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Ten Great Benefits of Getting an Army Job

By Brad - Sunday 20 Jul 2:53 pm

The benefits of getting an army job are many. The following are a few of them:

  • 1. Get An Education For Free

Not only are your education costs paid for, you get PAID full-time wages to go to school. The army also has counselors available to help you in choosing the courses that you need to qualify for your chosen profession.

  • 2. Protect Hearth and Home

An army job gives you the chance to protect hearth and home like no other job does.

  • 3. Compensation

When comparing the income of similar civilian and army jobs, turns out that the army job pays more. The base pay is less, but once you factor in Housing, Food Allowance, Special Pay, Tax Advantages and Healthcare, the army job comes out on top.

Additionally, there are many other ways for a soldier to earn extra pay.

  • 4. Extra Edge in Job Experience

At the time of enlistment, a soldier can opt to take advantage of the Partnership for Youth Success Program which will give him/her priority consideration for jobs at select companies (around 225 companies) all over the country in his post army job career. Many are Fortune 500 companies.

  • 5. Retirement Plan

As a soldier, you have the option of contributing to a 401-K-type savings and investment plan which is more attractive and has more benefits than a regular civilian plan.

  • 6. Physical Strength

There’s physically fit and then there’s army strong. The army will keep you in shape. 

  • 7. Adventure

If adventure is what you’re looking for, the army provides that in abundance.

  • 8. Earn Professional Training Certificates

In your army job career you will have the opportunity to earn professional and trade certifications that will help you succeed in your civilian career.

  • 9. Health Care

You and your family are automatically covered by a HMO type health care plan that provides health and dental coverage at little or no cost. Group Life Insurance called Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, is a low cost life insurance available for active duty and army reserve soldiers.

  • 10. Vacation

The army feels that time off for a soldier is important to his well-being and that of his family. As a soldier in an active army job you get thirty days vacation a year, weekends off and national holidays off as well. As with any job, the necessity comes up occasionally to work weekends or holidays.

Posted in: Army Jobs

What Army Job Can I Get Without Enlisting?

By Brad - Friday 18 Jul 10:37 am

The Department of the Army was ranked one of the best places in the Federal Government to work in 2007. The rankings were judged by employee satisfaction in areas such as pay and benefits, family-friendly culture and benefits, and work/life balance.

There are many NAF or Non-Appropriated Fund army jobs in the fields of Child Development, Food and Beverage Management, Golf and Bowling, Recreation, Hotels and Billeting, Clerical and Administration, to name a few.

To search for these army jobs, go to Click ‘Search for Jobs’ and choose from some important criteria on the form to find army job vacancies. You will see that there are 50 plus fields to choose from, and different states and countries to select from. This will allow you to target your search for the many army jobs available. Be sure to fill out the ‘Applicant Eligibility’ as well.

The US army has a student program to provide work experience for anyone interested in working in the challenging field of government service prior to graduation. Whether you’re in high school, technical or vocational, college or university, or accepted to post grad studies, as long as you are a degree-seeking student, an army job can give you the experience you need in your field to be attractive to an employer.

For more information, click on ‘Student Opportunities’ from the above website.

The Intern/Fellows get paid a full-time wage while going to school or attending training. Educational costs are also paid. The Intern or Fellow is considered a full-time federal civilian employee. At the completion of training the successful Fellow may be offered a 25% of base pay bonus for signing on and the Intern is provided with a permanent placement in an army job.

The Internet has the most reliable, up to date information for army jobs available. The vacancy announcement will provide a description of the army job and salary range, whether it’s temporary or permanent, full or part-time and information on who can apply. These announcement sites are updated daily.

As an army employee, you receive a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance.
  • Generous retirement programs.
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time.
  • Flexible work environment.
  • Paid employment related training and education.
  • Possible student loan repayment.
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable.
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards.
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Annual pay increases.

Posted in: Army Jobs