Can someone be An Officer in the National Guard without a College Degree?

Army and Air National Guard. Can you be an Officer without receiving a college degree??

Update:

Only Commissioned Officers (O-1) 2nd LT

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, there are cases where a commissioned officer could have as few as 60 credit hours (if they were commissioned through a military junior college ROTC program), or as few as 90 if they went through OCS.

    A bachelor's degree is required for promotion to Captain (O-3)

    Source(s): I'm a lieutenant in the Guard
  • djack
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I was just checking into this recently. You can start Officer Candidate School (which is 14months - 1wknd a month, 2 weeks a year) with 60 hours credit, and must have 90 hours credit at the time you finish (commission), & complete a degree within two years of that date (minus any time you are called to active duty).

    There are two versions of the above OCS contract. An enlistment first option in which you enlist for four years, go to basic training, AIT (specialty school), and then come back to OCS. If you fail out of this program then you'll stay on as enlisted for the remainder of your contract. The second option is to go directly into OCS, but this requires a 10 year service committment, and if you fail you will be out of the guard & may or may not be able to reenlist.

    You can also go to a full-time version that's about four months long, but this requires a completed degree. Thre's also options thru ROTC.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think you have to have a college degree or some thing eqivelent. you also could go through the ROTC they are at colleges they train you and you become an officer upon graduation.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you discover that a degree is necessary, wait and be patient, because the way recruitment is going in the military these days, prerequisites and qualifications are being lowered all the time in order to keep the volunteers coming.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. But with 75% of a bacholars degree.

    Source(s): The guard guys from work.
  • 1 decade ago

    No. You have to have credentials. Of course, I am not entirely sure of this. You may not need a degree per se, but you'll have to have an academic resume to some extent. Otherwise it may be off to boot camp...

  • 1 decade ago

    U at least need to be an under-graduate. But, of course, people can get through by bribing.

  • 1 decade ago

    No you have to a Degree

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can be commisioned / become a warrant officer

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