What's Your Warrior? Opportunities available in the U.S. Army
"The key to success is in making the right decision when an opportunity comes along"
The key to success is in making the right decision when an opportunity comes along; but, it can be difficult to make that decision if you do not have certain information. The following will serve as a guide to help you discover more about the opportunities and options available to you in the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army is dedicated to preparing individuals to become the world’s future leaders by providing experiences unlike any other. The training is intensive, comprehensive, and focuses on leadership, skill development and self-discipline principles. In addition to the best training, you’ll receive the opportunity to earn a college education.
What are your options?
The U.S. Army offers three different options to join and serve your country: Active Army, Army Reserve and Army ROTC. Among the three, you’ll find one that fits your needs including the opportunity for a college education, as well as hands-on experience.
As a full-time Soldier, you’ll acquire knowledge and develop skills in one of more than 150 specialized career fields. To enlist, you have to be between 17 and 34 years of age, and once qualified you could receive medical, dental, housing, retirement benefits, and:
- Up to $85,536 for college
- Up to 100 percent tuition assistance with a maximum benefit of up to $4,500 per year
To join you must be between 17 and 34 years of age. Once qualified, you’ll receive training in one of the more than 120 specialized careers, you’ll serve part time near your home and get excellent benefits, plus:
- Up to $24,732 for college
- Up to 100 percent tuition assistance
Options to pay for college once you join the Army include:
MONTGOMERY GI BILL AND POST 9-11 GI BILL
Since 1944, the Montegomery GI Bill has helped qualifying veterans and active duty Soldiers pay for college and training. The Post 9-11 GI Bill continues this tradition, as well as allowing you to pass along benefits to qualifying family members.
COLLEGE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
If you qualify to serve in the Army, you’ll be able to repay college loans that you may have acquired previously using the college loan repayment program.
Other benefits available in the Army:
MEDICAL AND DENTAL
As a Soldier, you receive medical and dental care.Army Reserve Soldiers are also eligible under certain circumstances.
Once you’ve enlisted, you could receive an enlistment bonus of up to $40,000. If you decide to be part of the Army Reserve, you can receive up to $20,000, depending on the specialized training you’re qualified for.
Active duty Soldiers earn 30-days of vacation per year. Army Reserve Soldiers are also eligible under certain circumstances.
Army posts have a variety of recreational facilities for you and your family members to relax, watch a movie, or polish your jump shot on the basketball court. You’ll also find swimming pools and libraries.
We hope that this information has given you a broader picture of the opportunities that the U.S. Army offers to help develop you both as a person and a professional. Open the doors to opportunity!
For more information talk to your local recruiter, visit goarmy.com or call 1-800-USA-ARMY.