Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
As a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will develop the skills you need for a rewarding civilian career while building and maintaining physical structures in the Army National Guard.
Through the use of your basic carpentry and masonry skills, your responsibilities will involve general heavy carpentry, structural steel, and masonry duties that include the fabrication, erection, maintenance, and repair of rigging devices, trusses, and other structural assemblies. You will assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, and roofing structures, as well as constructing concrete form work for slabs, walls, and columns.
Plus, you’ll be building a better future in the Army National Guard. The skills you learn as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist could help prepare you for a civilian career in commercial and residential construction. You’ll be able to consider a future as a mason, carpenter, cement mason, concrete finisher, drywall installer, or ceiling tile installer. If you achieve an advanced level, you could hold positions such as foreman, shift manager, field supervisor, or inspector.
Earn while you learn
Get paid to learn! Join the Guard and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend approximately seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which includes a combination of hands-on and classroom training.
As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Carpentry and Masonry Specialists take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Up to 100 percent Tuition Assistance for college or vocational training (up to $4,500 per fiscal year, 1 October – 30 September)
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Healthcare benefits available
- High School Diploma or GED (If you do not have a diploma or GED, you may still apply – ask a Recruiter about how the Army National Guard can help you earn your GED.)
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see for details)
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
With more than 370 years of service, the Army National Guard is the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In the Guard, you get the training, serve in your own community, and enhance your marketability for the higher paying jobs you are now seeking. We provide our members with college tuition assistance and offer attractive benefits on top of paid training in all of our career fields. The Army National Guard has career opportunities in over 120 job skills. Visit the Army National Guard Web site at .