FORT KNOX, Ky. —
Recruiters across the country are answering the Army birthday’s “Call to Service” with a nationwide recruiting blitz June 14.
More than 10,000 Soldiers who work out of about 1,400 recruiting stations will participate in the “call to service” to help correct misperceptions about military service and educate their communities about the opportunities and benefits of serving in the U.S. Army.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command Soldiers are responsible for finding the right talent to fill more than 80,000 jobs in 150 different career fields. This recruiting blitz is dedicated to hiring the right people with the right talent, so the Army can develop and train them for the right jobs.
The Department of Defense is the largest employer in the world and is responsible for the protection of the nation and its people — to be successful, this mission requires a qualified, well-trained workforce eager to make a difference.
With only 29 percent of youth meeting the minimum qualifications to serve as a Soldier, the recruiting force is prepared for the challenge and willing to compete for the right people, according to the commanding general of USAREC, Maj. Gen. Frank Muth.
“The journey is not easy, but it is rewarding,” Muth said. “The opportunities that await new recruits far outweigh the challenges.”
Those selected to serve receive top-notch technical training and education, the general added. A career in the Army offers benefits and perks that often match or surpass those offered by civilian employers.
Soldiers at recruiting stations in every zip code across the country will be actively interacting with communities throughout the week to celebrate 244 years of the Army’s dedicated service to the United States.
“Generations of Americans have given themselves to the future of our nation,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia, USAREC’s senior enlisted leader. “I know the youth of today will now continue that legacy and will preserve our freedom, our way of life.”
For those interested in learning more about career opportunities with the U.S. Army or to find the nearest recruiter, visit www.goarmy.com.