Getting a Commission

While serving as an enlisted person, you may be eligible to apply for an officer position. You must be a college graduate and pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) and a physical exam. You may also be required to attend a technical training school.

Prior Service

There are plenty of great jobs for experienced military personnel. If you had an honorable discharge, you may be eligible to join the Ohio Air National Guard.

  • Prior service in any branch is accepted.
  • Part-time job which requires attendance at Guard drills one weekend per month and 15 days of annual training each year.
  • Must be able to complete 20 years of combined service time by age 60.
  • Rank is determined by grade held, prior branch of service and current unit vacancies.
  • Do not need to attend basic military training again, but may have to attend an Air Force technical school if not qualified in a convertible skill. Cross-training is an option, dependent on current unit vacancies.
  • Enlistment term options are one (1) year (if never been a member of the Air National Guard and qualified in Air Force Specialty Code), three (3) years or six (6) years.

Careers with the Ohio Air National Guard

Excel to greater heights and protect America's skies in the Ohio Air National Guard! Whether you enter a full-time military position as an Air National Guard member or serve your country while working part-time in your hometown, make your future happen and apply today!

Are you thinking of joining the Air National Guard?

FIRST STEPS

1. Take a look at the Air National Guard website to get a feel for the Air National Guard and job descriptions of different career fields.

2. Call our recruiting office at (614) 492-3790 to setup an appointment.

3. If you haven't already taken the ASVAB test (or AFOQT for officer candidates), you will schedule it with the recruiter.

4. You will also be setup with a full physical at the MEPS station.

5. With the results of these tests, your recruiter will then be able to identify what positions you are qualified for and what qualifying positions we have open in the unit at that time.

Qualifications

You must meet certain enlistment criteria to qualify for membership in the Air National Guard. These criteria ensure that those who join have the right mental, physical and moral aptitudes to perform the tasks required for military service. General requirements include:

AGE:
Must be between the age of 17 and 39 (must swear in prior to 40th birthday). Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required if 17.

CITIZENSHIP: Must be a United States citizen or naturalize citizen.

EDUCATION: High school seniors or those with a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED) are eligible.

MENTAL APTITUDE: Must achieve a minimum score of 31 on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test for general entry. Must also receive minimum scores in certain areas of the ASVAB depending on occupational choice. Your recruiter can tell you what your score qualifies you for.

PHYSICAL CONDITION:
Must be able to pass an initial military entrance physical exam, be in good health and meet minimum height and weight standards. Certain illnesses, past injuries or diseases may disqualify an individual for enlistment, or disqualify for certain positions.

MORAL CHARACTER: Must meet standards which cover arrests, convictions and drug usage.

TERM OF ENLISTMENT:
An enlistment contract is for a total of eight (8) years, with six (6) years served in a drill status and the remaining two (2) years served in the inactive ready reserve.