Army Medical Department (AMEDD)
Welcome to the New Jersey Army National Guard Army Medical Department webpage. If you are looking for an exciting part-time career that’s different from your usual day-to-day career, then the Army National Guard might be a great fit for you. The New Jersey Army National Guard offers direct commissions in Army Medical Department (AMEDD) specialties to qualified medical and dental professionals who possess special skills through education and employment experience. Opportunities may be available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, and those who are seeking a career in medical administration, logistics, and operations.
National Guard members generally meet at their unit one weekend per month and for two-weeks once per year to conduct training and gain experience with military medicine. For its healthcare team, the National Guard maintains a Flexible Training Policy that strives to accommodate your civilian clinical schedule by providing reduced training obligations and alternative training venues (e.g., attending continuing education courses and seminars).
As the National Guard is unique in that it has both state and federal missions, service as an officer in the National Guard allows you to both help your local community and state during natural disasters and civil emergencies while also serving your country in time of national need. Volunteer opportunities also often arise to utilize your skills on international humanitarian operations.