PaYS Program Opportunities

Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 500 employers have partnered with the program. During the enlistment process, Soldiers will begin establishing a relationship with companies for which they are interested in working. Those Soldiers will then be granted an interview at the company of their choice upon leaving military service. This program does not guarantee employment, but it does help Soldiers clear the often-daunting first hurdle to starting a career: getting a foot in the door.

See a list of the current company partners.

ROTC PaYS Program

ROTC Cadets make exceptional candidates for the PaYS program, as employers are always looking for workers who have held leadership roles.

The U.S. Army Cadet Command is the largest officer-producing organization in the military, having commissioned more than a half-million Second Lieutenants since 1916. There are few institutions that can match the size and quality of the managerial talent found in Cadet Command.

The U.S. Army PaYS Program for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) personnel complements the benefits associated with becoming an Army Officer. ROTC cadets enrolled in the PaYS Program are eligible for a job interview and possible employment after completing their college requirements and earning a commission.

Active Duty Officers are eligible for PaYS after completing their first term of service obligation.

ROTC Cadets can select two PaYS partners in the Cadet Portal, . A "Step to Success" checklist is available on

How to Become a PaYS Partner

  1. All companies are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to companies with 500 or more employees.

  2. The partnership welcomes private sector companies as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations.

  3. All positions must be for full-time, permanent employment. Positions reflecting a 40-hour workweek with a classification of "temporary hire" do not qualify. This includes temp agencies and/or placement agencies.

  4. The PaYS Program does not charge a fee to become a partner. In turn, companies that charge a fee for employment or placement do not meet qualification.

  5. The PaYS partner company agrees to forecast future positions and guarantee interviews.

Corporations, companies, and agencies that have signed a PaYS partnership agreement are incorporated into community-based grassroots programs and are informed and motivated Centers of Influence (COIs).

PaYS representatives are available to assist you in becoming a PaYS partner. We welcome your comments and input as our program grows. If your company is interested in joining this partnership, please visit the Partnership for Youth Success website at

PaYS Program Summary

The Army PaYS Program is a win-win opportunity. The Army helps Soldiers find employment with companies who value the skill and discipline that comes with an Army career, and companies can draw from an endless pool of qualified talent to fulfill their needs.

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My name is Mark Campbell; I'm a recent college graduate that decided to join the National Guard and through the PaYS Program I was able to find a great career at

Basically it works like, you get to select a company such as, that allows you to setup an initial interview. From that you get an opportunity to gain a job. Not guaranteed anything by any means, but to gain a job with that company in the civilian side.

WOODARD: We as an organization feel very strongly that through the PaYS program we will get a constant pipeline of individuals who are strong from a leadership prospective.

CAMPBELL: Right now I'm a second lieutenant in the engineers. I'm specifically a 21 Bravo, combat engineer. So right now my job is to basically to lead the platoon. For I am an area manager and I get to manage two separate shifts and that customer experience that is known for.

PHILLIPS: One of the things that's unique about Mark is that he is, immediately built a report and a relationship with his associates. And solidified a team that may have been having so issues initially with some management. He has come in there and solidified the team through his interaction and relationship building.

CAMPBELL: I feel like the Army has helped me prepare for because it allows me to manage multiple people at a time. It's a unique experience that you get from the military and it really applies to this side for Amazon, on the civilian side.

WOODARD: One of the things you now as an organization is that individuals, the individuals who are most successful with us, have a strong leadership acumen. The military helps to develop that set of skills in the individuals. And when they join us, actually their ramp of learning curve is significantly shorter.

PHILLIPS: One of the qualities they bring, is they have the ability to multi-task and make decisions in a fast paced environment. Make critical decisions in a fast pace environment. Which in what this environment is all about.

CAMPBELL: I feel like the PaYS Program was a great program because it did get me to A great company where, it's just got my foot in the door. I'm already an area manager, plenty of room to grow with the company.