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Brief to Issaquah Kiwanis about local Recruiting activities

Brief to Issaquah Kiwanis about local Recruiting activities

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    Army Recruiting in Issaquah Army Recruiting in Issaquah Presentation Transcript

    • Army Recruiting in Issaquah
      SFC Jeffery W. Crane
      Station Commander
      Since 10 AUG 2009
    • Mission Statement
      • Our Mission is to enlist high quality Soldiers into the United States Army. These VOLUNTEERS enable the US Army to simultaneously defend our nation and engage terrorists while winning wars overseas.
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    • Recruiting Staff
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      Sergeant First Class Sergeant Kevin Kim
      Jeffery Crane
    • Station footprint
      • North – Redmond
      • South – Renton
      • East – Snoqualmie Pass
      • West – Lake Sammamish
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    • What we provide
      Positive Motivation
      Mentorship
      Careers
      Direction
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    • What motivates people to enlist?
      • The dominant reason in this area: gaining independence
      • Enlistment benefits are usually a small factor
      • Short-term thinking
      • Job choices vary based on the person
      • Recent enlistees selected
      • Human Resources
      • Infantry
      • Diesel Mechanic
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    • Enlistment Options
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      • Army Reserve
      • Part-time
      • Local units
      • Bothell
      • Fort Lawton
      • Tumwater
      • JBLM
      • Great for students or career applicants
      • Regular Army
      • Full-time
      • Global assignments
      • Over 150 career opportunities
    • Our challenges
      Misconceptions
      Schools
      Caveat: generally helpful in the area
      Two visits per year while students are surrounded by colleges
      Separate career days for “Other than 4 year college” plans
      www.march2success.com
      Lack of involvement by the veteran community in the area
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    • Our successes
      Great relationship with the NJROTC
      Very helpful VIP persons in the local area
      More community members are stepping forward to provide insight and feedback
      Great support of our Future Soldiers and their families
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    • After the Army
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    • Two GI Bills…
      • Everyone, in every branch, receives the MGIB unless they decline it in writing
      • Paid through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) directly to the student
      • You contribute $100 / month for your first 12 months in the service and receive (total):
      • Active Duty
      • 2 year enlistment - $41,688 ($1,158 / month)
      • 3-6 year enlistment - $51,336 ($1,426 / month)
      • Reserve Duty
      • 6 year enlistment - $12,132 ($337 / month)
      • Can be converted to the Post 9-11 GI Bill
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      Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
      Post 9-11 GI Bill
      • Pro-rated based on time spent on Active Duty since 11 Sep 2001
      • Available to all branches, paid through the VA
      • Reserve Initial Entry Training counts
      • You receive (assumes 3 years or more on Active Duty):
      • 100% of your tuition is paid while you attend a public college or university (paid to school)
      • Monthly living stipend based on zip code of school (the 2011 rate for UW is $1,452 / month, paid to student)
      • $1,000 allowance per year for books and supplies (paid to student)
      All figures assume full-time school attendance after service is complete
    • Army Tuition Assistance
      • Provides Active Duty and Army Reserve Soldiers with $4,500 per fiscal year (01 OCT – 31 SEP) to attend school while serving
      • Completely separate benefit from the MGIB, Post 9-11 GI Bill, and ACF
      • Available for traditional and distance learning classes
      • Every year, a new $4,500 is available for use by each Soldier
      • The per-semester-hour cap is set at $250
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    • Contact us
      • Issaquah Army Recruiting Station:
      • 425-557-5371
      • www.facebook.com/issaquah.army.recruiting
      • 6L2S@usarec.army.mil
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