Question for all of you. I got my EMT-B in December, 2015. Before that, I'd had my WEMT-B (in 2006), was an Outward Bound instructor in North Carolina (mountaineering, rock climbing, whitewater canoeing), but then let my cert lapse when I went back to training horses and starting colts. Last summer I decided the horse profession was too unreliable, so went back and got my EMT-B again. Passed the NREMT in December, and got my TX cert shortly after. I'm currently accepted into the Paramedic program at Austin Community College, supposed to start at the end of May, 2016. I prefer high intensity, high risk, outdoor-type situations. Since deciding to go back and get my EMT and to then go through Paramedic, I know I've made the right choice. But I also want more. I'm friends with a couple tactical medics who love their job. Also am friends with a number of combat medics (though they're no longer active). Recently I spoke with a medic who's currently in the Army Nat'l Guard; from everything he said about that career field, it seemed right up my alley. So my question is this: if I were to join the Nat'l Guard, I know I'd attend Basic Training just like everyone else. Since I already have my EMT-B, what would the next step look like? And would I continue with civilian Paramedic school, or would it look different? Thank you all in advance for any thoughts, ideas, insights, etc.