FORT KNOX, Ky. – The U.S. Army is kicking off its first nationwide virtual hiring campaign June 30-July 2 with a goal of recruiting 10,000 new Soldiers to serve in 150 different occupations.
Army National Hiring Days is an all-Army effort to inspire individuals across the nation to “Join Us.”
As part of the three-day hiring event, Army leaders, operational units, recruiters and community partners across America will focus on encouraging individuals to explore the Army’s career paths, ranging from traditional combat roles to support positions in logistics, engineering and technology. They will also highlight the benefits of military service, to include health insurance, retirement plans, training and education opportunities, and family support programs.
Maj. Gen. David J. Francis, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, fully supports the Army’s effort of hiring full-time and part-time Soldiers in the federal and state service during the Army National Hiring Days.
“We are offering career opportunities in 150 fields, including aviation, cyber, artificial intelligence, healthcare, big data analysis and many more,” Francis said. “The Army is the best trained, best equipped and most talented force in the world, and we are looking for those in the Wiregrass area that want to be a part of our team.
“The Army is a great option and way forward for displaced workers who qualify for service," he added.
U.S. Army recruiters have focused heavily on virtual communications since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a socially distant society. This new virtual hiring event will be the first time the Army has come together as a whole to leverage the digital space in a concentrated all-Army nationwide recruiting effort.
“The last three months have challenged America, and our Army has been part of the team working to fight this pandemic together,” said Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, commanding general for U.S. Army Recruiting Command. “We are adapting our recruiting efforts to the current environment to ensure we can continue to protect and support our nation in the future. We believe Army National Hiring Days will help us find the right people who are ready to ‘Join Us.’”
During Army National Hiring Days, interested individuals can visit www.goarmy.com/hiringdays to see if they meet the qualifications, learn about job opportunities and associated hiring incentives, and connect with a recruiter in their area.
“The Army has a career for every interest, and many people aren’t really aware of that,” Muth said. “You’ll receive the technical training to succeed in your field and then have access to education benefits to go even further.”
To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, individuals must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be 17-34 years old; achieve a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test; meet medical, moral and physical requirements; and be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Qualified applicants are eligible for bonuses up to $40,000 or student loan reimbursement up to $65,000, depending on the selected occupation, ASVAB scores, contract length, and timeline for shipping to basic training.
For more information about Army opportunities and to find a local recruiter, visit goarmy.com.
LOCAL RECRUITING STATIONS
Enterprise -- (334) 347-0314
Dothan -- (334) 793-3622