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Dynamic & growing guard

  1. 1. Dynamic and Our specialty branch recruiting team seeks experienced professionals in achieving the Secretary’s intent. The Georgia Guard, specifically, Growing Guard in the fields of law, medicine, and divinity, who commission has provided key support in the Global War on Terrorism and in respectively into the Judge Advocate homeland security. The men and With over 160 members, the General’s Corps, the Medical Corps, women of Georgia’s National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion or the Chaplain Corps. are providing valuable, unique skill (RRB) of the Georgia Army National The eclectic personnel of the sets and experiential knowledge that Guard engages in sourcing new Georgia National Guard have can only be provided by Citizen- talent throughout our State’s 159 optimally positioned the organization Soldiers and -Airmen who have counties. The RRB, in conjunction for success – to continue on as a developed a different set of skills and with the G1, is the primary driver strong and growing organization of abilities other than Soldiering. Not by which the GAARNG achieves excellence, recognized as a leader in only is the Guard much less expensive its end-strength mission, currently strength, readiness and innovation, than the Active Component, but the designated as 11,100. And the RRB postured for effective response, and government gets “two for the price has been quite successful in this chosen for new missions and force of one” because of the Guard’s dual mission, growing the GARNG 40% structure. state and federal missions. since 2005, when its force strength The many perspectives of our It is important to acknowledge the was just around 8,000. Soldiers and Airmen offer a variety extraordinary efforts of employers As we look to the future, our of solutions to today’s problems. around the state to support their enlisted recruiting mission for FY12 We know that diversity is not just National Guard employees. Too is to secure 1,400 more of the best a matter of ethnographic diversity, often, when talking about state and and brightest to be in your Georgia but of socioeconomic, demographic, federal missions, people forget that National Guard. experiential, informational, cultural Guardsmen are Citizen-Soldiers. Relationship-building within our and fundamental diversity as well. Meaning, they’re citizens first, with defense communities around the There is a direct correlation between civilian jobs. So, when Guardsmen state of Georgia is entrusted to three diversity of thought within a group and Airmen need to depart for a enlisted strength companies. These and its capacity for problem-solving. mission or training, it takes a toll on companies work with communities, The Ga. DoD implements the employers they leave behind. high schools, and post-secondary diversity as a priority on every It would be difficult to describe educational institutions in Georgia level of the organization so that the just how important the efforts of these to find new, qualified members for organization provides opportunities employers are, not just because they our enlisted ranks. for all members who live the Ga. maintain our Soldiers as employees, We seek out and even grow DoD values to realize their full but also because the professional future leaders in the Georgia Guard potential through service. skills and experiences they work to through our RRB’s officer strength We have units from the Army help these Guardsmen acquire make company by engaging in a variety of and Air Guard rotating in and out Guardsmen better at their military specialties aimed at attracting future of Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of role as well. These employers, too, leaders to the organization. Africa, and places around the world play a key role in our fight in the First, we recruit and train in support of our war efforts. Their War on Terrorism - by helping us to candidates who wish to earn a performance has been exemplary. diversify and educate the Soldiers commission as a second lieutenant As the Secretary of Defense and Airmen engaging that fight. or warrant officer appointment by pursues initiatives to reduce overhead Of course, this is a two-way completing an officer or warrant and increase efficiency within the street. In return our employers get officer candidate school program. DoD, many, including Georgia’s a drug-free, physically fit, leader Second, we work with senior Adjutant General, feel that the way as an employee in return. Truly, ROTC departments at Georgia’s ahead on such initiatives lies in the the Georgia Guard is a dynamic colleges and universities to attract National Guard – as the Guard’s and growing organization: one in young leaders for commissioning cost-efficiency relative to capability which the state of Georgia can take from within the state. perfectly aligns it to be a key pillar immense pride.43 | Georgia Department of Defense