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Army Enlistment Incentives

Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS)


The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program is available to prior service or non-prior service recruits who enlist in the active duty Army or Army Reserves. The program offers qualifying recruits the opportunity to secure an interview and receive priority consideration with the PaYS partner (civilian company) of their choice following their Army service. IMPORTANT NOTE: The program does notguarantee a job. It simply guarantees a job interview and priority in the job-hiring process.

Under the terms of the agreement between Recruiting Command and the PaYS partners, enlistees gain specific job training and qualifications that will prepare them for employment with their selected PaYS partner.

Recruits who choose the PaYS option during the enlistment process will select the job and partner company for which they are eligible. At that time, recruits also sign a statement of understanding listing the details of the selected PaYS job, the requirements to remain eligible for the position and PaYS partner contact information. This statement becomes part of the Soldier’s official military personnel file.

Near the end of a Soldier’s enlistment term (or after initial entry training for Army Reserve Soldiers) he or she contacts the selected partner company to coordinate an interview.

The Army has more than 275 partners with more than 1 million positions available for recruits to select from during the enlistment process.

The PaYS option may be combined with other enlistment incentives.

Want to learn more about Army enlistment incentives? See our Army Enlistment Incentives Menu.

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