North Lamar High School senior Hayden Miller recently enlisted with the Texas Army National Guard.
“Hayden scored very well on the ASVAB and because of his talent in the mechanical trades, he was able to enlist in the Texas Army National Guard as a 15U which is a Helicopter Repairer,” said SSG Cody J. Henry.
Miller will attend basic training this summer and continue on to on-the-job training that will take approximately 30 weeks.
“Hayden had his choice of jobs with a bonus of $20,000 but decided on a job skill that he found interesting.”
Miller, 17, is a tuba player in the North Lamar Band and competes for the high school in shop classes. His future plans are to graduate high school and complete his initial training with the Texas Army National Guard.
Since his service is part-time, Miller plans to use his National Guard Education Funds to attend a technical college while serving in the Guard.
If you would like to know more about how you can attain on the job training and little to no out of pocket cost for college, contact SSG Cody Henry at 903-701-6180 located at Camp Maxey Training Center. With part-time service (about 39 days out of the year) and the support of the National Guard, you too can become more!
The Guard dates back to 1636 when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime, and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Texas Army National Guard.
THE GUARD CAN HELP SUPPORT YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION.
Serve in the National Guard while pursuing a college education. The Guard offers many assistance programs to help pay tuition costs and other educational expenses. Counseling programs for Guard members are available in every state to help soldiers prepare for College-Level Examinations, Standardized Tests, and other career-based testing programs. Talk to your recruiter or state Education Services Officer (ESO) about education opportunities available to you. For more information, click here