On May 17, 1893 the troop joined the National Guard as “Cavalry Company A.” Under various designations, it has been an integral part of the New Jersey Army National Guard ever since.
Drilling members and IRR members of other reserve components are eligible to transfer to the Army National Guard provided they have a DD Form 368 (Request for Conditional Release) signed by the approving authority in their chain of command. The Conditional Release allows the service member to process for enlistment into the Army National Guard as a prior service applicant. The service member remains a member of their current unit until a DD Form 4 is signed enlisting the member into the Army National Guard. Once a DD Form 4 is executed the service member is discharged from their original component.
Basic Combat Training
If the service member never completed Army or Marine Corps basic training they will be required to attend Basic Combat Training. The only exception to this rule are service members who completed training for USAF or USN Special Operations or USAF Security Police.
Incentives received from the original reserve component may or may not be transferable to the Army National Guard.
For more details refer to DoDI 1205.05 or contact your local Army National Guard recruiter.