Full-timers, AGR, FTUS…they have many names but if you are in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves, you definitely aware of the Active Guard and Reserve Soldiers that serve full-time in support of the National Guard or Army Reserves. Such roles typical provide administrative, organizational, recruiting, instruction, logistics or training support and keep the National Guard rolling along smoothly. However, what many do not understand is the difference between Title 10 and Title 32 positions as an AGR Soldier. Here is a quick synopsis to provide a Title 10 AGR Program Overview.
Very basically speaking, Title 10 Orders in the AGR program are Federal level orders . Title 10 Orders are essentially the same as serving under Active Duty but maintaining your position within the Army National Guard or Army Reserves. Title 10 AGR Soldiers serve full-time and get to enjoy the same benefits and perks that the Active Duty component receives such as leave, educational benefits, medical among others. Additionally, Title 10 Soldiers are also able to be stationed anywhere within the United States.
While most AGR positions you will encounter are Title 32 (which we will cover in another post) there are plenty of Title 10 orders out there. Soldiers can volunteer (or be “volun-told” and Activated) for Title 10 Orders. For example, you may be required to be partially mobilized during a national emergency declared by the President. This typically does not last any longer than 24 months. In rare cases, the use of militia and armed forces to enforce federal authority may be exercised and the National Guard is called up in support.
Other positions typically lie within the NGB, or National Guard Bureau which has a full-time role in providing staff and operational functions of the National Guard at the Federal level. Most of the work done within the NGB is to develop and coordinate programs that support the National Guard and can be found in every state where National Guard units exist. Obtaining these positions can be a bit complicated but follow the typical procedure for most things in the Army; 1) finding a vacancy; 2) putting together a packet; 3) applying for the positions and 4) interviewing for the job.
Any Soldiers who are interested in AGR positions should visit the GKO (Guard Knowledge Online) for information about who to contact and how to apply!