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The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year.

Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life.

The Wisconsin Army National Guard is made up of over 7,000 Soldiers who live, work, and go to college right here in Wisconsin.

WI ARNG Recruiting & Retention

We Live Here, We Work Here and That’s why we Serve Here

Minuteman Scholarship


  • Covers full tuition and fees OR room and board ($10,000 per year) at the participating university of attendance
  • Cadet stipend monthly ($420 freshman-senior)
  • Book stipend annually ($600 per semester)
  • Guaranteed commission in the Army National Guard with an eight-year service obligation


  • Minimum high school GPA: 2.5, Minimum test scores: SAT=850 or ACT=19 or 110 GT from ASVAB
  • Enlisted or eligible to enlist
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Eligible to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
  • Meet physical fitness requirements
  • Official College/University acceptance letter to valid ROTC campus

To apply or learn more information about the Minuteman Scholarship, contact:

CPT Colin Kenny , O: 608-242-3171, C: 608-406-9477

Already serving in the WIARNG and looking for something new?

Current Reclass Opportunities


As an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator, you’ll be an intelligence specialist, integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas. You’ll train and utilize specialized skills to conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting missions, and analyze aerial photographs.

25N – Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer

As a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer, you’ll be part of the telecommunications team. You’ll have the responsibility to supervise, install, operate, and perform field-level maintenance on electronic communications equipment to make sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. You’ll work on internet protocol bases, high-speed electronic communications systems, and network communication systems.


As a Signal Support Systems Specialist, you’ll maintain vital signal support systems and terminal devices; the equipment that needs to consistently work in order for commanders to stay informed, track, and direct the movement of their troops. You’ll perform signal support and technical assistance for computer systems, local area networks, and you’ll perform maintenance on equipment, terminal devices, power generators, and vehicles. You’ll also detect enemy signals and jam enemy radio transmissions.

35 Series – Military Intelligence

Intelligence Soldiers provide the Guard with the information it needs to act. Human intelligence collectors talk to sources in foreign languages and conduct interrogations. Signal analysts and cryptologic linguists use advanced surveillance techniques to spy on enemy communications. Analysts then deliver this critical information to commanders, enabling Guard Soldiers fight with deadly precision.

46 Series – Public Affairs

As an Army Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist, you’ll supervise and assist administration of Army public affairs programs by researching, preparing, and distributing news releases, articles, web-based material, and photographs on Army personnel and activities. You’ll gather information within your unit and around the Army, you’ll develop ideas for news articles, arrange and conduct interviews, write news releases, feature articles and editorials, and conduct media training.


As a Culinary Specialist, you’ll cook meals and work alongside chefs to prepare meals comparable to any major restaurant, so that Soldiers can sit down and enjoy a hot meal in between training or mission deployments. You’ll be responsible for preparing and servicing meals both in the field and at home stations, as well as ordering, inspecting food supplies, and keeping the kitchen safe and sanitary

If you are interested in reclassification of your MOS, contact your readiness NCO or Battalion career counselor.

Current Reenlistment Bonuses

$20,000 for six years

$12,000 for four years

$5,000 for 2 years


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