By Mr. Robert Hansgen (Community Covenant News)January 25, 2010
The Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program provides America's youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. The PaYS program works to connect and partner civilian corporations and companies, as well as local government agencies, with the Army. The PaYS partners project and forecast future openings into a database that matches their forecasted needs with Army Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). During the enlistment process, the applicants select their MOS, associated incentives and term of enlistment, and then are given the opportunity to select a job with a PaYS partner. A Statement of Understanding containing details of the particular PaYS option is signed and a copy given to the Future Soldier. The PaYS partner promises to interview the Army PaYS Soldier for this selected position as long as the Soldier receives an honorable discharge after one enlistment, is otherwise qualified, and a job vacancy exists.