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Hometown Recruiter Assistant Program (HRAP)

The Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program (HRAP) allows enlisted Soldiers who have recently completed Advanced Individual Training (AIT), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) or Army Civilian Acquired Skills Training (ACASP) to return to their hometowns to assist the local recruiters by sharing their Army training experiences with family, friends, high school classmates, Future Soldiers, veterans, and community leaders.

HRAP Soldiers report to the recruiting station and accompany recruiters throughout the community to assist in obtaining quality referrals for enlistment.

HRAP Soldiers return home on permissive TDY for up to 14 days. Soldiers who meet the below criteria may volunteer to participate in HRAP by submitting a DA Form 31 through the appropriate chain of command.

* High School Diploma Graduates, have completed a GED, or completed 15 or more credit hours of college (ACASP basic training, AIT or OSUT graduates may participate on HRAP)

* Meet Army height & weight standards

* Reside within 50 miles of the nearest recruiting station (must provide own transportation)

* Volunteer to perform HRAP duty in permissive TDY status at no cost to the government

All permanent party Soldiers may apply for HRAP by submitting a DA 31 through their chain of command.

Additionally, officers may also volunteer for HRAP duty in their hometowns or areas in which they are familiar, such as where they attended college. Interested officers should coordinate directly with the recruiting battalion executive officer where they wish to volunteer for duty. Officer volunteers are not authorized per diem during their tour.

For additional information on this program, refer to Army Regulation 601-2, Army Promotional Recruiting Support Programs.


Submit HRAP referrals


If you need further assistance, e-mail the HRAP program manager.

Active Duty Operational Support, Reserve Component (ADOS-RC)

Army Reserve Soldiers of all ranks can support local recruiters through the Active Duty Operational Support, Reserve Component (ADOS-RC) program to help generate referrals that will result in Army Reserve enlistments.

Tours are normally five to 14 days, but can be up to 30 days with approval by recruiting battalion commander.

Reserve Soldiers who are interested in supporting recruiting should contact their local recruiter to discuss potential dates and recruiting activities and tour objectives.

A tour request and justification memorandum for Active Duty Operational Support, Reserve Component must be completed by the Reserve Soldier and the recruiter, and sent to Recruiting Battalion Reserve operations for review and approval based on funds availability and tour justification/goal.

Soldiers performing ADOS-RC serve their tours within a 50-mile radius of their residence or Reserve Troop Program Unit (TPU) and must provide their own transportation to the tour site. Soldiers must have approved orders from their TPU sent to the local Recruiting Battalion Reserve operations before reporting for duty. They must also bring copies with them when they report to the recruiting company/station.

Duty cannot be performed without approved orders from Soldier's unit.


To locate your nearest recruiter, visit goarmy.com and click on "Locate a Recruiter" in the right-hand column.


If you need further assistance, e-mail the ADOS-RC program manager.

Army Referral System- Sergeant Major of the Army Recruiting Team

The Army Referral System - Sergeant Major of the Army Recruiting Team (ARS-SMART) is a way for people to provide referrals who are interested in enlisting into the U.S. Army and/or Army Reserve.

Everyone who makes a referral through SMART is eligible for the Sergeant Major of the Army coin and certificate for the first referral resulting in an enlistment in the Army or Army Reserve. There are no bonus payments associated with ARS-SMART referrals.

Referrals must be made via the ARS-SMART referral link at https://smart.goarmy.com/ or through the USAREC 1-800 number dedicated to this program, 1-800-223-3735, ext. 6-0473.

In addition, the individual making the referral must provide the name of the acquaintance as a referral through the ARS-SMART site, before the acquaintance conducts an appointment with an Army or Army Reserve recruiter.

Future Soldiers should make all their referrals through the ARS-SMART system to qualify for advanced promotions.

New User Registration for SMART -- Click here!
New Registrants logging in with your AKO will find your AKO information inside your profile, this does not constitute that your registration is complete to qualify for the program. You will need to complete all required profile information based on your current category, i.e. Soldier, Retiree, DA Civilian, cadet, etc. Referral is not required, but can be accomplished during the initial registration.

Make a referral for enlistment into the Army or Army Reserve