Presentation on theme: "REGULAR ARMY OPPORTUNITIES. College Financial Aid Programs n Montgomery GI Bill –Two-year enlistment earns you a total benefit of $19,008 for college."— Presentation transcript:
College Financial Aid Programs n Montgomery GI Bill –Two-year enlistment earns you a total benefit of $19,008 for college ($528 per month for 36 academic months). –Three to six year enlistment earns you $23,400 for college ($650 per month for 36 academic months).
College Financial Aid Programs n Army College Fund –Provides additional benefits to GI Bill participants. –Must enlist for a critical Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or job.
College Financial Aid Programs n College First –Pays $150.00 per month just to stay in school for two years. –Pays off any federal loans upon enlistment. –Three year tour of duty in the Regular Army.
College Financial Aid Programs n Army Tuition Assistance –Financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs. –Available to continue your education while you serve.
Education Programs n Army Loan Repayment Program –Pays off $65,000.00 of college loans. –If applicant has a four-year degree, can apply for Officer Candidate School. –Veteran hiring preference once you leave the Army.
Officer Candidate School –Earn 2nd Lieutenant and leave as a Captain. –In charge of highly motivated men and women. –Adventure and travel. –Mid-management experience with Veteran hiring preference. n Requirements –Complete a four-year degree. –Between the ages of 19 and 29. –Physically fit. n General – Four-Year tour of duty as a Commissioned Officer.
Reserve Officer Training Corps n Scholarships –Merit based 2- 3- and 4- year scholarships. –Pays up to $16,000 for tuition, $600 for books and other fees and provides a $250 - $350 monthly stipend for living expenses. n Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) –Soldiers enlist in an Army Reserve unit and drill with unit. –Receive drill pay (at SGT E-5 rate) in addition to cadet pay. –Receive on the job training as an officer.
Cash Enlistment Bonuses n Receive $1,500 - $20,000 based on enlistment options and qualifications. n Two or more year enlistment Regular Army or six or more year enlistment Army Reserve. n Veteran hiring preference.
Specialized Training Programs n Airborne Training –Availability based on MOS and individual qualifications. n Ranger –Availability based on MOS, unit requirements and individual qualifications. n Special Forces –Availability based on MOS. –Letter of intent at enlistment.
Army Band n Opportunity to play all types of music - big band, jazz, country and western, rock, and classical. n Military and civilian audiences. n All benefits of enlistment. n Entrance requires passing an audition that includes a prepared solo, sight reading and scales.
Linguists n Obtain language training of 3 - 80 weeks based on language selected by the Army and current level of proficiency. n Assigned to provide linguist support in a variety of Military Occupation Specialty positions. n Must possess a qualifying score on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery. n Must meet citizenship and background requirements.
n Infantry n Combat Engineering n Field Artillery n Air Defense Artillery n Special Forces n Armor n Visual Information Operations n Signal Operations n Electronic Warfare/ Intercept Systems Maintenance n Electronic Maintenance and Calibration n Psychological Operations Career Management Fields
n General Engineering n Chemical n Ammunition n Mechanical Maintenance n Aircraft Maintenance n Administration n Information Operations n Petroleum and Water n Topographic Engineering n Transportation n Medical Career Management Fields
n Military Intelligence n Bands n Supply n Aviation Operations n Military Police n Civil Affairs n Public Affairs n Electronic Warfare/ Cryptologic Operations n NOTE: There are many exciting jobs within each career field. See your local Army Recruiter for availability. Career Management Fields
Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) n Enlistment option to attend WOFT training. n Between ages of 19 and 29 and a U.S. citizen. n Requires a score of 90 or higher on the Flight Aptitude Selection Test.
Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) n Minimum General Technical (GT) score of 110 on the ASVAB. n Must pass a Flight Physical Examination. n Receive Sergeant pay during Warrant Officer Candidate School.
n Pay chart - See Recruiter. n Paid room and board. n Medical Benefits - low- or no-cost medical and dental care. n 30 days vacation with pay. Most civilian companies offer two weeks vacation during the first five years of employment. n Clubs and Recreational Facilities –Equipment rental. –Sports programs. –Shooting ranges (trap/skeet, rifle/pistol, archery) –Camping and boating facilities. –Picnic and hiking facilities. –Gymnasiums and swimming pools. General Benefits
College Financial Aid Programs n Montgomery GI Bill (Army Reserve) –Monthly payments for full-time students. –Drill one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. –Must enlist or reenlist for six years in a Troop Program Unit.
College Financial Aid Programs n Montgomery GI Bill (Army Reserve) –Use money for bachelor, master or doctorate degree. –Additional benefit for critical skill positions or units would increase full-time payment to $613/month ($22,068 total). –Apply for benefit through Veterans Administration.
College Financial Aid Programs n Student Loan Repayment (Army Reserve) –Must be a high school degree graduate. –Applicants must enlist with a Troop Program Unit. –Veteran hiring preference.
Army Reserve Job Opportunities n The Army Reserve provides opportunities for part-time employment, job training and education assistance. n See the USAR Job Vacancy report for area opportunities. n Education assistance programs available - –Montgomery GI Bill –Army College Fund –Student Loan Repayment –Tuition Assistance n Enlistment bonuses up to $8,000 may be available. n See your local recruiter to find out what you are eligible for.
Army Reserve Job Opportunities n Specialized Training for Army Reserve Readiness (STARR) –Program will pay up to $6,000 per academic year for two years for soldier to attend a local Army approved school for specialized training in the following health care fields: n Dental Laboratory n Licensed Practical Nurse n X-Ray Specialist n Respiratory Specialist n Medical Laboratory Specialist n Operating Room Specialist n Pharmacy Specialist n Medical Specialist
Army Reserve Job Opportunities n Specialized Training for Army Reserve Readiness (STARR) –Availability depends on your qualifications and needs of the Army Reserve. –Attend nine weeks of Army Basic Training, attend civilian training program while attending drill, after graduation attend four weeks of on-the-job training at an Army medical treatment facility. –May also be eligible for other education assistance programs.
For More Information n Contact your local Army Recruiter –SGT Jeffrey Coulter –E-mail: 4E1D@usarec.army.mil –Telephone: (409) 892-1254. –Address: U.S. Army Recruiting Station 4414 Dowlen Rd, Suite 106A Beaumont, Texas 77706 n Log on www.goarmy.com