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.

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

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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.

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Health Care & Vacation

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

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Additional Incentives

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

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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.

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After the Army

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

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Army Strong Stories



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    05.25.2015 - Hello, I am planning on ROTC during college and I was hoping to find more information on what these two units actually ...

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  • Just need some answers

    05.14.2015 - Hello, i have already talked to a recruiter, got out of work for a few hours so i did not have time for much. I did the ...

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  • Commissioning from Rotc

    05.25.2015 - Is it better to commision through OCS or ROTC? Also, what is the ROTC experience like? What opportunities are there in t...

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  • Joining the reserves

    05.26.2015 - I know this question may have been asked already. I am getting out of the active duty army under a ch. 13 (APFT failure)...

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  • Montgomery GI Bill/ Post 9/11

    05.26.2015 - Can someone please explain to me the difference between the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 ? Which one is better ?...

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  • Need advice for joining

    05.25.2015 - Alright so a little background on me first. Since a tot all I have wanted was to join. It is my life long dream to serve...

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  • Prior service business rules questions

    05.25.2015 - My name is Ruben. I am currently in the Marines and had a question about prior service business rules. My job doesn't tr...

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  • Associates degree???

    05.21.2015 - Will my associate be of any value in the military? Are there any bonuses for having one? Will it rank me up to E-3?

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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.