Army offers bonus to 2018 high school seniors

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Effective April 1, 2018 High School Seniors, enlisting into the U.S. Army are eligible for a new bonus of $500 each month they are in the Future Soldier Training Program, until graduation.

“This is a great program to help high school juniors think about what they would like to do over the next year before graduation," Lt. Col. Eric Saulsbury, Baton Rouge Battalion Commander said. "It gives them a plan for after high school, plus money each month to help with expenses leading up to graduation.”

Another $500 bonus is added after graduation, for a total $7500. This benefit is on top of the existing bonus, up to $40,000, if the senior qualifies.

The Army now offers two year enlistment options for over 91 military occupational specialties, including cash bonus and money for college.

“This shorter enlistment term is great for high school graduates who want to take a break before college,” Saulsbury said. “This is perfect to gain some high level training and leadership the Army offers to add to a civilian resume or college application.”

To find a recruiter closest to you, call 888-230-1466 or visit www.goarmy.com. For an interview with a recruiter, please contact Roger Harmon at 888-230-1466.

CORRECTION: UPDATED Tuesday, March 28 11:50 a.m.

Effective April 1 st , 2018 High School Seniors, enlisting into the U.S. Army, are eligible for a new bonus of $500 each month they are in the Future Soldier Training Program, until graduation.

“This is a great program to help high school juniors think about what they would like to do before graduation,“ Lt. Col. Eric Saulsbury, Baton Rouge Battalion Commander, said.

Another $500 bonus is added after graduation, for a total of up to $7500, if the senior qualifies and completes the required training.

The Army now offers two year enlistment options for over 91 military occupational specialties, including cash bonus and money for college.

“This shorter enlistment term is great for high school graduates who want to take a break before college,” Saulsbury said. “This is perfect to gain some high level training and leadership the Army offers to add to a civilian resume or college application.”

To find a recruiter closest to you, call; 888-230-1466 or visit www.goarmy.com. For an interview with a recruiter, please contact Roger Harmon at 888-230-1466.

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