While private industry lays off workers, the “Recruit the Recruiter” team at U.S. Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis continues to hire Reserve Soldiers and retirees for three-year active-duty tours as recruiters, according to an Army News Service article. Positions are located throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii and American Samoa.
Those entering the program become Active Guard Reserve Soldiers -- that is, they become Reserve Soldiers on active-duty orders for three years, with a chance to extend. AGR recruiters are entitled to the same benefits as Regular Army recruiters, including the coveted Recruiter Ring. They receive active ID cards, full medical and dental coverage, and full pay and allowances, plus Special Duty Assignment Pay of $450 per month.