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LIFE IN THE ARMY

  • Army 101

  • Component Choice

  • Branch Choice

  • Financial

  • Physical

  • Recreational

  • Social

  • Academic

  • Medical

  • Mental

  • Spiritual


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Army 101

The Army has two main components

  • Institutional Army

    • Training centers, training units, schools

  • Operational Army

    • Deployable, combat, combat support units

    • Active Duty, Guard, Reserves

      • Active Duty – 540,000 (73k officers, 73k women, 56% married)

      • National Guard – 360,000 (32k officers, 51k women, 44% married)

      • Reserves – 200,000 (33k officers, 47k women, 45% married)

      • Civilians – 220,000


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US Army Force Structure

First Army

Third Army

Fifth Army

Field Army

(2-5 Corps)

I Corps

III Corps

V Corps

XVIII Corps

Corps

(2-5 Divisions)

Corps

(2-5 Divisions)

10 Active Divisions

2 Integrated Divisions

8 ARNG Divisions

Divisions

(3-5 Brigades)

10,000-18,000 Soldiers

Brigade

(3 or more Battalions)

Brigade

(3 or more Battalions)

Brigade

(3 or more Battalions)

3000-5000

Soldiers

Battalion

(3-5Companies)

500-900 Soldiers

Company

(3-4Platoons)

100-200 Soldiers

Platoon

(3-4Squad)

16-40 Soldiers

Squad

(4-10 Soldiers)

Command Level

General

Lieutenant General

Major General

Brigadier General

Or Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Captain

2nd Lieutenant

Staff Sergeant


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Which Career Path?

  • Active Duty

    • Most Competitive (50% of ROTC graduates go active)

    • Army is full-time job

  • National Guard

    • Army is part-time job

    • Work for a state

    • Units are usually Combat Arms

  • Reserves

    • Army is part-time job

    • Work for the federal government

    • Units are usually support units


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Active Duty

30 days paid vacation a year (max 60 days*)

Annual pay raises

Promotional pay raises

Advanced civil schooling

Military schooling

Career progression

Family medical / dental health and life insurance

Travel (and plenty of it)

PX and Commissary benefits

Social network

Post privileges

Army Benefit Comparison

  • Reserve Duty (Guard/Reserve)

    • One weekend a month (training)

    • Two weeks during the summer (annual training)

    • Steady income

    • Still able to holda variety of civilian careers

    • Promotional pay raises

    • Military schools

    • Financial support to continue higher education

    • Possibility of Active Guard Reserve Duty

    • PX and Commissary benefits


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Obligation/Commitment

  • Differs greatly, depending on contract(s)

  • Normally, the Mandatory Service Obligation (MSO) is 8 years. That means 8 years of service in the military. Can be all Active duty, all national guard, all reserve or a combination.

  • If receiving active duty, minimum is 4 years on AD. Remainder of MSO can be whatever is desired (AD/Gd/RS/IRR)

  • ADSO (3 more years of AD to get what you want)

    • Branch

    • Post

    • Grad School

  • SLRP (Student Loan Repayment Program)

    • Up to $25,000 – one additional year of active duty

    • $25,001 - $50,000 – two additional years of AD

    • $50,001 - $65,000 – three additional years of AD


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Basic Army Branches

http://www.branchorientation.com/

Operations Support

Maneuver, Fires & Effects

Health Services

Force Sustainment

Adjutant General Corps

Infantry

Armor

Nurse Corps

Aviation

Field Artillery

Military Intelligence

Chemical Corps

Finance

Ordnance Corps

Military Police

Medical Services

Transportation

Signal Corps

Air Defense

Quartermaster Corps

Corps of Engineers


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Army Life After College

  • Wait for your orders (weeks, months)

    • Reserve/Guard – find a job

    • Active Duty/Gd/Rsv can do Gold Bar Recruiter on any campus

    • Active Duty 2LTs can do summer training camps (LDAC/LTC)

  • Attend Basic Officer Leader’s Course - Branch (BOLC - B)

    • At basic branch training institution

    • Varies from 13 to 20 weeks (AV = 1 year)

  • Follow on schooling (airborne, ranger, air assault)

  • Report to first duty station (active duty) or to work (NG/AR)


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Army Career After BOLC-B


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OLD IRONSIDES

The Active Army Divisions

Armored

Mechanized

Airborne

Air Assault

Light

1

1st ID

Fort Riley, KS

1st Armored Div

Germany

82nd ABN Div

Fort Bragg, NC

2nd ID

Korea

10th Mtn Div

Ft. Drum, NY

101st AASLT Div

Ft. Campbell, KY

3rd ID

Fort Stewart, GA

25th Inf Div

Hawaii

1st Cavalry Div

Fort Hood, TX

4th ID

Fort Hood, TX


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Army CONUS Stations


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Army OCONUS Stations


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SOUTH BEND

190 TC BN HQ (49)

C/1-297 IN (131)

381 MP CS Det (70)

Det 8 138 Rgt

ELKHART

1538th TC Co (173)

193 MP I/R (12)

ANGOLADet 1 C/1-293 IN (51)

NEW GARY ARMORY

D/1-297 IN (79)

C(-) 238 GSAB (64)

Det 1 B/1-112 Avn (23)

938 MP Det (45)

GARY

113 EN BN HQ (173)

Det 1 1638 TC Co (83)

MICHIGANCITY

938 MP Det (45)

State Draft 6.0BY COMMAND

HAMMONDD/1-297 IN (79)

FORTWAYNE

HHC/1-293 IN (211)B/1-293 IN (131)

C(-)/1-293 IN (80)

E/113 FSC IN (127)

338 QM Fld Svc Co (122) - ANG

Det 2 138 Rgt

LAPORTE1613 EN SPT CO (121)

GARY

VALPARAISO713 EN SAPPER CO (104)

WARSAW

A(-)/1-293 IN (80)

PLYMOUTH381 MP CS Co (100)

RENSSELAER

Det 1 C/1-294 IN (51)

LOGANSPORT

C(-)/1-294 IN (80)

Auto Rep Plt (35)

HUNTINGTON

D/1-293 IN (79)

MONTICELLO

738 MED CO (82)

INDIANAPOLIS

STOUT FIELD (Bld 1,2,3,5)

HHD JFHQ (264)

Contract Tm (8)

TMDE Tm (7)

Bld 4

120 PAD (8)

Bld 7

53rd CST (22)

Bld 9

E (TA) 3-139 FA (90)138 AG (27) 433 AG (47)

826 AG (47)

939 MP Det (45)

438 Chem (-) (74)

CRC OD Co (-) (95)

RAYTHEON HANGER 3

DET 10 OSACOM (8) DET 3 D CO 126 AV (9)

DIVISION ARMORY

UEx HHC 38 (313)

UEx TAC CP (174)

881/882 LNO DETS (4)

UEx 38 STB HHC (199)HHC 38 AVN UA (119)

C/1-151 IN (131)

Det 7 138 Rgt

TYNDALL ARMORY

HHC 76th BCT (149)

76 STB MI CO (72)

76 STB HHC (188)

FORT BEN HARRISON

Det 18 R & R (147)

Band (40)

138 FI HQ (30)

176 FI DET (23)

177 FI DET (23)

178 FI DET (23)

NAVAL ARMORY

DET 1 (SS) JFHQ

PERU

Det1/A/1-293 IN (51)

BLUFFTON

CavTrp 1 (46)

CavTrp 2 (46)

REMINGTON

1638 TC Co (-) (90)

DELPHI

38 MP CS DET (70)

Det 3 138 Rgt

MARION

EEE/38 SUST BDE (97)

PORTLAND

LAFAYETTE

HHC/638 ASB(168)

A/638 ASB (179)

BOSWELL

KOKOMO

HHC/38 SUST BDE (206)

HARTFORD CITY

D/1-294 IN (79)

FRANKFORT

Det 1 139 FSC (65)

MUNCIE

HHC/113 SPT (78)

A/113 SPT (189)

Det 4 138 Rgt

ELWOOD

SIG/38 SUST (55)

ATTICA

DARLINGTON

ANDERSON

UEx STB SIG (158)

C/638 ASB (43)

KEMPTON

CRAWFORDSVILLE81st TC (32)

135 CH Det (2)

139 FSC (-) (70)

WINCHESTER

76 STB EN CO (75)

LEBANON

C 2-150 FA (103)

FUTURE STRUCTURE ARMORIES

Draft 6.0 (1 total):

Hammond

NEW CASTLE

BfSB SIG Co (70)

NOBLESVILLE

C(MED)/113 SPT (70)

DANVILLE38 MP CO (-) (100)

ROCKVILLE

B/2-150 FA (103)

INDIANAPOLIS

RICHMOND

B/113 SPT (91)

GREENCASTLE

A 2-150 FA (103)

GREENFIELD

76 STB SIG (59)

CURRENT UNSTATIONED ARMORIES

Draft 6.0 (8 total):

Boswell, Attica, Darlington, Portland,

Michigan City, Terre Haute 9th St.,

Spencer, Kempton

MARTINSVILLE

B/1-151 IN (131)

BRAZIL138 QM Spt Co (152)

SHELBYVILLE

TERRE HAUTE519 CSSB HHD (76)

Det 1 438 Chem (75)

F/113 FSC IN (127)

Det 9 138thRgt

CONNERSVILLE

B/1-152 RSTA (75)

CAMP ATTERBURY

COLUMBUS

R&S Bn HQ (87)

SHELBYVILLE

-2-238 AVN GSAB (184)

-1-137 AVN (75)

-Det 2 B/ 638 ASB (30)

BLOOMINGTONHHB/2-150 (89)

384 MP CO (-) (100)

SPENCER

NORTH VERNON

DET 1413 EN VERT CO (92)

LINTONA (-)/1-151 IN (80)

SEYMOUR

LRS Co (126)

CAMP ATTERBURY

-HHD ISU-HQ 138th Rgt (Cbt Arms)-1-138 (Cbt Arms)

- Det 2, JFHQ (SARTS)

- Firefighter Dets (18)

ATTERBURY ARMORY

-BfSB BDE HQ (162)-DET 17 MD Cmd (95)-F/3-238 ATS (45)-215 MED (82)

-1438 TC Co (177)

-Auto Rep/Arm Rep (58)

-1413 EN VERT (-) (70)

-1313 EN HORZ CO (162)

-Det 10 138thRgt

VINCENNES

Det 1 A 1-151 (51)

GSE OD Plt (27)

MADISON

A Trp 1-152 RSTA (75)

BEDFORD

BfSB FSC (192)

SCOTTSBURG

D/113 RSTA FSC (102)

Det 6 138th Rgt

WASHINGTOND /1-151 IN (79)

SALEM

C Trp 1-152 RSTA (81)

JASPER

HHC (-)/1-151 (141)

EVANSVILLE

HHB 1-163 FA (104)A 1-163 FA (94)B 1-163 FA (94)

G/113 FSC FA (92)

384 MP CS DET (70)

Det 5 138thRgt

NEW ALBANY

HHT 1-152 RSTA (129)

387 MP I/R Co (124)

TELL CITY

Det 1 HHC 1-151 IN (70)

LEGEND

Red – 38 DIVBlue – 76 BDE

Green – 81st TC

Black – Non-Aligned


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National Guard Counter Drug Support

Germany

Kosovo

Korea

Hungary

Macedonia

Turkey

Bosnia

Albania

Haiti

Egypt

Vietnam

JTF Full

Accounting

Sinai MFO

Honduras

Kuwait

Qatar

El Salvador

Saudi Arabia

Ecuador/Peru

The Army Is Engaged Worldwide

(~150,000 soldiers deployed)


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Financial (Active Duty)

  • Monthly Pay = Base + Housing (BAH) + Subsistence (BAS) + Special Pay

  • Payment by EFT every 2 weeks

  • Pay raises every year (~3.5%), with every promotion, and at every 2nd year of service mark

  • Housing is provided on base for all, in exchange for BAH, if you choose.

  • Free tax return assistance/filing

  • Free legal aid (wills, powers of attorney)

  • Retirement Pay – 50% ++


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Base Pay(Active Duty, 2012 rates)

Pay raise each year (2% - 3% usually)

Officer promotions usually occur at years 2, 4, 8, 16


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Drill Pay(for one weekend, 2012 rates)

Soldiers usually are paid the full drill pay for one weekend of drill. This usually occurs 10-11 times each year.

In the summer, NG/AR Soldiers usually attend a two-week Annual Training, or “AT”, and are paid for two weeks of active duty


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Housing (BAH)

Different rates for single, married, dual-military

BAH varies based on location (more for expensive areas)

Base rate of BAH is set at $565/mo for single LT to $1004 for married CPT

Example: BAH for Purdue is $1173 for married 2LT, $969 for single 2LT (add $300 for New York, $900 for Hawaii)

Subsistence (BAS)

$223 for officers, $324 for enlisted

Your salary as a new 2LT in the Summer of 2014 would be approx $55,000, with only 2/3 of that taxed, and no health expenses (so add ~ $10,000)

Other Recurring Payments


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Special Pay

  • Family Separation - $250 for month for each month separated

  • Hazardous Duty Pay/Imminent Danger Pay - $375

  • Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (no federal taxes while deployed)

  • Aviation Pay

  • Health Professional Pay

  • Dive Pay, Jump Pay

  • Language Proficiency

  • Savings Plan while deployed (earn 10%)

  • Clothing Allowance (officers – once, $400)

  • Temporary Duty Pay (travel, lodging, meals)

  • Dislocation Allowance (= BAH++)

  • Do-it-yourself (DITY) moves (gov’t moves you free)

  • http://www.military.com/benefits/military-special-pay


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Health Insurance – full coverage, no cost

Dental Insurance – full coverage, small cost for family

Life Insurance - $400,000 soldier, $100,000 family for minimal cost

Loan deferment for active duty (must speak w/ your lender)

AER loans (emergency)

Financial Counseling

Post Exchange / Commissary shopping

Other Financial Benefits


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PT every day (and you supervise/lead)

Excellent gyms on base

PT facilities (tracks, PT sheds) everywhere

Organized aerobics, CR, dance for all

Intra-mural sports

All Army Sports

Olympians (19 soldiers were in China!)

World Class Athlete Program

Physical


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Gyms

Golfing

Bowling

Hunting

Fishing

Boating

Skeet/ranges

Hiking / Parks

Paintball

Lake activities

Scuba/sky diving

Auto crafts

Arts and Crafts

Soldier Show

RecreationalMWR – Morale, Welfare, Recreationwww.armymwr.com

  • Concerts

  • Holiday Events

  • BOSS (Single Soldiers)

  • Youth Sports

  • Child Services/Events

  • Camping/RV spots, rentals

  • Movie Theater

  • Local trips

  • Reduced prices for local events

  • Pro sports events

  • Clubs/lounges on post

  • Lodging across the world

  • AFRC (Hawaii, Disney, Europe)

  • Space-A travel


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Restaurants, lounges, clubs on post

Holiday meals in the dining facilities

Dining In/Dining Out

Unit runs

Spouses’ groups (Wives Clubs, PWOC)

Hails and Farewells

Army Ball, Branch/Regimental Balls

Dances (Father-Daughter, youth)

Formal/informal socials/parties with unit

Family Fridays

Army Family Team Building

Support to local events, Special Olympics

Social


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Academic/Technical

  • Officer Training (BOLC-B, Captains Course, ILE)

  • Enlisted Training (BCT/AIT, WLC, BNCOC, ANCOC)

  • Specialty (ABN, AAS, RGR, SPR, Dive)

  • Professional Bulletins and seminars

  • Technical (NBC, Safety, Pre-command, MOS specialty)

  • Correspondence

  • On-line training/courses

  • Knowledge base/portals

  • Rosetta Stone (do this NOW for extra points on OMS)

  • Education Centers and Libraries on post

  • College (tuition assistance, entrance tests, ACT/SAT, Adv Civil Schooling, FFLEP, PT-Baylor)

  • GI Bill is AMAZING! 36 months of tuition, books, housing for you and/or your family members.


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Tricare – Insurance plan for military

Large hospital on base, many clinics and aid stations

Several dental clinics on base (for soldiers)

Veterinary Services

Medical


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Army Community Service – ACS

Counseling

Marital

Financial

Mental

Career

Academic

Physical

Substance Abuse

Mental


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Many chapels on base

Many services each Sunday/Wed for all denominations

Chaplains are assigned to Battalions

Marriage retreats, single soldier events

Bible studies, men of faith events, Christian concerts on base

Officer Christian Fellowship (OCF), Navigators

Spiritual


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LIFE IN THE ARMY

  • Army 101

  • Component Choice

  • Branch Choice

  • Financial

  • Physical

  • Recreational

  • Social

  • Academic

  • Medical

  • Mental

  • Spiritual


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