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A presentation that highlights the major programs available to Soldiers who want to pursue their education.

A presentation that highlights the major programs available to Soldiers who want to pursue their education.

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    • US Army College Benefits Explained
      Current as of: 04 Mar 2011
    • Leadership traits
      Hands-on experience
      Army College Fund or Reserve GI Bill Kicker
      Montgomery or Post 9-11 GI Bill
      100% Tuition Assistance
      Your formal and informal education
    • Two GI Bills, you pick…
      • 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
    • The Army College Fund (ACF)
      • A program specific to the Active Duty Army only as an enlistment incentive
      • Adds a set amount of $$ to the monthly payment of the Montgomery GI Bill or, to the Monthly Living Stipend of the Post 9-11 GI Bill
      • Paid through the Army directly to the student
      • Benefit (total amounts):
      • 2 year enlistment - adds $150 / month (MGIB / ACF total - $47,088)
      • 3 year enlistment - adds $250 / month (MGIB / ACF total - $60,336)
      • 4 year enlistment - adds $350 / month (MGIB / ACF total - $63,936)
      • 5 year enlistment - adds $650 / month (MGIB / ACF total - $74,736)
      • 6 year enlistment - adds $950 / month (MGIB / ACF total - $85,536)
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      All figures assume full-time school attendance after service is complete
    • The Selected Reserve MGIB Kicker
      • A program specific to the Army Reserve as an enlistment incentive
      • Adds a set amount of $$ to the monthly payment of the Reserve Montgomery GI Bill or, to the Monthly Living Stipend of the Post 9-11 GI Bill
      • Paid through the Army directly to the student
      • Benefit varies depending on job selected and entry rank (total amounts):
      • Adds $100 to $350 to the monthly payment
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      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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    • Hands on experience
      • The US Army is the largest branch of the United States military with over 600,000 Soldiers on Active Duty alone
      • The US Army is the world’s largest vocational instruction entity. Most positions are entry level meaning that no previous knowledge of the job or field is necessary
      • The US Army has entry-level positions for welders, machinists, diesel mechanics, aircraft mechanics, boat mechanics, heavy construction equipment operators, electricians, general construction, and more…
      • The US Army has entry level positions for many high-demand tech jobs including: Information Technology Specialists, Satellite Communications, Telephone Communications, Network Integrators, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operators, Avionics Systems Repairers, Radar Technicians, and more…
      • The US Army is a great stepping stone for the medical community. We have entry level positions for Radiology Specialists, Lab Techs, Licensed Practical Nurses, EMTs, Operating Room Technicians, and more…
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      Availability depends on job vacancies
    • Leadership Traits
      • Every Soldier is mentored to be a leader from day one
      • We share a belief system rooted in the seven Army values:
      • Soldiers feel a deep sense of camaraderie and Army pride
      • Civilian employers place Soldiers in high regard
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    • Questions / Want more information?
      • Issaquah Army Recruiting Station:
      • 425-557-5371
      • www.facebook.com/issaquah.army.recruiting
      • 6L2S@usarec.army.mil
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    • References
      • Montgomery GI / Post 9-11 GI Bill
      • www.va.gov
      • Post 9-11 GI Bill monthly stipend rates (pay grade E-5, with dependents)
      • https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm
      • All others
      • www.goarmy.com
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