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Title: Military Career Pathways

Military Career Pathways
Selection Process and Benefits
  • Smithville R-II School District
  • College Planning Night
  • February 4, 2015

U. S. Army Recruiting Battalion Kansas City
Serving in the Military is
  • Not a termination of educational goals, but an
    extension of them.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • The Military is a roadblock to a higher
  • Qualified servicemembers can receive more than
    70,000 in tuition benefits.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • People in the Military are not compensated as
    well as private-sector workers.
  • Military pay is comparable to, and in some cases
    better than, its civilian counterpart.
  • Services often include enlistment bonuses when
    there is a need for personnel in specialized
    fields. Amounts and requirements change
    frequently, so check with recruiters for the
    latest information.
  • After 20 years of service, retired personnel can
    potentially receive military retirement pay for

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • Military training and jobs have little relation
    to the civilian world.
  • 91 percent of military jobs have direct civilian

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • You don't need to finish high school to join the
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    to enlist.
  • A GED may be accepted with special approval.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • It's nearly impossible for ordinary people to
    complete Basic Training.
  • Ninety-one percent of recruits complete their
    first six months of service.
  • Despite a tough reputation, drill sergeants
    sincerely want recruits to succeed.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • Servicemembers don't get much vacation time.
  • Servicemembers receive 30 days of paid vacation a
  • Servicemembers also receive 21 days of adoption
    leave and 10 days of paternity leave.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • The Military is just for people who like
  • While all servicemembers are trained to respond
    to threats, 91 percent of military jobs do not
    involve direct combat operations.
  • Non-combat jobs in the Military include roles in
    journalism, business administration, food service
    and human resources.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • When you join the Military, you join for life.
  • The length of active-duty service can be as
    little as two years.
  • Length of service can vary, but a first term
    generally involves eight years, with two to four
    years of Active Duty and the remainder in a
    Reserve unit or the Individual Ready Reserve

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • Some servicemembers never get deployed.
  • While the majority of military jobs are not in
    direct combat, all servicemembers must be
    prepared for the possibility of deployment.
  • Servicemembers aren't always deployed to combat
    areas they may also be deployed on foreign and
    domestic humanitarian missions.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • Women have a hard time achieving success in the
  • On average, across the Services, more than 79 of
    all jobs in the Military are open to women.
  • Women account for close to 18 percent of the U.S.

Military Myths vs Reality
  • MYTH
  • It's hard to start a family in the Military since
    you don't know when you'll be deployed.
  • Female servicemembers cannot be deployed overseas
    or away from their permanent duty stations for at
    least 4 months after their child is born.
  • Male servicemembers receive 10 days of paternity
    leave, which is comparable to the leave given in
    civilian careers.

Military Academies
Academy Location Undergrad. Enrollment Min. ACT Admission Rate
Air Force Colorado Springs, CO 4461 26 11
Coast Guard New London, CT 963 26 1
Merchant Marine Kings Point, NY 986 23 NA
Naval Annapolis, MD 4,441 24 7
West Point West Point, NY 4,487 25 11
  • Excellent option for students who are interested
    in serving the country and receiving a quality
    education at NO COST.
  • Highly selective admission policies and require
    at least five years of service upon graduation.

Selection Criteria
  • U. S. Citizen At least 17, before 23rd birthday
    - Unmarried
  • Nomination Requirements Member of U.S. Congress
  • Physical Exam Required
  • Strong Math and Science Background
  • Other Criteria
  • Evidence of physical challenges
  • Rigor of HS coursework
  • Demonstrated strength of character
  • Leadership potential demonstrated through
    extracurricular activities
  • Athletic ability, and interesting extracurricular
    involvement may require evaluations from PE
  • Strength of personal letters for application

U. S. Army Specific
Officer Programs
  • Officer Candidate School (OCS) Both Regular
    Army and Army Reserve
  • Army Reserve Direct Commission Program
  • Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships
  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
  • Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD)
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program
  • Medical Officers Program

u. s. Army Specific
Military Career Pathways in Local Colleges ROTC
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • Commissions over 50 of the future officer
  • Trains college students for National Guard, Army
    Reserve, and active duty officer assignments
  • Other commissioning sources include Officer
    Candidate School (OCS), West Point, and Direct
  • Eight-year military service obligation

Military Career Pathways in Local Colleges ROTC
  • Park University
  • Missouri Western University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Benedictine College
  • University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)
  • William Jewell
  • Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • K-State

Missouri Science and Technology - Rolla
  • Military Science Program
  • (24-27 CR) ABOVE the Bachelors Degree
  • Minor in Military Science
  • Advanced Course (12 CR)
  • Military History Elective (3 CR)
  • Human Behavior Elective (3 CR)
  • Commissioning Requirements
  • Basic and Advanced Course Credit
  • Military History Elective
  • Leadership Development Advanced Camp (LDAC)

National ROTC Scholarship
  • Full-Tuition OR Room and Board
  • Length 3 to 4.5 years
  • Book Allowance 1,200 per year
  • Stipend 300-500 per month
  • Some Universities provides per year (S T
    provides 2,000)
  • Merit-based (academics/leadership/athletics)
  • Apply online at
  • Juniors apply Feb. 15th to Jan. 10th of Senior

College Campus-Based Scholarships
  • Same benefits as ROTC Scholarship
  • Length 2 to 3.5 years.
  • Students apply through Army ROTC on campus
  • Must have 2 years of college left to apply
  • Masters students may apply
  • Masters scholarships limited to 20 months
  • Service commitment upon receipt of scholarship.

Simultaneous Membership Program
  • Enlisted National Guard and Army Reserve Cadets
  • Federal Tuition Assistance up to 4,500/year
  • Missouri Tuition Assistance up to 100 in-state
  • Monthly E-5 Drill pay 340.00
  • Reserve GI Bill 337/month (if eligible)
  • Selected Reserve GI Bill Kicker 350/month
    (written in contract)

GRFD ScholarshipGuaranteed Reserve Forces Duty
  • Must Commission into National Guard or Reserves
  • Length 2 years or 3 years
  • Chapter 1606/1607 GI Bill if eligible ( 2 yr.
  • All benefits of ROTC Scholarship in addition to
    Simultaneous Membership Program benefits.

Educational Tuition Assistance
  • Regular Army
  • Eligible to active-duty Soldiers for approved
    off-duty courses. 100 percent of course costs,
    up to 250 per credit hour, with a maximum of
    4,500 per academic year.
  • Army Reserve
  • Available to selected Reserve soldiers for
    approved courses. 100 percent of course costs up
    to 250 per credit hour, with a maximum of 4,500
    per academic year.

Enlisted Programs
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Must be at least 17 years old .
  • Written parental consent required for 17-year
    olds before enlistment selection
  • Must pass enlistment physical
  • Must meet moral eligibility requirements/screening
  • Must qualify on Armed Services Vocational
    Aptitude Battery for enlistment and MOS selected

Career Management FieldsMilitary Occupational
Specialties (MOS)
Infantry Engineering Field Artillery
Air Defense Artillery Aircraft Maintenance Special Forces
Armor Communications and Information Systems Paralegal
Military Police Military Intelligence Financial Management
Psychological Operations Civil Affairs Adjutant General
Band Public Affairs Religious Support
Medical Chemical Recruitment and Reenlistment
Transportation Ammunition Mechanical Maintenance
Supply and Services Electronic Maintenance and Calibration
Whether you are an Officer or an enlisted Soldier
on Active Duty or in the Army Reserve you are
paid for your work. You are provided with
housing and meals if you live on Post or money to
help pay for housing/meals if you live off
Post. Depending on your individual Army job and
situation, the U.S. Army offers many different
benefits, as well as allowances for basic living
Basic Pay for Active Duty Soldiers
Private (E1) Basic Trng. 2 or less 1,546.83 18,561.96
Private (E2) 2 or less 1,733.88 20,806.56
Sergeant (E5) Over 3 2,464.34 29,572.08
Sergeant First Class (E7) Over 8 3,630.84 43,570.08
Warrant Officer (W-1) Over 6 3,632.08 43,584.96
Second Lieutenant (O-1) 2 or less 2,934.30 35,211.60
Lieutenant COL (O-5) Over 12 7,261.37 87,136.44
COL (O-6) Over 18 9,272.24 111,266.88
MAJOR (2-Star) General (O-8) Over 18 12,955.36 155,464.32
This 2013 chart reflects BASIC PAY ONLY and
does not include bonuses, allowances and other
Health Care Vacation
  • Medical and Dental Health Care
  • Available to Soldier and Family at little or no
  • Low-Cost Group Life Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time
  • 30-days Vacation Earned Annually
  • Weekends Free
  • National Holidays
  • Sick Days as Needed
  • Opportunity to Travel

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Clothing
  • Cost of Living
  • Moving Relocation
  • Family Separation

Active Army Military Pay (JAN 2012)
  • Any Enlisted Army Job
  • gt3 years
  • E-5 SGT 2,375.40
  • BAH 1,863.00
  • BAH w/o 1,575.00
  • BAS 348.44
  • Monthly w/o 4,298.44
  • Yearly 51,581.28
  • Any Officer Army Job
  • gt3 years
  • O-2 First LT 4,274.40
  • BAH 2,028.00
  • BAH w/o 1,830.00
  • BAS 239.96
  • Monthly w/o 6,344.36
  • Yearly 76,132.32

BAH Basic Allowance for Housing Tax Free
Income BAH w/o Without Dependents Tax Free
Income BAS Basic Allowance for Subsistence
(Food) Tax Free Income BAH/S is FT Lauderdale,
FL- Tax Free Income
If you are Selected, Do you Qualify for a Bonus?
  • Enlistment Bonus
  • Education Bonus
  • Civilian Skills Bonus
  • Ranger Bonus
  • Officer Candidate School Bonus
  • Middle Eastern Translator Aide Bonus

Sample Benefits
  • Active Army
  • Enlistment bonuses totaling up to 40,000.
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Will be detailed in an
    upcoming slide).
  • Up to 65,000 to repay qualifying student loans.
  • Up to 4500 a year tuition assistance for college
    while serving.
  • Army Reserve
  • Enlistment bonuses totaling up to 20,000.
  • (up to 15,000 for prior service applicants).
  • Up to 23,292 for college with the Selected
    Reserve MGIB with kicker.
  • Up to 20,000 to repay qualifying student loans.
  • Up to 4500 a year tuition assistance for college
    while serving.

Educational Programs
  • Numerous programs before, during, and after
  • The Enlisted Degree Program (Begins 01 JAN 2011)
  • Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Financial Aid Programs, including up to 65,000
    for loan repayment to help Soldiers repay
    existing qualifying student loans
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Army College Fund

Got Class(A 10-year comparison of college
education enlistments)
Completed Fiscal Year 2001 Fiscal year 2010
One Semester 2,229 3,631
60 Semester Hours 860 2,801
Associate Degree 796 1,943
Bachelors Degree 2,064 5,725
Masters Degree 117 601
Post-Masters Degree 4 10
Doctorate 8 6
Post Doctorate 0 12
First Professional Degree 4 6
6,082 14,745
  • The Army will pay 100 percent of the cost of
    tuition and expenses up to a maximum of 250 per
    credit hour, whichever is less, with annual
    ceiling of 4,500.
  • This rate is for undergraduate and graduate
    courses and is applicable for traditional college
    or distance learning.
  • The tuition assistance rates apply to active duty
    and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers.

Montgomery GI Bill
  • The Montgomery GI Bill is the basic education
    benefit of todays military.
  • Available to Active Duty and Reserve Soldiers.
  • It is available to all members of the Armed
    Forces based on at least two-year term of
  • Monthly payment amounts are figured on a veteran
    attending as a full-time student for 36 months.
  • MGIB (including ACF) can be transferred to the
    Post 9/11 GI Bill.

MGIB Figures FY 2013
Regular Army
  • All soldiers participating in the program
    contribute 1,200 their first year (100 per
  • Soldiers completing an enlistment of less than
    three years receive total benefits of 45,720 for
    college (1,270 per month). Based on full-time
    student status for 36 months.
  • Soldiers completing an enlistment of three or
    more years receive a total benefit of 53,304 for
    college (1,564 per month) Based on full-time
    student status for 36 months.

MGIB Figures FY 2011
Army Reserves
  • The Selected Reserve MGIB total is 12,816.
  • This means a full-time student will receive
    356/month for 36 months.
  • The Selected Reserve MGIB Kicker provides up to
    25,416 (Selected Reserve MBIB Kicker) for
    reservists assigned to critical skill positions
    or critical units.
  • A full-time student may receive a monthly payment
    up to 706 for 36 months with the kicker.

Post 9/11 GI Billhttp//
  • Became effective August 1, 2009.
  • Available to veterans who served after September
    11, 2001.
  • Full Tuition and Fees.
  • A monthly housing stipend. (NEW)
  • Annual stipend of up to 1000 for books and
  • Able to Transfer unused educational benefits to
    spouses or children.

Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)
  • Partnership between the U.S. Army Recruiting
    Command and more than 1,950 participating
    colleges and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges,
    (SOC) to link new Soldiers to college at the time
    of their enlistment.

Partnership for Youth Success(PaYS)
  • A partnership between the U.S. Army and a cross
    section of American corporations and public
    sector agencies, PaYS provides you an opportunity
    to serve your country and at the same time
    prepare for your future.
  • Offers qualifying recruits the opportunity to
    secure an interview and receive priority
    consideration with the PaYS partner of their
    choice following their Army service.

PaYS Partners(Over 250)
Burlington Northern Sante Fe Cintas HCA John Deere Sears Southwest Airlines Time Warner Cable Walgreens Waste Management, Inc. Harley Davidson DELL Anheuser Busch Target Corporation Hyundai Motor America Best Buy
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