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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, August 14 2012

Today's Focus:

Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program

Senior Leaders are Saying

It is critical as leaders that we reduce the stigma of seeking behavioral health care. There is a stigma out there and it's in our society and the Army. I've seen a big improvement over the years, but we still need to get after this one.

- Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commanding general, I Corps, opens the Aug. 2 press session by reiterating his top priority as the senior mission commander -- to ensure service members and families are getting access to the care they need, and reduce the stigma associated with seeking behavioral health care.

Disability review method changed

What They're Saying

I didn't have the best of days today, but looking back, there are no regrets. I'm taking everything positive out of it. I really enjoyed my experience. If this was a domestic competition, I would have been upset with my performance, but I think just the atmosphere. I didn't win a medal today, but I was here to at least have a chance at a medal. Only 36 people in the world can say that.

- Spc. Dennis Bowsher, finishes 32nd in the Olympic men's modern pentathlon, a five-sports-in-one-day event, Aug. 11.

Bowsher finishes 32nd in Olympic modern pentathlon

A Culture of Engagement

Calendar

150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

August

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

Aug 1: Army Day
Aug 26: Women's Equality Day Related site: Army.mil: Women in the Army
September

National Preparedness Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Suicide Prevention Month

Sept. 11: Patriots Day

Sept. 16: POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sept. 25: Army.mil: Gold Star Mothers Day

Today's Focus

Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program

What is it?

The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program is an innovative, strategic Army marketing and recruiting program that establishes partnership programs with a cross-section of U.S. industries and public sector agencies. Upon enlistment or contract agreement in the PaYS program, enlisted active duty or Army Reserves Soldiers, whose military service was characterized as honorable and/or completion of their active duty training and ROTC Cadets who receive a Bachelor's Degree and commission are guaranteed immediate job interviews. Corporations, companies and public sector agencies that sign the PaYS partnership agreement are incorporated into community-based grassroots programs and are informed and motivated Center of Influencers (COI).

What has the Army done?

&bull The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program started in Fiscal Year 2000 to provide America's youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future.

&bull On 1 October 2002, the PaYS program expanded to include the Army Reserve.

&bull On 1 January 2008, the PaYS program expanded to include the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program.

&bull A total of 447 companies and government agencies have established a partnership with the Army PaYS Program. Since, FY 2000, the PaYS program has connected 119,775 Regular Army Soldiers, 27,579 Army Reservists and 1,857 ROTC cadets to potential employers.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

&bull The Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) Manpower & Reserve Affairs (M&RA) will supervise and integrate Army policies and programs pertaining to recruitment, marketing and brand management, including ensuring the alignment of related strategic communication.

&bull The U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG), a field operating agency of the ASA M&RA, manages and administers the PaYS Program.

&bull Align AMRG's concept plan to develop the best-value strategies and tactics to inform the American people and motivate the most qualified candidates to consider Army service in support of the Army's recruiting mission.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army PaYS program supports the President's emphasis to provide employment opportunities for Veterans. The Army PaYS program supports the Army's mission to recruit, with integrity, high quality men and women who meet the requirements of America's Army and also assists in reconnecting America with its Army. Soldiers who participate in the program develop valuable skills and experience, in addition to gaining opportunities for employment with organizations who understand the value of their military service. This partnership connection provides a win-win situation for all.

Resources:

Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program website

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