A human resources specialist is responsible for providing the support that affects Soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being while assisting leaders with keeping Soldiers combat-ready and effective.
- Assist on all human resource support matters.
- Oversight of all strength management and strength distribution actions.
- Responsible for the readiness, health, and welfare of all Soldiers.
- Postal and personnel accountability support.
- Maintain emergency notification data.
Job training for human resources specialists begins with 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions on human resource systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Additional training opportunities will be available based on the type of unit you are assigned to, including (but not limited to) postal operations, airborne or air assault school.
- Aptitude for English and business administration.
- Able to follow detailed orders.
- Sound people skills.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.
Future Civilian Careers:
Companies need experienced human resources professionals with knowledge of human relations, payroll, records keeping and other facets of employment. The skills acquired in the Army will be invaluable in continuing a human resources career after your Army service is complete.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Security Clearance: Security Clearance required.