Leaders Wanted.
Become an Officer Today.

Get ahead in your career by becoming an officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard.

  • Be rewarded with greater pay and leadership experience

  • Influence change by providing your Soldiers purpose, direction and motivation

  • Individuals that already have a baccalaureate degree will receive student loan repayment of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for part- time service

  • Stand out amongst your peers in the civilian job market

  • Pursue your master’s degree and receive 100% tuition exemption at any state funded college or university

  • Officers receive higher pay opportunities for weekend and summer training opportunities

Fill out this form and we’ll put you in touch with a recruiter who can answer questions and offer opportunities in the Louisiana Army National Guard.
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Pathways to Becoming an Officer

  • ROTC – no degree OR in progress; earn your degree; 2-4 years in ROTC; commission as 2LT
  • Officer Candidate School – bachelor’s degree or in progress; 2 months full-time or 13 months part-time; commission as 2LT
  • Direct Commission – advanced degree; requirements and timelines vary; commission as 2LT – Col *depends on individual situation

Louisiana Army National Guard Benefits

When you join the Louisiana Army National Guard, you’re joining a local team with purpose and setting yourself up for a successful future. You’ll gain job skills and leadership experience while getting a head start on your civilian career. Explore the many ways Guard service can accelerate your life.

Complete the form above to speak with a recruiter to see if you qualify for the benefits below.


Gain skills that will give you a competitive edge in the job market, while getting paid for your service.

  • Enlistment Bonus (varies)

  • You will be paid for every day you serve (including all training days)

  • Dependents (if applicable) may also qualify for an additional housing allowance

  • You will pay income tax only on your base pay—any upgrades or bonuses received while serving overseas are exempt, meaning this money all comes straight to you

  • You earn Active Duty pay any time you’re deployed (at home or overseas) for any reason


The Louisiana Army National Guard values higher education and offers many types of assistance to help you stay on track while you serve.

  • Step Tuition Exemption Program – In-state tuition at public colleges waived for Louisiana Army National Guardsmen and women. For more information go to Louisiana Revised Statute 29:36

  • Student Loan Repayment Program – Receive up to $50,000 in student loan repayment, if you qualify. The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is available to Soldiers and officer candidates (09S) who have one or more qualifying and disbursed Title IV federal loan(s)

  • Montgomery GI Bill – in addition to your tuition being covered, receive up to an additional $397.00 a month through the Montgomery GI Bill program, if qualified. The GI Bill Programs are statutory entitlements that are administered by the military services and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Soldiers may receive up to 36 months in any one DVA educational assistance program and a maximum of 48 months of combined benefits if eligible for two or more programs. For more information, go to Education Programs


  • Inexpensive healthcare through the TRICARE system, for as little as $50 for a single individual and $300 for a family (costs as of 1/1/24 and are subject to change – go to Health Care Costs Information for more information)

  • Low-cost life insurance that pays up to $500,000