Army Reserve: Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services

Monday September 17, 2007

What is it? Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services is a Department of Defense-Program in which the Human Resources Command - St. Louis, MO serves as the Executive Agent. The Program is executed through Commanders for Regional Readiness Commands world wide. The basic tenet of Voluntary Education Services is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for Selected Reserve Soldiers that enhance their personal and professional development. The Voluntary Education Services program benefits the Army Reserve by enhancing recruitment, retention and readiness.

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

- Tuition Assistance* ($250 per semester hour - $4500 annual cap),
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Testing Program (CLEP and DSST),
- Student Guide to Success,
- Credit for Military Experience,
- Certification and Licensure,
- Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS),
- Troops to Teachers Program, and
- 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 Fiscal Year 2006. The Army Reserve is poised to streamline and enhance the Army Reserve Tuition Assistance program to ensure all eligible Soldiers receive financial assistance. Army Reserve Education Services Specialists will continue to provide guidance and direction to Soldiers needed to enhance their military careers through voluntary education, and assist in charting their education career path so that they can compete with their counterparts in civilian life upon completion of military service. In addition, the Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services will continue to partner with DANTES to provide professional certification and licensure examinations to military personnel, spouses and civilians. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.

**- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement.**

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