The National guard recently created a new online game called My Life. The idea is to show how our decisions now can have a huge impact in our employment and financial opportunities – and it all starts when we are young. For example, this game starts with the assumption that you are a recent high school graduate and you are facing important life decisions such as going to school, getting a job, or, you guessed it – considering joining the National Guard.
National Guard My Life Review
This game is free and easy to play. Just visit the website and start playing. You can connect manually or via FaceBook. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to connect via FaceBook – I tried using 3 different browsers and both my MacBook and my laptop running Windows 7. That said, it’s actually easier to sign up manually. All you need to do is add a name and upload a photo. The system doesn’t request your e-mail or any identifying information, so you can learn more about the National Guard in total anonymity and without worrying about any recruiters or anyone else contacting you. (I did as much research as I could on my own before I joined the Air Force; I didn’t want too many outside opinions influencing my decision).
Starting the game. You’ve graduated high school – now what? We’re all faced with similar choices – go to school, or get a job. Of course, an alternative option in this game is to join the National Guard. The idea is to see how each of these choices will affect your future employment opportunities and finances.
Choose school. For example, if you choose to go to school, you must select an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree, then select your degree plan. After you choose your degree plan, you can select career opportunities which require that degree plan. Your employment options in the game are reflected by the degree you choose. There are obviously some higher paying college degrees compared to others.
Join the workforce. If you choose to work after graduation you are offered a few job choices which are commonly available to those without a degree. Some examples include Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), construction worker, food services, retail, and landscaping. You don’t need a degree to become wealthy, but it can give you more employment options in the long run.
Join the National Guard. Choosing to go to school or choosing to join the National Guard can open more career options to you. Just as in real life, your degree can make you eligible for jobs that are available to those without a degree. The same thing goes for having the experience or certifications you can earn while serving in the National Guard or other military service. The difference is that National Guard service can give you the education and training you need for a career for free, while also earning a paycheck and other benefits, including tuition benefits such as the GI Bill, and more.
Put it all together. The idea of the game is to show you how joining the National Guard can give you real life experience to enhance your employment opportunities, give you money for college, and also be a part time job which can put more money in your pocket each month.
If you are interested in learning more about the National Guard, then give this game a spin. At worst you’ll spend 15 minutes learning about your options, and at best you’ll embark on the adventure of your life.
For more information about opportunities with the National Guard, check out our review of the online promotion the National Guard ran last year, The National Guard Experience. This shows some of the jobs and experiences which can be had in the National Guard – it’s a fun and cool way to learn more about National Guard opportunities.
You can also visit the National Guard website for a full list of jobs, benefits, and other opportunities.