WHY THE ARMY
Understanding the Benefits of a U.S. Army Career
The U.S. Army offers a young person the opportunity to immediately train and work in an in-demand career field while earning a competitive salary and fringe benefits, including healthcare and money for college.
This section is designed to help you understand the tangible benefits your son or daughter will reap through a career in the U.S. Army.
Explore the links below to learn about hundreds of career paths a young adult may choose through the Army, and how the Army helps Soldiers pay for college. You’ll also learn about a Soldier’s basic benefits and pay, plus additional money they may earn if they have acquired extra skills, or are performing special tasks.