In today’s post, I want to educate you about the Active Guard Reserve Vacancies. Whether you are currently serving in the AGR Program or are looking to join the AGR Program, you’re probably looking for a unit vacancy so you can get promoted and advance your career. If that’s the case, here’s what I recommend you do.
# 1 Talk with Your S1
The first thing you can do to find AGR Vacancies is to sit down with your S1 NCO or Officer. Have them print off a list of openings in your state. You can also ask them if there are (or will be) any AGR openings in the Battalion or Brigade. This is probably a great place for you to get started since most people in the chain of command already know who you are. Make sure you follow up with them at least once a month to see if there are any new openings.
Your next place to look for AGR Vacancies is on the GKO or State S1 Website. By law, the states are required to post each job for a specific amount of time. So make sure you visit these websites at least once a week to see if any new jobs have been posted. This will give you “state wide” visibility, in addition to your own unit.
# 3 Network with Other AGR Officers and NCOs
Another great thing to do is to network with other AGR Officers and NCOs. Many of these folks might know about jobs that will open up in the immediate future but aren’t posted yet. Let them know you are interested in an AGR Job and ask them if they will keep an eye out for job openings for you. This is one of the best things you can do to get an AGR Job.
If you are looking for an AGR Job outside of your current state, you might want to check the NGB website. This is a great place to find jobs at the National Guard Bureau and in other states.
These are four simple ways to find more Active Guard Reserve Vacancies in your state. Your key to success is to be persistent and consistent. Sometimes new job openings happen quickly and other times they are much slower. So make sure you keep looking every week and follow the advice mentioned above.
Do you have any other ideas for finding AGR jobs? Do you have any questions? Please post any, and all below. Thank you.