A Detailed Look At The Benefits Of Army Enlistment
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The military puts a heavy investment on each individual soldier, just as every enlisted person makes the same commitment to serve their country. Army enlistment benefits are some of the most generous ...

The military puts a heavy investment on each individual soldier, just as every enlisted person makes the same commitment to serve their country. Army enlistment benefits are some of the most generous ever seen to create a well rounded, inspired volunteer armed forces.

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  • 1. A DETAILED LOOK AT THE BENEFITS OF ARMY ENLISTMENT
  • 2. AMERICA’S BEST RESOURCES The military puts a heavy investment on each individual soldier, just as every enlisted person makes the same commitment to serve their country. Army enlistment benefits are some of the most generous ever seen to create a well rounded, inspired volunteer armed forces. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 3. THREE TYPES OF ARMY BENEFITS Benefits today for Army enlistment fall under three categories: • Education Benefits • Pay And Bonuses • Family Benefits Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 4. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: THE MONTGOMERY GI BILL Under the Montgomery GI Bill -- Active Duty, active duty soldiers receive a monthly benefit to attend nearly any degree, certification, or training program full time, including distance and correspondence learning. Soldiers can contribute their own funds as well, which the military matches, typically on an 8 to 1 basis up to a large amount. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 5. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: POST-9/11 GI BILL Since 2001, the Post-9/11 GI bill now includes expanded benefits, up to paying for the entire tuition fee for state colleges. In addition, a stipend is available for living expenses as well as school fees and books. Reservists who serve at least 90 days can receive up to 80% of the current benefits as well. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 6. PAY AND BONUSES BENEFITS On top of that, there is a uniform allowance, food allowances or access to a dining hall, and housing allowances or on-base free room. Cost of living adjustments are made for soldiers based in the more expensive areas of the country. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 7. PAY AND BONUSES BENEFITS There are also many opportunities for bonuses. Civilian experience and specialty training often directly translates into a periodic bonus. High-demand jobs also pay incentives, such as a translator with fluency in Arabic and other Middle Eastern languages. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 8. FAMILY BENEFITS The family and dependents of those in the armed services are just as important as the soldiers themselves. Relocation benefits and separation pay is made available to personnel. Healthcare is provided free of charge and life insurance is made available at a discount. Education benefits are also payable to dependents in case of disability and for veterans. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 9. FAMILY BENEFITS Vacation time is provided up to 30 days a year as well. There are numerous recreational and entertainment programs available for family members and children who live on base. Finally, many ancillary services, such as tax preparation and legal services, are provided free of charge. Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0
  • 10. THANK YOU SOLDIERS Army enlistment benefits are extremely generous. The armed services take their investment in each individual soldier seriously, for they are the front line of America’s rights and freedoms. CONSIDERING THE ARMY? For a free Army career pack, visit www.army.net Photo Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/ / CC BY 2.0