Soldier Life

why contact a recruiter?

A recruiter will help you tailor your Army experience to fit your needs and goals. Want to take advantage of money for your education? Need certain job skills? Your recruiter can give you the specifics on all the Army benefits to help you make the most out of your Army career.

what's it like talking to a recruiter?

Recruiters are some of the most experienced Soldiers in the Army, and they  are qualified to tell you about what the Army has to offer. Some have served overseas, and some have seen combat. You should feel free to ask them about their experiences and how the Army has helped them meet their goals.

My name is Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley; I'm a U.S. Army recruiter, I'm from Orangeburg, South Carolina. When a prospect first walks through the door I sit down with the prospect, I make the prospect feel comfortable. My next question is 'what is he want, what is he looking for, is it full-time, is it part-time, is it Army Reserve, is it regular Army.' And you know what situation is he in right now. I make sure that the applicant is physically qualified; I also make sure that the applicant is morally qualified.

From there we set them up with ASVAB Test we get their scores and we see exactly what they're qualified for. I take that score, I tell them ok; this is what you qualify for. Is this something that interests you? I go by the applicant and his ASVAB score to get him something that he's interested with. So I let the applicant lead the way and find out what he like best. Then we set him up where they go to MEPS to process to take their physical and finish their in-process.

One of the perceptions about a recruiters is, a recruiters just want you to signed up but the actuality of the thing is the recruiter is, I say, more a career counselor he wants what's best for you and is willing to do anything to help you achieve your goals in life.