Serve your country and pay for college for only ONE WEEKEND A MONTH and TWO WEEKS A YEAR.
Army Reserve Soldier is the perfect opportunity for full-time college students. After initial training (explained below) you work ONE WEEKEND A MONTH and TWO WEEKS A YEAR with a Reserve Unit within 50 miles of where you live. The Reserves has over 120 jobs to pick from that can supplement your classroom education with hands-on training and experience, the number one thing employers are looking for. In fact, just having US Army on your resume can open doors for you after college. All government, and most private, employers give preferential hiring to Soldiers and former Soldiers. And finally, the Army Reserves can help you graduate debt free!
Army Reserve Soldiers are eligible for the following educational incentives:
– $369-$719 a month paid to you with the Selective Reserve GI Bill
– Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Repayment (Good for current and future loans)
– 16 semester hours a year paid through Tuition Assistance (after first year)
– 10-15 semester hours of college credit for initial military training (applied to electives)
WHAT DOES ENLISTMENT MEAN?
Enlistment is the process of taking an oath of U.S. Army service and becoming a Soldier. During this process, you will talk to a recruiter, attend Basic Combat Training (BCT), and choose your Army job.
Recruits will generally take these five steps to become enlisted Soldiers:
1. Take the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Your score on this test will determine which Army jobs you are qualified to hold
2. Pass an Army physical
3. Meet with a career counselor to discuss and accept your Army job that you choose
4. After you have completed Basic Combat Training, you will then attend Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for specialized instruction in the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) you have chosen.
5. Upon graduating AIT, you will return home and work for your assigned Reserve unit one weekend a month and two weeks a year.
Your responsibilities as an enlisted Soldier will depend on your choice of career path. You will have many options from which to choose, including intelligence, support, law enforcement, arts and media, healthcare and aviation.
GENERAL ENLISTMENT QUALIFICATIONS*
To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, you must be:
– A U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
– 17-35 years old
– In good physical condition
– In good moral standing