Transferring to North Dakota
If possible, prior to moving to North Dakota the following will be done:
• Notify your current Army National Guard unit that you're relocating to another state. The Soldier must write a letter through his/her current unit commander to the area he/she is requesting transfer.
• After approval from the unit commander, the unit will complete an Interstate Transfer (IST) worksheet on the Soldier and forward it through the losing state IST Manager. The Soldier must provide the unit with their new address or at least the area where the soldier will be moving to for the worksheet.
• The Soldier MUST clear supply before the gaining state can pick the Soldier up. See NGR 600-200 Section VII, paragraph 5-35 for restrictions and guide lines.
• The losing IST Manager will forward the worksheet to the NDNG IST Manager.
• The NDNG IST Manager will try and find a position compatible to grade and MOS for the soldier. If no position exists for the soldier, options for positions will be offered to the Soldier for them to select. Line scores must meet AR 611-21 in order to change MOS.
• The NDNG IST Manager will forward the completed worksheet to the losing IST Manager.
• The losing IST Manager will complete required paperwork and ensure the gaining IST Manager receives such required paperwork.
• A coordinated transfer between states can be accomplished prior to relocation, but if a Soldier moves prior to coordination through his current unit, they are to contact the NDARNG IST Manager to help get the process.
Prior Service Army Requirements
As a current Soldier, you’ve felt the pride that comes with being part of a uniquely American team.
You’ve enjoyed a sense of personal accomplishment and achieved high goals on behalf of your country.
Now you can continue to serve—and take your place with other Soldiers in your own community—when you re-enlist in the ND Army National Guard.
The ND Army National Guard makes it easy for U.S. Army personnel to enlist into Guard service:
• 180 days (six months) from date of separation from the Army, enlisted personnel can sign a contract with a Reserve Component Career Counselor (RCCC), located on most Army posts.
• Working with your RCCC will allow for a smooth transition, with no break in service.
• In the North Dakota Army National Guard, you qualify for two years
• of stabilization.
• North Dakota will retrain you in another MOS if you don’t hold one that we currently have.
• You may qualify for MSO reduction.
• 180 days (six months) from date of separation from the Army, you may talk to a Silver Siege Reserve Component officer recruiter (located on most Army posts).
• Working with a Silver Siege recruiter will allow for a smooth transition, with no break in service.
• You may qualify for up to two years of stabilization.
• You may qualify for MSO reduction.
• You must have no adverse actions against you (e.g., Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer).
So, what happens if a National Guard member moves to another state without prior coordination of a transfer?
Sometimes an Army National Guard member relocates quickly without the transfer process being completed.
In this case, you should request excused absence from training for 90 days in order to find a new Army National Guard unit and execute a transfer.
Your current unit should notify the Interstate Transfer (IST) Coordinator in your state of your new address and telephone number.
Remember that you are required to attend all scheduled training with your current unit unless properly excused. The IST Coordinator in your new state will assist with your reassignment once you have moved to your new location. One of states local National Guard recruiters may also assist you in locating a new unit.
During an uncoordinated transfer, you can contact the local ND Army National Guard recruiter to find open positions and assist with the transfer process.
In many cases, one can change to a different MOS/AFSC if there is a vacancy in the gaining unit and if you meet the prerequisites (color vision, test scores, security clearance, etc.) for that MOS/AFSC.
You can retain your current rank if you're E6 or below. E7's must be placed in a vacant E7 position. If you're currently contracted for (and eligible) for a bonus, then you should be able to retain that eligibility when you move to the new state, as long as you ensure the following:
• If your bonus contract is for a specific MOS/AFSC, then you must remain in that MOS/AFSC
• If your bonus contract is for specific type unit (bonus unit), then you must transfer to a bonus eligible unit within the new state
• Failure to remain in a bonus eligible MOS/AFSC or bonus unit can result in temporary suspension of payments or perhaps termination from the bonus program
Don't close your current bank account you've established for direct deposit. Wait until you've received at least one paycheck deposited into a new account before closing the old.
Instead of electing 90 days excused absence (without pay) during the relocation process, you may request to attend drills with an Army National Guard unit in your new state until a transfer is completed. It takes prior coordination between units, but it's not a difficult process. You'll be paid through your current unit, even though you're split-training with a unit in your new state. The Interstate Transfer (IST) Coordinator can be helpful in this process. Bring a copy of your Direct Deposit (Form 1199A) with you.
Job Openings in ND
ND Guard Job Openings http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/browse_by_state/North%20Dakota
ND Department of Commerce http://www.experience.nd.gov/members/employeralerts
ND OMB http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/announcements.asp
Job Service North Dakota – www.jobsnd.com
North Dakota State Government – www.nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Commerce – www.experience.nd.gov
North Dakota Industrial Commission – www.nd.gov/ndic
North Dakota Petroleum Council – www.ndoil.org
North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources – www.dmr.nd.gov
ND Geological Survey – www.dmr.nd.gov/ndgs
Oil and Gas Division – www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas
Hero to hired website - https://h2h.jobs
Oil Industry Information
The following sites contain information about various topics related to North Dakota’s oil industry and some may contain some job listings:
Community and Housing Information near the Oil fields
City of Dickinson – www.dickinsonnd.com
Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau – www.visitdickinson.com *
*Find weekly hotel and motel room availability on the Visitors home page.
Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce – www.dickinsonchamber.org
City of Minot – www.minotnd.org
Minot Area Chamber of Commerce – www.minotchamber.org
Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau – www.visitminot.org
City of Williston – www.cityofwilliston.com
Williston Area Chamber of Commerce – www.willistonchamber.net
Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau – www.visitwilliston.com
Williston Economic Development – www.willistondevelopment.com
Relocation Guide - www.willistonnd.com/relocation/RelocationGuide.pdf
Williston Life – www.willistonlife.com
Housing in Williston, Minot, and Dickinson, ND
Housing in Bismarck
www.bismarcktribune.com local daily paper with jobs and housing
www.merchantcircle.com local weekly paper with jobs and housing
Housing in Fargo ND
Housing in Grand Forks ND
NORTH DAKOTA COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY WEBSITES
• Turtle Mountain Community College — www.turtle-mountain.cc.nd.us
• Bismarck State College — www.bismarckstate.edu
• University of Mary — www.umary.edu
• Medcenter One College of Nursing — www.medcenterone.com/collegeofnursing
• Rasmussen College — www.rasmussen.edu
• United Tribes Technical College — www.uttc.edu
• Dakota College at Bottineau — www.dakotacollege.edu
• Dickinson State University — www.dickinsonstate.edu
• Lake Region State College — www.lrsc.edu
• Trinity Bible College — www.trinitybiblecollege.edu
FARGO / MOORHEAD
• North Dakota State University — www.ndsu.edu
• Rasmussen College — www.rasmussen.edu
• Minnesota State University - Moorhead — www.mnstate.edu
• Concordia College - Moorhead — www.cord.edu
• Minnesota State Community and Technical College — www.minnesota.edu
• Sitting Bull College — www.sittingbull.edu
• Cankdeska Cikana Community College — www.littlehoop.edu
• University of North Dakota — www.und.edu
• Jamestown College — www.jc.edu
• Mayville State University — www.mayvillestate.edu
• Minot State University — www.minotstateu.edu
• Fort Berthold Community College — www.fortbertholdcc.edu
• Valley City State University — www.vcsu.edu
• North Dakota State College of Science — www.ndscs.nodak.edu
• Williston State College — www.willistonstate.edu
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