I heard that mostly active army gets the main jobs and national guard is kind of in the background when deployed. Is this true or does the army national guard do just as much or the same job as active when deployed? Netherwards if I'm in the national guard and get deployed will they let active do more of the outside the wire or more of the main jobs and just have me in the background or will I get to the same jobs as active. If deployed I really want to be making a difference and going on convoys or fixing trucks or whatever. I really don't want to be in the background.
Posted >1 y ago
My experience with Reserve and National Guard units outside of Combat Arms is that many run circles around their active component counterparts. To use my old Engineer unit as an example, my maintenance people, drivers and equipment operators generally did the same thing in the civilian world and had four or five time the experience of some E4 out of AIT for a year. The Combat Arms guys just don't get the trigger time of most of their active brothers, which especially shows at levels above the Company, but generally have recently been integrated into Operations quite effectively.
I just returned home from Kuwait. I am in the national guard as a 91B. We maintained our equipment just like the active duty units that were stationed in Kuwait with us. As far as outside the wire missions we didn’t have any come up as it wasn’t a combat deployment, but from what my NCOs said when they were in Iraq they went outside the wire on missions all the time. Hope this helps
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