Join the Indiana Army National Guard

The Army National Guard offers the most stable economic ladder in our nation today. When you join the Guard, you’re not just earning a paycheck—you’re accessing educational and professional development opportunities that are unmatched in the private sector. You too can proudly wear the uniform and be part of a fighting force that values and rewards your service to our nation and to our state with sign-on bonuses, tuition assistance, low-cost healthcare, life insurance, fitness programs, and the opportunity to serve close to home. Whether we’re preserving peace, order and public safety following a natural disaster in our communities, or defending the United States against global threats, the Army National Guard stands ready to serve.


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Regional Contacts


North Region
Commander - 317-452-5848
Sergeant Major/Senior Enlisted Advisor- 317-412-6875

Includes the counties of: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Hamilton, Hendricks, Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Johnson, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Parke, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Shelby, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Wells, White and Whitley.

South Region
Commander - 317-525-1144
Sergeant Major/Senior Enlisted Advisor - 812-459-5997

Includes the counties of: Blackford, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Delaware, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Perry, Pike, Posey, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Spencer, Switzerland, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.

Officer Strength Manager

Specialty Branch Officer Strength Manager

Warrant Officer Strength Manager

IST/ISR Coordinator
317-247-3300, Ext. 77046

State Retention NCOIC


The Indiana National Guard offers the most stable economic ladder in our nation today. Proudly wear the uniform and be part of a fighting force that values and rewards your service to our nation and to our state with sign-on bonuses, tuition assistance, low-cost healthcare, life insurance, fitness programs, and the opportunity to serve close to home.

Much more…

Requirements to Join

To join the National Guard without prior service, you must meet these mandatory requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • Achieve a minimum score on the ASVAB test
  • Meet medical, physical and moral requirements

For full requirements, apply now and speak to a National Guard recruiter.

Have you previously served in the military? See prior service requirements here.

Interested in joining?

The National Guard dates back to the militias of early colonial America, where everyday citizens would pick up their weapons to defend their communities and country. Today, the National Guard is still made up of these citizen soldiers who work, go to school, lead everyday lives, and are prepared to respond when their nation calls on them.

The National Guard serves both the state and federal governments. They are called upon to aid in times of natural disaster, and they are also called upon to defend their communities and country alongside U.S. combat forces around the world.

Serving part-time in the Army National Guard lets you live the life you want while enjoying the benefits and satisfaction of serving your nation and community. With more than 150 different career paths to choose from, the National Guard offers health, fitness and other benefits that improve the lives of soldiers and contribute to total force readiness.

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Becoming an enlisted soldier

Upon enlisting in the National Guard, you'll attend basic training where you will learn to be a soldier. You will be tested physically and mentally, learn to work as a team, and learn basic soldiering skills. From there you'll attend advanced individualized training (AIT) where you will train and learn the skills relating to your military occupational specialty (MOS). From that point on, you will continue to drill and train with your unit, working to hone and perfect your skills until you are called upon to use them.

Becoming an officer

Commissioned Officers – Commissioned officers are responsible for the morale, welfare and professional development of their soldiers. They are the decision makers within the National Guard, holding tremendous authority and responsibility for their troops, their country and themselves.

Basic Branch Officers – Basic branch officers include combat service support branches as well as combat arms branches. These include infantry, artillery, aviation, military intelligence, finance, transportation, quartermaster and more.

Specialty Branch Officers – Specialty branch officers include medical professionals, chaplains, judge advocate general (JAG officer) and other officers with specialized professional skills.

Warrant Officers - Warrant officers are commissioned officers who lead as experts in their area of specialty. They are highly skilled technical advisers in one of more than 40 specialties.

If you are interested in joining the Indiana National Guard as a commissioned officer, contact the officer strength manager at 317-331-3974

Specialty Branches