Sulphur Bluff High School junior Christopher Blake Hume recently enlisted with the Texas Army National Guard.
Hume, 17, plans on being a generator mechanic doing part-time service in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
“He will do basic training this summer and is due to receive a $20,000 bonus,” said SSG Cody J. Henry. “With the support of the National Guard’s education benefits, he will have two careers in the industry he wanted.”
His future plans are to go to a technical school of higher education for a mechanical degree.
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