FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command and U.S. Army Cadet Command signed a memorandum of understanding here Friday.

The purpose of the memorandum is to document the efforts between USAREC and USAAC in support of the Total Army Recruiting and Accessions mission. A cooperative approach at each level between the two commands enables unity of effort across the Army's accessions enterprise.

The partnership between USACC and USAREC will allow them to collaborate and form teams of professionals on college campuses in support of Army accessions. They will exchange information and assistance that supports each command's mission.

Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, commanding general of USAREC and Maj. Gen. John Evans commanding general USACC were both present to sign the agreement.

Muth said he is already starting to hear of the positive impacts of synergizing the two commands' efforts.

"We are making sure we are doing the right thing for Army accessions, both officer and enlisted," Muth said. "We are all recruiting for the same Army."

Evans said some individuals may choose ROTC to obtain a degree before commissioning while others may choose to enlist and pursue a degree while serving, but "higher education is a part of the path for every Soldier."