QHow often does the National Guard get deployed for active duty?
I'm curious , I have a friend who is enlisting in the National Guard , now I know a little about it , I know I will go to basic training , and that will be a priority two weeks a month or something those lines , but with how often are deployed for active duty ?
It really depends a little on your MOS (job) and also other things. The National Guard was called and is activated by the Governor of the state of the unit is in some states and do it more often than others, due to storms, earthquakes, fires, riots, and floods. California, Mississippi, Florida, for example, really have used in the past much. While this has not been implemented is a disorder sometimes their jobs and civilian schooling if they are college students. Along with that, then add in implementations that come from the federal level through the National Guard Bureau.
The latest survey and study I saw was in 2001 and half indicating Guard or Reserve is set to 126 days on average per year. Figure twenty-four of the joint training weekend each year and fifteen days is its annual tour amounting to thirty-nine. That means that many people are putting in the extra time that the total is much smaller than the number of 2001 study. So do not think you can see it from the point of view of deployments when considering this.
At this time a large number of units are on a schedule four year rotation type, but for high-demand jobs in the area of responsibility that is more like a rotation of two or three types. Add to this the fact that both the Guard and Reserve in 2006 adopted a policy of deploying not yet been deployed before implementing those who already have a second or third time this really complicates things even more, I think. At one point only Guard units deployed mostly hard, meant that the entire unit as a unit that is currently deployed near the case that it was before .
People who join the Guard and Reserve for work or education benefits and veteran consider this before making that decision to join. As things are winding down in Iraq and Afghanistan plussing something now has two Koreas taking seriously going at it with the sinking of the ship. National Guard or Reserves is not the place to be if a person is not willing to put things like education, civil work, or life on temporary hold and display these days.
Here is a couple articles about dwell time and our goals. The short answer is we are striving for a National Guard Dwell time (time between deployments) of four years.
On the regular training side, he will do his initial active duty for training which is nine weeks of BCT and another period for his AIT. AIT varies in length by MOS. Then he will do one weekend a month and two weeks a year for training.