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1 LIFE IN THE ARMY Army 101 Component Choice Branch Choice Financial
Physical Recreational Social Academic Medical Mental Spiritual

2 Army 101 The Army has two main components Institutional Army
Training centers, training units, schools Operational Army Deployable, combat, combat support units Active Duty, Guard, Reserves Active Duty – 540,000 (73k officers, 73k women, 56% married) National Guard – 360,000 (32k officers, 51k women, 44% married) Reserves – 200,000 (33k officers, 47k women, 45% married) Civilians – 220,000

3 US Army Force Structure
Field Army (2-5 Corps) Corps (2-5 Divisions) Divisions (3-5 Brigades) Brigade (3 or more Battalions) Battalion (3-5Companies) Company (3-4Platoons) Platoon (3-4Squad) Squad (4-10 Soldiers) 10,000-18,000 Soldiers Soldiers Soldiers Soldiers 16-40 Soldiers First Army Third Army Fifth Army I Corps III Corps V Corps XVIII Corps 10 Active Divisions 2 Integrated Divisions 8 ARNG Divisions Command Level General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Or Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Captain 2nd Lieutenant Staff Sergeant

4 Which Career Path? Active Duty National Guard Reserves
Most Competitive (50% of ROTC graduates go active) Army is full-time job National Guard Army is part-time job Work for a state Units are usually Combat Arms Reserves Work for the federal government Units are usually support units

5 Army Benefit Comparison
Active Duty 30 days paid vacation a year (max 60 days*) Annual pay raises Promotional pay raises Advanced civil schooling Military schooling Career progression Family medical / dental health and life insurance Travel (and plenty of it) PX and Commissary benefits Social network Post privileges Reserve Duty (Guard/Reserve) One weekend a month (training) Two weeks during the summer (annual training) Steady income Still able to hold a variety of civilian careers Promotional pay raises Military schools Financial support to continue higher education Possibility of Active Guard Reserve Duty PX and Commissary benefits

6 Obligation/Commitment
Differs greatly, depending on contract(s) Normally, the Mandatory Service Obligation (MSO) is 8 years. That means 8 years of service in the military. Can be all Active duty, all national guard, all reserve or a combination. If receiving active duty, minimum is 4 years on AD. Remainder of MSO can be whatever is desired (AD/Gd/RS/IRR) ADSO (3 more years of AD to get what you want) Branch Post Grad School SLRP (Student Loan Repayment Program) Up to $25,000 – one additional year of active duty $25,001 - $50,000 – two additional years of AD $50,001 - $65,000 – three additional years of AD

7 Maneuver, Fires & Effects
Basic Army Branches Maneuver, Fires & Effects Operations Support Health Services Force Sustainment Infantry Armor Adjutant General Corps Aviation Nurse Corps Field Artillery Military Intelligence Finance Military Police Ordnance Corps Chemical Corps Medical Services Transportation Signal Corps Air Defense Quartermaster Corps Corps of Engineers

8 Army Life After College
Wait for your orders (weeks, months) Reserve/Guard – find a job Active Duty/Gd/Rsv can do Gold Bar Recruiter on any campus Active Duty 2LTs can do summer training camps (LDAC/LTC) Attend Basic Officer Leader’s Course - Branch (BOLC - B) At basic branch training institution Varies from 13 to 20 weeks (AV = 1 year) Follow on schooling (airborne, ranger, air assault) Report to first duty station (active duty) or to work (NG/AR)

9 Army Career After BOLC-B

10 The Active Army Divisions
Armored Mechanized Airborne Air Assault Light 1 OLD IRONSIDES 1 1st ID Fort Riley, KS 1st Armored Div Germany 2nd ID Korea 82nd ABN Div Fort Bragg, NC 101st AASLT Div Ft. Campbell, KY 10th Mtn Div Ft. Drum, NY 3rd ID Fort Stewart, GA 1st Cavalry Div Fort Hood, TX 4th ID Fort Hood, TX 25th Inf Div Hawaii

11 Army CONUS Stations

12 Army OCONUS Stations

SOUTH BEND 190 TC BN HQ (49) C/1-297 IN (131) 381 MP CS Det (70) Det Rgt NEW GARY ARMORY D/1-297 IN (79) C(-) 238 GSAB (64) Det 1 B/1-112 Avn (23) 938 MP Det (45) GARY 113 EN BN HQ (173) Det TC Co (83) MICHIGAN CITY 938 MP Det (45) ELKHART 1538th TC Co (173) 193 MP I/R (12) ANGOLA Det 1 C/1-293 IN (51) HAMMOND D/1-297 IN (79) LAPORTE 1613 EN SPT CO (121) FORT WAYNE HHC/1-293 IN (211) B/1-293 IN (131) C(-)/1-293 IN (80) E/113 FSC IN (127) 338 QM Fld Svc Co (122) - ANG Det Rgt GARY VALPARAISO 713 EN SAPPER CO (104) WARSAW A(-)/1-293 IN (80) PLYMOUTH 381 MP CS Co (100) RENSSELAER Det 1 C/1-294 IN (51) LOGANSPORT C(-)/1-294 IN (80) Auto Rep Plt (35) HUNTINGTON D/1-293 IN (79) State Draft 6.0 BY COMMAND INDIANAPOLIS STOUT FIELD (Bld 1,2,3,5) HHD JFHQ (264) Contract Tm (8) TMDE Tm (7) Bld 4 120 PAD (8) Bld 7 53rd CST (22) Bld 9 E (TA) FA (90) 138 AG (27) 433 AG (47) 826 AG (47) 939 MP Det (45) 438 Chem (-) (74) CRC OD Co (-) (95) RAYTHEON HANGER 3 DET 10 OSACOM (8) DET 3 D CO 126 AV (9) DIVISION ARMORY UEx HHC 38 (313) UEx TAC CP (174) 881/882 LNO DETS (4) UEx 38 STB HHC (199) HHC 38 AVN UA (119) C/1-151 IN (131) Det Rgt TYNDALL ARMORY HHC 76th BCT (149) 76 STB MI CO (72) 76 STB HHC (188) FORT BEN HARRISON Det 18 R & R (147) Band (40) 138 FI HQ (30) 176 FI DET (23) 177 FI DET (23) 178 FI DET (23) NAVAL ARMORY DET 1 (SS) JFHQ MONTICELLO 738 MED CO (82) PERU Det1/A/1-293 IN (51) BLUFFTON Cav Trp 1 (46) Cav Trp 2 (46) REMINGTON 1638 TC Co (-) (90) DELPHI 38 MP CS DET (70) Det Rgt MARION EEE/38 SUST BDE (97) PORTLAND BOSWELL LAFAYETTE HHC/638 ASB(168) A/638 ASB (179) KOKOMO HHC/38 SUST BDE (206) HARTFORD CITY D/1-294 IN (79) FRANKFORT Det FSC (65) MUNCIE HHC/113 SPT (78) A/113 SPT (189) Det Rgt ATTICA ELWOOD SIG/38 SUST (55) DARLINGTON CRAWFORDSVILLE 81st TC (32) 135 CH Det (2) 139 FSC (-) (70) KEMPTON ANDERSON UEx STB SIG (158) C/638 ASB (43) LEBANON C FA (103) WINCHESTER 76 STB EN CO (75) FUTURE STRUCTURE ARMORIES Draft 6.0 (1 total): Hammond NEW CASTLE BfSB SIG Co (70) ROCKVILLE B/2-150 FA (103) DANVILLE 38 MP CO (-) (100) NOBLESVILLE C(MED)/113 SPT (70) INDIANAPOLIS GREENCASTLE A FA (103) GREENFIELD 76 STB SIG (59) RICHMOND B/113 SPT (91) CURRENT UNSTATIONED ARMORIES Draft 6.0 (8 total): Boswell, Attica, Darlington, Portland, Michigan City, Terre Haute 9th St., Spencer, Kempton BRAZIL 138 QM Spt Co (152) MARTINSVILLE B/1-151 IN (131) TERRE HAUTE 519 CSSB HHD (76) Det Chem (75) F/113 FSC IN (127) Det 9 138th Rgt SHELBYVILLE CONNERSVILLE B/1-152 RSTA (75) CAMP ATTERBURY COLUMBUS R&S Bn HQ (87) SHELBYVILLE AVN GSAB (184) AVN (75) -Det 2 B/ 638 ASB (30) SPENCER BLOOMINGTON HHB/2-150 (89) 384 MP CO (-) (100) NORTH VERNON DET 1413 EN VERT CO (92) LINTON A (-)/1-151 IN (80) VINCENNES Det 1 A (51) GSE OD Plt (27) SEYMOUR LRS Co (126) MADISON A Trp RSTA (75) CAMP ATTERBURY -HHD ISU -HQ 138th Rgt (Cbt Arms) (Cbt Arms) - Det 2, JFHQ (SARTS) - Firefighter Dets (18) ATTERBURY ARMORY -BfSB BDE HQ (162) -DET 17 MD Cmd (95) -F/3-238 ATS (45) -215 MED (82) -1438 TC Co (177) -Auto Rep/Arm Rep (58) -1413 EN VERT (-) (70) -1313 EN HORZ CO (162) -Det th Rgt BEDFORD BfSB FSC (192) WASHINGTON D /1-151 IN (79) SCOTTSBURG D/113 RSTA FSC (102) Det 6 138th Rgt JASPER HHC (-)/1-151 (141) SALEM C Trp RSTA (81) EVANSVILLE HHB FA (104) A FA (94) B FA (94) G/113 FSC FA (92) 384 MP CS DET (70) Det 5 138th Rgt NEW ALBANY HHT RSTA (129) 387 MP I/R Co (124) TELL CITY Det 1 HHC IN (70) LEGEND Red – 38 DIV Blue – 76 BDE Green – 81st TC Black – Non-Aligned

14 Service members do not have to live in the same state as their TPU unit. They just have to drill and attend annual training when scheduled. The U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) is responsible for Troop Program Unit (TPU) Soldiers. The US Army Reserve Command, a major subordinate command of U.S. Army Forces Command, commands, controls, and supports all Army Reserve troop units in the continental United States with the exception of Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs units. The USARC also ensures the readiness of its forces and prepares the nearly 1,700 units under its command to mobilize and deploy to a wartime theater of operation.

15 The Army Is Engaged Worldwide
(~150,000 soldiers deployed) Ecuador/Peru El Salvador Honduras Sinai MFO Qatar Saudi Arabia Kuwait National Guard Counter Drug Support Haiti Kosovo Bosnia Albania Germany Turkey Korea Vietnam JTF Full Accounting Hungary Egypt Macedonia Speaker A: As we said earlier readiness today means the Army can fulfill its responsibilities in carrying out its part of the National Military Strategy. This snapshot of a typical Army day shows that approximately 150 thousand soldiers are forward stationed or deployed overseas helping to shape the world environment and respond to crises. Speaker B: On any given day in 1999, more than 27 thousand Army families were without their soldier, who was deployed to one of more than 300 missions in 70 countries around the world. That’s a busy Army!

16 Financial (Active Duty)
Monthly Pay = Base + Housing (BAH) + Subsistence (BAS) + Special Pay Payment by EFT every 2 weeks Pay raises every year (~3.5%), with every promotion, and at every 2nd year of service mark Housing is provided on base for all, in exchange for BAH, if you choose. Free tax return assistance/filing Free legal aid (wills, powers of attorney) Retirement Pay – 50% ++

17 Base Pay (Active Duty, 2012 rates)
Pay raise each year (2% - 3% usually) Officer promotions usually occur at years 2, 4, 8, 16

18 Drill Pay (for one weekend, 2012 rates)
Soldiers usually are paid the full drill pay for one weekend of drill. This usually occurs times each year. In the summer, NG/AR Soldiers usually attend a two-week Annual Training, or “AT”, and are paid for two weeks of active duty

19 Other Recurring Payments
Housing (BAH) Different rates for single, married, dual-military BAH varies based on location (more for expensive areas) Base rate of BAH is set at $565/mo for single LT to $1004 for married CPT Example: BAH for Purdue is $1173 for married 2LT, $969 for single 2LT (add $300 for New York, $900 for Hawaii) Subsistence (BAS) $223 for officers, $324 for enlisted Your salary as a new 2LT in the Summer of 2014 would be approx $55,000, with only 2/3 of that taxed, and no health expenses (so add ~ $10,000)

20 Special Pay Family Separation - $250 for month for each month separated Hazardous Duty Pay/Imminent Danger Pay - $375 Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (no federal taxes while deployed) Aviation Pay Health Professional Pay Dive Pay, Jump Pay Language Proficiency Savings Plan while deployed (earn 10%) Clothing Allowance (officers – once, $400) Temporary Duty Pay (travel, lodging, meals) Dislocation Allowance (= BAH++) Do-it-yourself (DITY) moves (gov’t moves you free)

21 Other Financial Benefits
Health Insurance – full coverage, no cost Dental Insurance – full coverage, small cost for family Life Insurance - $400,000 soldier, $100,000 family for minimal cost Loan deferment for active duty (must speak w/ your lender) AER loans (emergency) Financial Counseling Post Exchange / Commissary shopping

22 Physical PT every day (and you supervise/lead) Excellent gyms on base
PT facilities (tracks, PT sheds) everywhere Organized aerobics, CR, dance for all Intra-mural sports All Army Sports Olympians (19 soldiers were in China!) World Class Athlete Program

23 Recreational MWR – Morale, Welfare, Recreation
Gyms Golfing Bowling Hunting Fishing Boating Skeet/ranges Hiking / Parks Paintball Lake activities Scuba/sky diving Auto crafts Arts and Crafts Soldier Show Concerts Holiday Events BOSS (Single Soldiers) Youth Sports Child Services/Events Camping/RV spots, rentals Movie Theater Local trips Reduced prices for local events Pro sports events Clubs/lounges on post Lodging across the world AFRC (Hawaii, Disney, Europe) Space-A travel

24 Social Restaurants, lounges, clubs on post
Holiday meals in the dining facilities Dining In/Dining Out Unit runs Spouses’ groups (Wives Clubs, PWOC) Hails and Farewells Army Ball, Branch/Regimental Balls Dances (Father-Daughter, youth) Formal/informal socials/parties with unit Family Fridays Army Family Team Building Support to local events, Special Olympics



27 Academic/Technical Officer Training (BOLC-B, Captains Course, ILE)
Enlisted Training (BCT/AIT, WLC, BNCOC, ANCOC) Specialty (ABN, AAS, RGR, SPR, Dive) Professional Bulletins and seminars Technical (NBC, Safety, Pre-command, MOS specialty) Correspondence On-line training/courses Knowledge base/portals Rosetta Stone (do this NOW for extra points on OMS) Education Centers and Libraries on post College (tuition assistance, entrance tests, ACT/SAT, Adv Civil Schooling, FFLEP, PT-Baylor) GI Bill is AMAZING! 36 months of tuition, books, housing for you and/or your family members.


29 Medical Tricare – Insurance plan for military
Large hospital on base, many clinics and aid stations Several dental clinics on base (for soldiers) Veterinary Services

30 Mental Army Community Service – ACS Counseling Marital Financial
Career Academic Physical Substance Abuse

31 Spiritual Many chapels on base
Many services each Sunday/Wed for all denominations Chaplains are assigned to Battalions Marriage retreats, single soldier events Bible studies, men of faith events, Christian concerts on base Officer Christian Fellowship (OCF), Navigators

32 LIFE IN THE ARMY Army 101 Component Choice Branch Choice Financial
Physical Recreational Social Academic Medical Mental Spiritual

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