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Things to Consider When Choosing to Join the Army
The Army has more enlisted MOS's (Military Occupational Specialties), or jobs, than any other branch. Only the Marine Corps comes close.

Things to Consider When Choosing to Join the Army
The Army is the largest of the military services, and is currently increasing in size by about 30,000 active duty Soldiers between 2005 and 2013. As such, they need to recruit about 80,000 new recruits per year, making for a very challenging recruiting environment.

Army Prep School
Want to join the Army, but you don't have a high school diploma, or a GED? Previously, this was not possible. However, the Army has now opened the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C. to help young men and women who fall short of the education requirements needed to join the military.

Army Opens Doors to Home School Graduates
Under a special test program, the Army is now treating home school graduates as educational Tier I, the same educational category as high school diploma-holders.

Special Recruiter Assistance Program
The Army has announced that they will test a new Special Recruiter Assistance Program, beginning in May (2008). Under the program, combat soldiers will be given the opportunity to perform funded TDY (Temporary Duty) travel to their home town for a period of 14 to 30 days in order to assist in recruiting efforts. The Army will even pay for the spouse to travel with the soldier.

Army Advantage Fund
The Army has initiated a test program, called the Army Advantage Fund, which offers recruits a down payment for home ownership or seed money to start their own businesses.

Active First National Guard Enlistment Program
The Army National Guard has initiated a new program designed to fill up its ranks with prior service Soldiers. The the new program, dubbed "Active First," targets new recruits who would like to serve on active duty for a period of time, and then transfer to the Army National Guard. Participants can receive bonuses of up to $60,000, depending on the length of their commitment.

14S -- Avenger Crewmember
MOS 14S -- Avenger Crewmember

Army Recruiting Command
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command recruits and processes soldiers -- both officers and enlisted personnel -- into the active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve.

United States Army Special Additional Skill Identifier (ASI)
United States Army Special Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) -- 2S Battle Staff Operations

Civil Affairs (38)
Detailed information about jobs for commissioned officers in the United States Army. Civil Affairs Field 38.

Recruit Referral Bonus Program
The Army offers to $2,000 bonus to eligible individuals who refer applicants for enlistment into the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard.

Army and Marine Corps to Increase in Size
The Department of Defense is asking Congress to increase the authorized end strength of the active duty Army and Marine Corps. The Military wants to add 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 Marines to the force by 2012.

Military Police
"Military Police," OK… what are you thinking now? Flashing red and blue lights on the road? Tickets and jerks with power trips? "Hill Street Blues?" Pig, Mud Puppy, "Can’t Spell WHIMP without MP?" Maybe you are picturing guns drawn and villains on the ground. Possible "Cops" comes to mind and the theme music rolls in your subconscious.

Basic Training is Smarter, Not Softer
Think Army basic training has gone soft over the years? These comments by commanders and drill sergeants at Fort Benning, Georgia may just change your mind.

Army Raises Maximum Enlistment Age to 42
The Army has raised the enlistment age to 42 (for Active Duty, Reserves, and Army National Guard), made possible under provisions of the Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization Act.

Army Basic Training
To achieve “Soldier” status, recruits now spend 21 days in the field during basic training. The training focus has changed dramatically from what was primarily a standards, discipline and soldierization process to one of intensive combat skills.

Recruit Loses 230 Pounds in Order to Enlist
When a recruiter stopped by to talk to his son, Roderick Evans was the one sold on the military. A home health care specialist in Detroit, Mich., Evans had a passion for helping others and a desire to make a difference. A military medical career sounded like a perfect fit. The recruiter, on the other hand, saw a different picture. He took one look at Evans and said, “You’re just too big.”

Despite Recruiting Shortfall, the Army has Increased in Size
There are those who might focus on the fact that the Army missed its self-imposed recruiting goals in fiscal year 2005, yet ignore the fact that the total end strength and capabilities of the Army are what matter most.

Army Recruiting Facing Tough Competition
Army recruiters are faced with tougher competition from civilian workforce employers these days. In recent years, more and more civilian corporations have offered college tuition payments and signing bonuses to prospective employees, which have been mainstay Army recruiting incentives for several decades. The Army, though, is firing back with new enlistment incentives.

Army Education Plus Program
The U.S. Army is expanding its eligibility criteria to include those individuals who desire to serve but do not yet possess the required education credentials. Through the Education Plus Program enlistment option, the Army will help qualified non-prior service recruits obtain a GED so they can enlist in the active Army or Army Reserve.

New Army National Guard Program Seeks Native Language Speakers
A new Army National Guard program is helping attract young people with native language skills and cultural expertise into the military to support the global war on terror. The new program focuses on recruiting native speakers in 20 languages and dialects, most spoken in the Middle East, into the Army's 09L "translator aid" career field.

United States Army Enlistment Options
Under this program, an applicant can be guaranteed to be assigned to a specific Army Installation, unit, command, or area, following basic training and AIT (job training).

Army Enlistment Options
nder this program, a solider is guaranteed training in a specific MOS (job) or CMF (Career Management Field). The applicant may also be guaranteed to attend airborne training (jump school), if a training quota is available for the MOS for which enlisted.

Army Criminal History Waivers
Nobody has a right to serve in the United States Army. Federal law and Department of Defense directives give the military services significant leeway in determining who they want to accept for enlistment or commission. An applicant's criminal and moral history plays a large role on whether or not they are eligible to join the United States Army.

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