You probably want to enlist in the army so that you can give service to your country. In addition, you would like to become a doctor because you love the healing professions. Well, the good news is that you can do both. The US Army needs doctors and in order to attract them, it gives generous financial assistance.
As a doctor in the army, your fellow service members together with their families are your patients, and you are required to perform most of the duties that you would perform if you were a civilian doctor such as the diagnosis and treatment of patients. You may also be required to care for soldiers who are in combat and provide leadership. If Full Story
Great news for our honored Army veterans… a whopping 20% of employers said that they are now planning to actively recruit and hire more military veterans! Majority of these jobs will be in the general business sector along with sales and customer service jobs.
Even better news, all this is great timing since the Department of Defense has recently announced continued downsizing plans for our military ranks. The Army alone will shrink from 550,000 active personnel to 430,000. Not to mention, rumors suggesting even additional cuts in the 350,000 range in 2015. In fact, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, “we cannot shrink the size of our military fast enough.”
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Tuesday that troops and their families will be asked to sacrifice on pay and benefits to preserve readiness in an era of tighter budgets.
Hagel listed politically-charged changes to compensation and personnel policy as one of his top six priorities in reforming the military following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as the department gears up to meet new challenges.
“This may be the most difficult” to achieve among his six priorities, Hagel said of proposals to trim pay increases, overhaul TRICARE and review retirement benefits while adapting to cuts in personnel.
“Without serious attempts to achieve significant savings in this area, which consumes roughly half of the DoD budget and is increasing every year, we risk Full Story
The US Army has never been a more attractive choice of careers than it is today. As a young person myself, I realized pretty quick that the opportunities I was being being offered straight out of high school, or even with a couple of years of college, weren’t going to be what I was looking for. I wasn’t interested in a nine to five job shuffling papers, or ringing up soft drinks in a speedy mart, or standing around with a shovel in my hand, hating my job, my life, and my prospects. I wanted more than to spend the next forty years waiting on retirement. I wanted a life. And I found it in the US Army.
Not many Full Story