Benefits
FEATURES

Total Compensation

Army health care, retirement pay and subsidized food, housing and education add up to an attractive salary package. Learn more about total Army compensation.

Learn More

Money

From basic pay to special allowances, find out what you’ll earn as a Soldier.

Learn More
Army ROTC Cadet talking with friends

Education Benefits

Learn more about the Army programs that can help you pay for college, pay off existing student loans or earn college credit while on Active Duty.

Learn More

Health Care & Vacation

Learn about the comprehensive health care, low cost insurance and generous vacation time that the Army provides you and your family.

Learn More

Additional Incentives

Learn more about additional enlistment incentives and options the Army has to offer that you might qualify for.

Learn More

Soldier & Family Services

The Army takes care of your family as well. Learn more about the services, support groups, counseling and training available to Soldiers and their families.

Learn More

After the Army

Find out what programs are available to you after your service as a Soldier.

Learn More

Army Strong Stories

  • story thumbnail

    January 26, 2015

    The Advanced Culinary Skills Training Course (ACSTC) was developed with the intent to train select food service personnel in advanced culinary techniques employing the train-the-trainer concept. This …

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 26, 2015

    The food service specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison food service operations. Job Duties Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and …

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 26, 2015

    NATICK, Mass. (Jan. 21, 2015) -- What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consu…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 22, 2015

    The US Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program partners with a cross section of private industry, academia, businesses and state and local public institutes. Our PaYS partners sign an agreem…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 21, 2015) -- A new program is training Soldiers to drive commercial trucks when they transition out of the Army. A Pentagon ceremony recognized a partnership between the Industrial …

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 21, 2015

    The Army Extreme Truck will visit Maize South High this week and attend the Monster Jam event in Wichita on Saturday. Hoooaaah! Contact Staff Sgt . Price at 816-674-3438 for event details.…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 21, 2015

    EAST COAST OR WEST COAST, RANGERS ARE THERE. Day-to-day life in the 75th Ranger Regiment is much faster paced than most Army units. Due to the unique mission set of the Regiment and the pace of ope…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 21, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga., (Jan. 21, 2015) -- The Rangers of 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, came together beginning Jan. 11 for two weeks of multilateral training during which time a variety of exercise…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 20, 2015

    First female commandant of the Drill Sergeant School On Sept. 22, 2009, Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King became the first female commandant of the Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C. The Clin…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 20, 2015

    For more than two hundred years, African-Americans have participated in every conflict in United States history. They have not only fought bravely the common enemies of the United States but have also…

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 16, 2015

    Are you interested in transitioning from Active Duty to the Army Reserve or vice versa? Are you a member of another military branch and interested in joining the U.S. Army? Click the links below to …

    View Image
  • story thumbnail

    January 16, 2015

    Continue your service in the Army Reserve Whether you’re nearing the end of your current enlistment or you are interested in returning to service, the Army Reserve is an excellent way to make …

    Read more
  • story thumbnail

    January 16, 2015

    Continue to serve in the Army Reserve Are you interested in rejoining the Army as a member of the Active Guard Reserve, or as a senior Noncommissioned Officer in the Army Reserve? Prior service Army…

    Read more
  • story thumbnail

    January 16, 2015

    Continue your career in the Army If you're interested in rejoining the military or advancing your military career, below you'll find some resources to help you on your way. http://www.goar…

    Read more
  • story thumbnail

    January 15, 2015

    You may be surprised to learn that the Army Reserve jobs offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas. In fact, almost all Army Reserve jobs can be found in the civilian world, giving you a competit…

    View Image
PreviousNext

Discussions

  • I am a freshman in high school with an enormous dream to get into USMA

    01.27.2015 - I am only a fifteen year old freshman, and I would like nothing more than to get into The Military Acadamy. It has been ...

    Read More »
  • reply issues

    01.27.2015 - Is any one else having issues not being able to see relplys too your post or additional post that you make to a  di...

    Read More »
  • will this keep me from enlisting?

    01.26.2015 - I have a tattoo on the back of my neck its a small cross easily covered with a collar and jackets with a collar. will th...

    Read More »
  • Does school grades matter if I want to join the army?

    01.25.2015 - I'm a junior, and because this year I've chosen the wrong AP classes, these pulled my grades down. My GPA now is only a ...

    Read More »
  • New Business Rules Question

    01.26.2015 - Hello. I have a question about enlisting AD from the IRR. I am a prior service soldier. Here's the lowdown:   2 ye...

    Read More »
  • About Changing MOS's

    01.26.2015 - Hello all! I recently asked about my options after a barely sub par DLAB score. I went into the recruiting office today ...

    Read More »
  • 55 on the ASVAB

    01.26.2015 - not sure entirely what jobs, i qualify for with my afqt score at 55, anyone got some info that can narrow the lists?

    Read More »
  • medical records

    01.26.2015 - hello i wanted to ask does any one know if meps checks your medical records?

    Read More »
  • recruitment options

    11.12.2014 - im enlisting this saturday, is there any thing i should be aware of besides the "promise of an M.O.S."? any factors i sh...

    Read More »
  • joining as a single parent

    01.20.2015 - I'm an 18 year old single parent. I want to join the army reserves, is there anyway that would be possible?

    Read More »
PreviousNext

PAYS 1

CINTAS

LUTHER: Cintas partnered with the Army Partnership for the Youth Success a few years ago. And we decided it was the right thing to do to allow young people, after their first enlistment, to have an opportunity to interview with our company.

LITTLE: I really like the PaYS program because I think it gave me a little leg above the competition. I was able to utilize that program to get a job that suited me.

ROSE: We try to partner with a lot of different industries and companies. And have several different partnerships to help us to recruit top-notch candidates in a diverse group of candidates. And for us it's important that we have people that have experience with other companies that have different safety policies that are willing and motivated to step up and help us out with our policies and procedures. We're always looking for front line partners to give us ideas and I feel when we hire a Soldier that have these experiences that they can help us improve our business.

LITTLE: I think there's a lot similarities between being in the Army and working at CINTAS. Prior service men and women bring in attention to detail skills, being punctual, being able to interact with their co-workers, having leadership skills, knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to get the job done in a timely manner.

LUTHER: The leadership qualities that people are taught in the Army, the ability to work well with others from different walks of life and diverse life experiences--those are things that are very valuable to CINTAS, when they come to work for us on day one.

LITTLE: I think the best part of the PaYS Program is helping getting Army Soldiers that have gotten out, civilian jobs. And giving them the opportunity to be on a level playing field. So I think it will help smooth processing.

ROSE: And I think it's a great fit them, and I think it's also a great fit for us.

LUTHER: The Army PaYS program is a fantastic way for that young man or woman to set themselves up for success once they leave the service.