As a Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic for the Army National Guard
you’ll ensure that anything that moves on wheels is ready to hit
the road. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for
supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on
wheeled vehicles in the field and in the shop.
Your duties will include inspecting, servicing, maintaining,
repairing, testing, adjusting, and replacing of systems and
components; performing recovery operations, and servicing
electrical systems; including wiring harness and charging
• Maintain wheeled vehicles associated trailers and material
handling equipment systems
• Service automotive electrical systems, including wiring
harness, and starting and charging systems
• Interest in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical
• Interest in automotive engines and how they work
Through your training, you will develop the skills and
experience to enjoy a civilian career with service stations, auto
dealers, farm equipment companies, and state highway agencies.
You’ll be able to pursue a career as a mechanic who works on
carburetors, transmissions, radiators, construction equipment, or
endless track vehicles.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In
the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills
while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition
Job training requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll
learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual
Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and
part in the field.