry is the backbone of the Army. These Soldiers fill the literal boots on the ground who are responsible for taking or holding ground during any combat operation. You’ll attack, repel, and capture enemy ground forces using advanced weapons and tactics.
As an Army National Guard Indirect Fire Infantryman, you'll be in charge of the Infantry’s most powerful weapon – the mortar. As part of a mortar squad, section, or platoon, you will perform challenging activities that may include parachuting from a troop transport airplane to access locations where you will construct mortars and camouflage their positions. You’ll also locate and neutralize enemy mines.
As a Cavalry Scout, you are the eyes and ears of the armored division. You move ahead of your division, provide reconnaissance, and report vital information back to your commanding officer. You’re providing critical on-site intelligence that enables the officer to make informed decisions.
Combat Engineers are essential to mission success by assisting their fellow Soldiers in tackling unpredictable environments. As a member of an Army National Guard Combat Engineer team, you'll design and build bridges, roadways, secure perimeters, and tactical firing systems, as well as detect and safely neutralize mines and other dangers to safeguard your team and repel the enemy.