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State Active Duty (JTF-ES) Temporary Duty
25 Sep 14 11:15

Joint Task Force Empire Shield’s primary goal is to detect, deter, and prevent potential terrorist operations in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Security operations are implemented daily through pre-planned programs using a random and strategic methodology. Joint Task Force Empire Shield is designed to respond to a wide range of incidents. By developing a highly trained force in incident response and command, the Task Force prepares for domestic emergencies caused by humans or natural phenomena using lessons learned and best practices.

Photo by Army National Guard CPT Jessica Jurj

Joint Task Force Empire Shield is looking for strong candidates from the New York Army and Air National Guard who exemplify strong morals and judgment, have leadership qualities and are fit for duty.

Photo by Ssgt Marcus Calliste
Photo by Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Marcus Calliste

***The vacancies advertised with JTFES can only be filled by New York Army and Air National Guard Service Members***

Qty Title Grade Location
Open Force Protection Specialist E1 - E4 New York City Metropoloitan Area
Open Force Protection NCO E5 - E6 New York City Metropoloitan Area

JTFES will be hiring  Service Member's immediately on a rolling basis.

-The Force Protection Specialist will be carrying out day to day missions and tasking's such as security at NYC Metropolitan Area and Transit Hubs. They will conduct presence (foot) patrols in order to deter, detect and prevent terrorist acts.

-The Force Protection NCO will be an experienced and professional leader placed in a position to supervise and train protection elements. Their leadership positions will range from Squad, Platoon or Staff positions.

The Requirements: E1-E6 only, and tattoos cannot be visible in ACU's/ABU's

To apply: download the JTFES application for temporary duty and fill it in electronically. You must be as detailed as possible in your application.

Once you have completed the application, you must e-mail it  to In the title of your e-mail you MUST put your full name and rank; if you are applying for a position at Camp Smith you must indicate that in your e-mail

Please ensure that you follow these instructions, lack of attention to detail will make you ineligible for consideration.

Applications and inquiries will only be accepted electronically via e-mail. Phone calls or faxes are not accepted unless you are instructed to do so by an Applicant Coordinator. If you are found to be qualified you will receive a call from an Applicant Coordinator. Please keep in mind that there is no specific timeframe for an applicant to be contacted after the initial receipt.

After you are notified that your application is accepted, you are required to bring the following list of items with you for in-processing:

  • State and Military Drivers License
  • Valid Military I.D.
  • Voided Blank Check
  • Emergency Numbers and Contacts
  • Birth Certificates (spouse/children)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • IDT Schedule
  • Combat Life Saver Certification (if applicable)
  • Health Insurance Cards
  • Beneficiary Designation (to include DOB and Address)
  • Required BAH documentation (Lease, payment receipts, mortgage statements)

If you are called for in-processing you should expect the following:

  • Get fingerprinted and undergo a background check

 Please note that Officer applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 All application are removed from JTF-ES database after six months.  Please re-submit your  application if you have not been contacted for an interview within that timeframe.

Thank you for your interest in Joint Task Force Empire Shield.

To contact the JTFES office please email DO NOT CALL unless instructed by an Applicant Coordinator via email

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