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1 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Career Pathways Selection Process and Benefits U. S. Army Recruiting Battalion – Kansas City Smithville R-II School District College Planning Night February 4, 2015

2 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Serving in the Military is … “Not a termination of educational goals, but an extension of them.”

3 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: The Military is a roadblock to a higher education. REALITY Qualified servicemembers can receive more than $70,000 in tuition benefits.

4 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH : People in the Military are not compensated as well as private- sector workers. REALITY Military pay is comparable to, and in some cases better than, its civilian counterpart. Services often include enlistment bonuses when there is a need for personnel in specialized fields. Amounts and requirements change frequently, so check with recruiters for the latest information. After 20 years of service, retired personnel can potentially receive military retirement pay for life.

5 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH : Military training and jobs have little relation to the civilian world. REALITY 91 percent of military jobs have direct civilian counterparts.

6 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH : You don't need to finish high school to join the Military. REALITY You must have a high school diploma or equivalent to enlist. A GED may be accepted with special approval.

7 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH : It's nearly impossible for ordinary people to complete Basic Training. REALITY Ninety-one percent of recruits complete their first six months of service. Despite a tough reputation, drill sergeants sincerely want recruits to succeed.

8 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: Servicemembers don't get much vacation time. REALITY Servicemembers receive 30 days of paid vacation a year. Servicemembers also receive 21 days of adoption leave and 10 days of paternity leave.

9 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: The Military is just for people who like fighting. REALITY While all servicemembers are trained to respond to threats, 91 percent of military jobs do not involve direct combat operations. Non-combat jobs in the Military include roles in journalism, business administration, food service and human resources.

10 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: When you join the Military, you join for life. REALITY The length of active-duty service can be as little as two years. Length of service can vary, but a first term generally involves eight years, with two to four years of Active Duty and the remainder in a Reserve unit or the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

11 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: Some servicemembers never get deployed. REALITY While the majority of military jobs are not in direct combat, all servicemembers must be prepared for the possibility of deployment. Servicemembers aren't always deployed to combat areas; they may also be deployed on foreign and domestic humanitarian missions.

12 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: Women have a hard time achieving success in the Military. REALITY On average, across the Services, more than 79% of all jobs in the Military are open to women. Women account for close to 18 percent of the U.S. Military.

13 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Myths vs Reality MYTH: It's hard to start a family in the Military since you don't know when you'll be deployed. REALITY Female servicemembers cannot be deployed overseas or away from their permanent duty stations for at least 4 months after their child is born. Male servicemembers receive 10 days of paternity leave, which is comparable to the leave given in civilian careers.

14 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Academies Excellent option for students who are interested in serving the country and receiving a quality education at NO COST. Highly selective admission policies and require at least five years of service upon graduation. AcademyLocation Undergrad. Enrollment Min. ACT Admission Rate Air ForceColorado Springs, CO % Coast GuardNew London, CT963261% Merchant MarineKings Point, NY98623NA NavalAnnapolis, MD4,441247% West PointWest Point, NY4, %

15 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Selection Criteria* U. S. Citizen – At least 17, before 23 rd birthday - Unmarried Nomination Requirements: Member of U.S. Congress Physical Exam Required Strong Math and Science Background Other Criteria : –Evidence of physical challenges –Rigor of HS coursework –Demonstrated strength of character –Leadership potential demonstrated through extracurricular activities –Athletic ability, and interesting extracurricular involvement – may require evaluations from PE instructors –Strength of personal letters for application * U. S. Army Specific

16 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Officer Programs* Officer Candidate School (OCS) – Both Regular Army and Army Reserve Army Reserve Direct Commission Program Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Health Professions Scholarship Program Medical Officer’s Program * u. s. Army Specific

17 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Career Pathways in Local Colleges ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps –Commissions over 50% of the future officer leadership –Trains college students for National Guard, Army Reserve, and active duty officer assignments –Other commissioning sources include Officer Candidate School (OCS), West Point, and Direct Commission –Eight-year military service obligation

18 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Military Career Pathways in Local Colleges ROTC Park University Missouri Western University Northwest Missouri State University Benedictine College University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) William Jewell Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City University of Missouri University of Central Missouri University of Kansas K-State

19 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Missouri Science and Technology - Rolla Military Science Program – (24-27 CR) ABOVE the Bachelors Degree Requirement –Minor in Military Science Advanced Course (12 CR) Military History Elective (3 CR) Human Behavior Elective (3 CR) –Commissioning Requirements Basic and Advanced Course Credit Military History Elective Leadership Development Advanced Camp (LDAC)

20 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” National ROTC Scholarship Full-Tuition OR Room and Board Length: 3 to 4.5 years Book Allowance $1,200 per year Stipend $ per month Some Universities provides $$$$ per year (S & T provides $2,000) Merit-based (academics/leadership/athletics) Apply online at Juniors apply Feb. 15 th to Jan. 10 th of Senior Year

21 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” College Campus-Based Scholarships Same benefits as ROTC Scholarship Length: 2 to 3.5 years. Students apply through Army ROTC on campus Must have 2 years of college left to apply Masters students may apply –Masters scholarships limited to 20 months Service commitment upon receipt of scholarship.

22 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Simultaneous Membership Program Enlisted National Guard and Army Reserve Cadets Federal Tuition Assistance up to $4,500/year Missouri Tuition Assistance up to 100% in-state Monthly E-5 Drill pay $ Reserve GI Bill $337/month (if eligible) Selected Reserve GI Bill Kicker $350/month (written in contract)

23 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” GRFD Scholarship Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Must Commission into National Guard or Reserves Length: 2 years or 3 years –Chapter 1606/1607 GI Bill if eligible ( 2 yr. only) All benefits of ROTC Scholarship in addition to Simultaneous Membership Program benefits.

24 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Educational Tuition Assistance Regular Army –Eligible to active-duty Soldiers for approved off- duty courses. 100 percent of course costs, up to $250 per credit hour, with a maximum of $4,500 per academic year. Army Reserve –Available to selected Reserve soldiers for approved courses. 100 percent of course costs up to $250 per credit hour, with a maximum of $4,500 per academic year.

25 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Enlisted Programs Minimum Requirements –Must be at least 17 years old. –Written parental consent required for 17-year olds before enlistment selection –Must pass enlistment physical –Must meet moral eligibility requirements/screening. –Must qualify on Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery for enlistment and MOS selected

26 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Career Management Fields Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) InfantryEngineeringField Artillery Air Defense ArtilleryAircraft MaintenanceSpecial Forces ArmorCommunications and Information Systems Paralegal Military PoliceMilitary IntelligenceFinancial Management Psychological OperationsCivil AffairsAdjutant General BandPublic AffairsReligious Support MedicalChemicalRecruitment and Reenlistment TransportationAmmunitionMechanical Maintenance Supply and ServicesElectronic Maintenance and Calibration

27 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Benefits Whether you are an Officer or an enlisted Soldier – on Active Duty or in the Army Reserve – you are paid for your work. You are provided with housing and meals if you live on Post or money to help pay for housing/meals if you live off Post. Depending on your individual Army job and situation, the U.S. Army offers many different benefits, as well as allowances for basic living needs.

28 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Basic Pay for Active Duty Soldiers* RANKYEARSMONTHLY INCOME YEARLY INCOME Private (E1) Basic Trng.2 or less$1,546.83$18, Private (E2)2 or less$1,733.88$20, Sergeant (E5)Over 3$2,464.34$29, Sergeant First Class (E7)Over 8$3,630.84$43, Warrant Officer (W-1)Over 6$3,632.08$43, Second Lieutenant (O-1)2 or less$2,934.30$35, Lieutenant COL (O-5)Over 12$7,261.37$87, COL (O-6)Over 18$9,272.24$111, MAJOR (2-Star) General (O-8)Over 18$12,955.36$155, * This 2013 chart reflects BASIC PAY ONLY and does not include bonuses, allowances and other benefits.

29 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Health Care & Vacation Medical and Dental Health Care  Available to Soldier and Family at little or no cost. Low-Cost Group Life Insurance Generous Vacation Time  30-days Vacation Earned Annually  Weekends Free  National Holidays  Sick Days as Needed Opportunity to Travel

30 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Allowances Food Housing Clothing Cost of Living Moving & Relocation Family Separation

31 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” 31 Any Enlisted Army Job >3 years E-5 SGT $2, BAH $1, BAH w/o $1, BAS $ Monthly w/o $4, Yearly $51, Any Officer Army Job >3 years O-2 First LT $4, BAH $2, BAH w/o $ 1, BAS $ Monthly w/o $6, Yearly $76, BAH = Basic Allowance for Housing – Tax Free Income BAH w/o = Without Dependents – Tax Free Income BAS = Basic Allowance for Subsistence (Food) – Tax Free Income *BAH/S is FT Lauderdale, FL- Tax Free Income Active Army Military Pay (JAN 2012)

32 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” If you are Selected, Do you Qualify for a Bonus? Enlistment Bonus Education Bonus Civilian Skills Bonus Ranger Bonus Officer Candidate School Bonus Middle Eastern Translator Aide Bonus

33 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” 33 Sample Benefits Sample Benefits Active Army Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $40,000. Post 9/11 GI Bill (Will be detailed in an upcoming slide). Up to $65,000 to repay qualifying student loans. Up to $4500 a year tuition assistance for college while serving. Army Reserve Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $20,000. (up to $15,000 for prior service applicants). Up to $23,292 for college with the Selected Reserve MGIB with kicker. Up to $20,000 to repay qualifying student loans. Up to $4500 a year tuition assistance for college while serving.

34 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Educational Programs Numerous programs before, during, and after enlistment The Enlisted Degree Program (Begins 01 JAN 2011) Tuition Assistance Programs Financial Aid Programs, including up to $65,000 for loan repayment to help Soldiers repay existing qualifying student loans Montgomery GI Bill Post 9/11 GI Bill Army College Fund

35 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Got Class (A 10-year comparison of college education enlistments) CompletedFiscal Year 2001 Fiscal year 2010 One Semester2,2293, Semester Hours8602,801 Associate Degree7961,943 Bachelor’s Degree2,0645,725 Master’s Degree Post-Master’s Degree410 Doctorate86 Post Doctorate012 First Professional Degree46 6,08214,745

36 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Tuition Assistance The Army will pay 100 percent of the cost of tuition and expenses up to a maximum of $250 per credit hour, whichever is less, with annual ceiling of $4,500. This rate is for undergraduate and graduate courses and is applicable for traditional college or distance learning. The tuition assistance rates apply to active duty and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers.

37 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Montgomery GI Bill The Montgomery GI Bill is the basic education benefit of today’s military. Available to Active Duty and Reserve Soldiers. It is available to all members of the Armed Forces based on at least two-year term of enlistment. Monthly payment amounts are figured on a veteran attending as a full-time student for 36 months. MGIB (including ACF) can be transferred to the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

38 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” MGIB Figures – FY 2013 Regular Army All soldiers participating in the program contribute $1,200 their first year ($100 per month). Soldiers completing an enlistment of less than three years receive total benefits of $45,720 for college ($1,270 per month). Based on full-time student status for 36 months. Soldiers completing an enlistment of three or more years receive a total benefit of $53,304 for college ($1,564 per month) Based on full-time student status for 36 months.

39 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” MGIB Figures – FY 2011 Army Reserves The Selected Reserve MGIB total is $12, This means a full-time student will receive $356/month for 36 months. The Selected Reserve MGIB Kicker provides up to $25,416 (Selected Reserve MBIB + Kicker) for reservists assigned to critical skill positions or critical units. 1.A full-time student may receive a monthly payment up to $706 for 36 months with the kicker.

40 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Post 9/11 GI Bill Became effective August 1, Available to veterans who served after September 11, –Full Tuition and Fees. –A monthly housing stipend. (NEW) –Annual stipend of up to $1000 for books and supplies. –Able to Transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children.

41 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) Partnership between the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and more than 1,950 participating colleges and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, (SOC) to link new Soldiers to college at the time of their enlistment.

42 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) A partnership between the U.S. Army and a cross section of American corporations and public sector agencies, PaYS provides you an opportunity to serve your country and at the same time prepare for your future. Offers qualifying recruits the opportunity to secure an interview and receive priority consideration with the PaYS partner of their choice following their Army service.

43 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” PaYS Partners (Over 250) Burlington Northern Sante Fe Cintas HCA John Deere Sears Southwest Airlines Time Warner Cable Walgreens Waste Management, Inc. Harley Davidson DELL Anheuser Busch Target Corporation Hyundai Motor America Best Buy

44 “Recruiting in the Heart of America” Heartland Battalion “Keep the FAITH” Valuable Information and Resources


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