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An Army Recruiter works for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) to identify qualified applicants to enlist in both the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves. USAREC's work is critical to ensuring the security and readiness of the nation by bringing men and women to the Army who will complete their tours of duty and contribute to the nation's defense. The USAREC conducts recruitment from 1,400 recruitment stations throughout the country, its territories, and several overseas locations. The USAREC employs approximately 9,500 Army Recruiters to carry out its mission.
Much of the outreach conducted by an Army Recruiter is done through community organizations and institutions, including local businesses, schools, and religious organizations. By building relationships with these groups, Recruiters become familiar with the community and establish their credibility. Recruiters give presentations at gatherings and meetings, attend work fairs and civic events, and use print, broadcast, and online media to publicize the advantages of working for the Army.
Recruiters also interview potential enlistees, both to assess their qualifications for enlistment as well as provide detailed information on potential Army careers. In addition to evaluating a potential enlistee's educational, work, and psychological qualifications, a Recruiter conducts and evaluates physical exams and screening tests of applicants. Recruiters assist in processing new enlistees, coordinating their documentation, and making travel and lodging arrangements.
The U.S. Army has a recruitment goal of approximately 60,000 new enlistments per year and the Army Reserve has a target of about 15,000 per year. The southeastern U.S. generates the largest number of enlistments. About 17% of new recruits are women.
The Army offers bonuses to attract applicants for hard-to-fill specialties, including intelligence, health services, communications and electronics, administration, air defense, and field artillery. Bonuses of up to $40,000 may be offered to enlistees and are paid in installments over the duration of the individual's enlistment.