Gov. Eric Greitens said Tuesday he wants to add 800 jobs to Missouri’s National Guard by 2019.
Greitens said the additional jobs will have a $15 million economic impact. He said 85 percent of the job openings will be for full-time guardsmen, and the rest are available for civilians.
Greitens wants to add a maintenance team in Kansas City, a trial defense team in Jefferson City and transportation units in Farmington and Perryville. He also wants an engineer support team in Bridgeton and a cyber protection team in St. Louis.
The Missouri National Guard has 9,300 soldiers.