Army Recruiting in Issaquah<br />SFC Jeffery W. Crane<br />Station Commander<br />Since 10 AUG 2009<br />
Mission Statement<br /><ul><li>Our Mission is to enlist high quality Soldiers into the United States Army. These VOLUNTEER...
Recruiting Staff<br />3<br />Sergeant First Class                   Sergeant Kevin Kim <br />    Jeffery Crane<br />
Station footprint<br /><ul><li>North – Redmond
South – Renton
East – Snoqualmie Pass
West – Lake Sammamish</li></ul>4<br />
What we provide<br />Positive Motivation<br />Mentorship<br />Careers<br />Direction<br />5<br />
What motivates people to enlist?<br /><ul><li>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
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  1. 1. Army Recruiting in Issaquah<br />SFC Jeffery W. Crane<br />Station Commander<br />Since 10 AUG 2009<br />
  2. 2. Mission Statement<br /><ul><li>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.</li></ul>2<br />
  3. 3. Recruiting Staff<br />3<br />Sergeant First Class Sergeant Kevin Kim <br /> Jeffery Crane<br />
  4. 4. Station footprint<br /><ul><li>North – Redmond
  5. 5. South – Renton
  6. 6. East – Snoqualmie Pass
  7. 7. West – Lake Sammamish</li></ul>4<br />
  8. 8. What we provide<br />Positive Motivation<br />Mentorship<br />Careers<br />Direction<br />5<br />
  9. 9. What motivates people to enlist?<br /><ul><li>The dominant reason in this area: gaining independence
  10. 10. Enlistment benefits are usually a small factor
  11. 11. Short-term thinking
  12. 12. Job choices vary based on the person
  13. 13. Recent enlistees selected
  14. 14. Human Resources
  15. 15. Infantry
  16. 16. Diesel Mechanic</li></ul>6<br />
  17. 17. Enlistment Options<br />7<br /><ul><li>Army Reserve
  18. 18. Part-time
  19. 19. Local units
  20. 20. Bothell
  21. 21. Fort Lawton
  22. 22. Tumwater
  23. 23. JBLM
  24. 24. Great for students or career applicants
  25. 25. Regular Army
  26. 26. Full-time
  27. 27. Global assignments
  28. 28. Over 150 career opportunities</li></li></ul><li>Our challenges<br />Misconceptions<br />Schools<br />Caveat: generally helpful in the area<br />Two visits per year while students are surrounded by colleges<br />Separate career days for “Other than 4 year college” plans<br />www.march2success.com<br />Lack of involvement by the veteran community in the area<br />8<br />
  29. 29. Our successes<br />Great relationship with the NJROTC<br />Very helpful VIP persons in the local area<br />More community members are stepping forward to provide insight and feedback<br />Great support of our Future Soldiers and their families<br />9<br />
  30. 30. After the Army<br />10<br />
  31. 31. Two GI Bills…<br /><ul><li>Everyone, in every branch, receives the MGIB unless they decline it in writing
  32. 32. Paid through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) directly to the student
  33. 33. You contribute $100 / month for your first 12 months in the service and receive (total):
  34. 34. Active Duty
  35. 35. 2 year enlistment - $41,688 ($1,158 / month)
  36. 36. 3-6 year enlistment - $51,336 ($1,426 / month)
  37. 37. Reserve Duty
  38. 38. 6 year enlistment - $12,132 ($337 / month)
  39. 39. Can be converted to the Post 9-11 GI Bill</li></ul>11<br />Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)<br />Post 9-11 GI Bill<br /><ul><li>Pro-rated based on time spent on Active Duty since 11 Sep 2001
  40. 40. Available to all branches, paid through the VA
  41. 41. Reserve Initial Entry Training counts
  42. 42. You receive (assumes 3 years or more on Active Duty):
  43. 43. 100% of your tuition is paid while you attend a public college or university (paid to school)
  44. 44. Monthly living stipend based on zip code of school (the 2011 rate for UW is $1,452 / month, paid to student)
  45. 45. $1,000 allowance per year for books and supplies (paid to student)</li></ul>All figures assume full-time school attendance after service is complete<br />
  46. 46. Army Tuition Assistance<br /><ul><li>Provides Active Duty and Army Reserve Soldiers with $4,500 per fiscal year (01 OCT – 31 SEP) to attend school while serving
  47. 47. Completely separate benefit from the MGIB, Post 9-11 GI Bill, and ACF
  48. 48. Available for traditional and distance learning classes
  49. 49. Every year, a new $4,500 is available for use by each Soldier
  50. 50. The per-semester-hour cap is set at $250</li></ul>12<br />
  51. 51. Contact us<br /><ul><li>Issaquah Army Recruiting Station:
  52. 52. 425-557-5371
  53. 53. www.facebook.com/issaquah.army.recruiting
  54. 54. 6L2S@usarec.army.mil</li></ul>13<br />

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