By Jasmyne Ferber, Fort Meade Public Affairs

U.S. Army Garrison Fort George G. Meade, the largest employer in the state of Maryland, is looking for new guards to add to its security force. 

The Garrison will host a Department of the Army Security Guard Hiring Fair May 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pershing Hall Conference Room at 4550 Parade Field Lane.

Interested applicants should come to the event with a resume, DD 214 (if applicable), and two forms of government-issued ID. Additionally, applicants are required to apply through USA Jobs prior to, or on the day of the event at

Working as a Department of the Army Security Guard offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including paid holidays, sick leave and vacation time; various health and life insurance options; retirement program with matching employer contribution; bonuses, awards and other incentives for job performance.

Interested applicants should also be prepared for the application process, interviews, initiation of the security process, on-site drug testing, part one of the medical examination, and a physical agility test comprising of a one-and-a-half-mile run completed in 17 minutes and 19 pushups completed in two minutes.

Non-DoD applicants can enter the installation through the visitor’s gate located at 8050 Rockenbach Road. Walk-ins are welcomed for this event; however, Fort Meade Garrison highly encourages pre-registering as this event is first come, first serve.

Those who are selected are required to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance, complete pre-employment and annual medical examination, pre-employment and random drug testing, and carry a weapon amongst other requirements.

To pre-register for the hiring fair, contact the Fort Meade Directorate of Human Resources at

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