FORT KNOX, Ky. –
Two key leaders in the Army’s accessions enterprise signed an agreement here Oct. 7 to enable improved collaboration and unity of effort between enlisted and officer recruiting efforts.
Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen and Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis, commanding generals of U.S. Army Recruiting Command and U.S. Army Cadet Command respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding uniting the two commands in support of key recruiting events and in mutually beneficial information sharing to maximize potential on college campuses.
“This is wonderful day for both of our organizations, U.S. Army Recruiting Command and U.S. Army Cadet Command. We have a huge responsibility when we talk about readiness for the Army. It is imperative that we as two organizations look at our accessions enterprise and are absolutely connected and working together for one mission,” Vereen said during the signing ceremony in the USAREC headquarters building.
The agreement ensures representatives from the two commands work together as teams of professionals on college campuses in support of Army accessions. This includes sharing office space and contact lists and referring candidates to the command that may offer the best options for the individual. For example, USACC will refer Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students and cadets who withdraw from college to the local recruiting station, provided the student is of good moral character and displays potential for Army service.
“This is a strategic partnership to acquire talent for our great Army. Rather than competing for talent, together we can offer credible opportunities for America’s youth in service in our Army. It is a win-win for both organizations,” Davis said.
In the agreement, the two leaders also decided to work with the Recruiting and Retention College to develop curriculum and training materials to educate and inform their respective formations about the programs and opportunities offered by the other command.
A video of the signing ceremony can be viewed at