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Army Reserve: Army Reserve Education Services

What is it? Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services is a Department of Defense-mandated commander's program that is managed at the Army Reserve Command level. The basic tenet of Voluntary Education Services is to promote lifelong opportunities for Selected Reserve Soldiers through voluntary education services that enhance recruiting, retention, and readiness of Army Reserve Soldiers.

What has the Army Reserve done? The Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services program has continuously provided an array of education opportunities since its inception. These programs include:

- Tuition Assistance
- Montgomery G I Bill (Chapter 1606)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Testing Program (DANTES)
- Student Guide to Success
- Credit for Military Experience
- Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System
- Troops to Teachers Program
- Spouse to Teachers Program

What efforts does the Army Reserve plan to continue in the future? The Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services was identified by the Chief, Army Reserve, as a Soldier priority for 2006.

For more additional information on Army Reserve Education Services

For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.

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Program for Soldiers to Earn $1,000 Referral Bonus Expanded

The latest recruiting incentive that will pay Soldiers a $1,000 lump payment for referring applicants who enlist, complete basic training, and graduate advanced individual training has been expanded. Effective 1 June 2006, Army Retirees are eligible to provide referrals under this program and receive the $1K bonus by referring persons that have not previously conducted an appointment with a recruiter.

The Secretary of the Army may pay a bonus to any Soldier who refers to an Army recruiter a person who has not previously served in the Armed Forces and enlists in either the Active Army, Army National Guard or the Army Reserves. The referral may not be an immediate family member and the Soldier referring may not be serving in a recruiting or retention assignment.

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