17 Nov The Army is extending recruiters’ orders by two months … to ask them if they want an extension
A Missouri Army National Guard recruiter leads a prospective soldier in a fitness routine. Army Recruiting Command is offering thousands in extra pay for recruiters who extend their assignments. (Spc. Garrett A. Bradley/Army)
Story by: Meghann Myers
The Army is offering $1,500 a month for current recruiters to tack an extra year onto their tours, in a scramble to get the recruiting force manned at 100 percent for the new year, according to a public affairs email leaked Wednesday by U.S. Army W.T.F.! Moments.
To make sure that everyone currently on recruiting duty has a chance to take advantage of that offer, Army Recruiting Command is temporarily adding 60 days to the orders of every recruiter currently serving, “to ensure the maximum number of [Department of the Army] Select Recruiters were given the chance to voluntarily extend,” USAREC spokeswoman Kelli Bland wrote in a Wednesday email to the command.