Army National Guard Commitment
The Army National Guard is a reserve component of the United States Army. It is composed of citizen-soldiers who serve both their state and nation. The length of commitment for members of the Army National Guard varies depending on the type of service they are performing.
Active Duty Service
Members of the Army National Guard can be called to active duty for a variety of reasons, including national emergencies or to support overseas operations. When called to active duty, members typically serve for a period of 12 months. However, this period can be extended if necessary.
Drill Status Service
When not on active duty, members of the Army National Guard serve in a drill status. This means that they attend drills one weekend per month and two weeks per year. The length of commitment for drill status service is eight years, although this can be extended if necessary.