Okie. So I'm going into college year and I've been offered a National Guard ROTC SMP opportunity. They will pay for my college and get me a stipend every month. Plus multiple other benefits, my dad says the Guard doesn't deploy, but my boyfriend who is a Marine says they deploy 12 months at a time then get 4 years back. I want to join the Guard to protect within this country not go out and save another. Maybe that is wrong of me but i think we need people here to protect the citizens here. I wanna help in natural disaster situations. I'm a girl and yes I am scared of deployment. Does anyone have any answers for me. Like will I actually deploy? I am going to enter the finance branch i never thought i'd have to deploy. I just wanna know if i do or not so I can make my decisions wisely.