Becoming a Recruiting and Retention NCO (79T)

Army National Guard Job Descriptions

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Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officer (NCOs) recruit and retain qualified soldiers for entry into the Army National Guard in accordance with applicable regulations. This is not an entry-level job, and is available to NCOs in the Army National Guard, only.

Army National Guard (ARNG)

The ARNG and the Air National Guard form a militia and military federal reserve force. The Army National Guard is divided into subordinate units with reservists stationed in each of the 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.

They each operate under their respective governors.

Job Duties of Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention NCOs

Duties performed by Soldiers in this Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) include:

  • Prospects for leads.
  • Prepares a prospect card.
  • Refines leads.
  • Conducts a school program.
  • Determines basic enlist ment eligibility.
  • Pre-qualifies an individual for enlistment.
  • Determines eligibility for extension or immediate reenlistment.
  • Conducts enlistment, attrition management and retention interviews.
  • Explains the selected reserve incentive program and the Montgomery GI Bill, initial entry training (lET) requirements, test results, enlistment op tions/programs/obligations, non-regular service retirement, employer support and reemployment tights.
  • Evaluates unit sponsorship pro gram. Briefs applicant on MEPS processing.
  • Prepares and completes an enlistment packet. Counsels an applicant.
  • Operates Guard Accession Information Network System.
  • Establishes media contacts. Con ducts direct mail campaigns.
  • Evaluates the unit's retention environment.
  • Explains strength maintenance recognition programs.
  • Conduct a strength maintenance interview and briefing.
  • Develops a time management work plan.
  • Trains unit first line leaders on career planning.
  • Reviews request for separation/transfer/discharge.
  • Reviews extension/immediate reenlistment procedures.
  • Identifies alternatives to separation/transfer/discharge.
  • Evaluates retention data, forms and files.
  • Analyzes unit pay and performance data. Initiates security for family assistance operations.
  • Explains the National Guard Family Program.
  • Identifies resources for family assistance.
  • Provides referral services for family members. Prepares DD Form 1172 (Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card--DEERS) for DEERS enrollment, issues ID cards for family members during mobilization.
  • Develops a state marketing plan. Prepares and advertising budget.
  • Determines regulatory requirements for advertising.
  • Writes recruiting and retention advertising copy and script.

Training Information

Army Aptitude Test Qualifications and Standards (ASVAB) Score

Required: 110 in aptitude area GT waivable to 100 with a score of 100 in aptitude ST

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: None Established

Physical Profile Requirement: 132221

Other Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with diploma, or have one year college with a high school GED.
  • No record of conviction by special or general courts-martial or civilian courts of offenses listed in AR 27-10 (Military Justice), chapter 24 or otherwise required to register as a sexual offender under AR 27-10, chapter 24.

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