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News | April 1, 2020

U.S. Army recruiters accepting virtual applications

By USAREC Public Affairs

While social distancing remains a part of daily life throughout the nation, U.S. Army recruiters are using online applications and virtual interviews to continue helping interested individuals plan for their future and pursue full-time or part-time careers in the military.

Recruiters are able to help individuals complete the majority of the Army's application requirements without any in-person contact to determine eligibility and guarantee training of choice and any monetary incentives for which they qualify.

The temporary reservation for training will be confirmed when it is safe to finalize the remaining in-person medical and enlistment requirements to ship to basic training.

The U.S. Army has 150 different career choices, ranging from the well-known infantry and armor positions to careers in healthcare, law enforcement, logistics, technology and more.  New Soldiers are fully trained in their selected occupation and have opportunities to obtain additional education, credentials and certifications to support future career goals.

“I’m still talking to applicants online and responding to people who are interested in learning more about the Army,” said Staff Sgt. Brad Martin, a recruiter in Winter Haven, Florida. “The other day I talked to a guy who was laid off due to coronavirus restrictions. I was able to find out what his interests were, show him different career options, and get him started on studying for the (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) in a phone call and on FaceTime.”

Martin’s contact was interested in mechanical engineer-related career fields, and they discussed options such as working with Patriot missile systems or in the aviation field. The Army also has more than 50 healthcare careers, if Future Soldiers are inspired by current events to serve in the medical field.

Whether the nation is facing an enemy on the battlefield or an enemy in the medical lab, the U.S. Army stands ready to support the nation through the crisis and beyond, offering meaningful career opportunities for those interested in serving.

“At the end of the day, it’s about helping people find careers that work for them,” Martin said, “and we’re still out there looking to change Americans’ lives in a positive way.”

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