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Usually working in an office setting with both military and civilian personnel, admin specialists are professional Soldiers. Ensuring the proper handling of personnel matters for Soldiers throughout the entire Vermont Army National Guard, administration specialists make sure Soldiers are taken care, assisting with everything from pay to legal issues to processing personal data.

Public Affairs Specialist work to get the Vermont National Guards story out to the public and it's members. Through interviews, research, press release, website articles, and production videos you will share the work of the men and women of the Vermont Army National Guard. Soldiers who take on this role will hold a special role in impacting the publics perception of who we are within the community.


Job training for Soldiers in the Administrative Field consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT) plus 7-12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) depending on your specialty. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Depending on your job specialty there will be a mixture of classroom and field training.

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Human Resources (HR) Specialists help Soldiers develop their Guard careers, and provide personnel support to all Guard divisions. HR Specialists’ duties include maintaining personnel records, coordinating evaluations and promotions, and processing recommendations for awards and decorations. They also oversee Soldier requests for ID cards and tags, leaves of absence and passes.

Location in Vermont Army National Guard:

There are many locations throughout the state of Vermont with positions available to 42A. With human Resource Specialist needed with almost all units.


Music plays an important role in the Army. Members of Army Bands are involved in the vibrant tradition of performing at Army ceremonies, parades, concerts, festivals, dances and many other events. Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. Within the Vermont Army National Guard the Band also plays an important role within the first 48 hours of a natural disaster.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

40th Army Band - Colchester

Public Affairs Specialists help create and disseminate the Guard’s stories in print form, primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, Web-based material and photographs. By researching, interviewing sources, and writing news releases and feature articles, Public Affairs Specialists present the Guard to military and civilian news media.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

172nd Public Affairs Detachment - Colchester

Public Affairs Broadcast Specialists are involved in creating, filming, reporting, hosting and editing news and entertainment radio and television programs. Working with Guard units or Armed Forces Radio Television Service (AFRTS), Public Affairs Broadcast Specialists are primarily responsible for distributing Guard-related news, information and events to military and civilian outlets.

Locations in the Vermont Army National Guard

172nd Public Affairs Detachment - Colchester


Chaplain Assistants are members of the Chaplain Corps. While National Guard Chaplains provide for the spiritual needs of Soldiers, Chaplain Assistants provide much-needed support to the Chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Chaplain Assistant primarily provides support for the Unit Ministry Team worship services, and may also coordinate programs and ministry activities, maintain physical security of Chaplains and ministry facilities and vestments, and train Soldiers about different religions, cultures and customs.

Locations in the Vermont Army National Guard

86th IBCT (MTN) - Jericho

HHT 1/172nd Cavalry - St Albans

HHC 1/173rd Infantry - Jericho

HHC 552 Engineer - Rutland