Financial Assistance Opportunities through the United States Army

  • Pennsylvania Army National Guard

    • 100 percent tuition assistance upon completion of basic combat training
    • Monthly drill pay according to rank (generally $150–$200)
    • Enlistment bonuses according to selected job field, up to $5,000
    • Eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill upon completion of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), currently $329 per month while enrolled in classes. Students can also receive a GI Bill kicker of $350 per month depending on job selected.
    • Eligible for federal tuition assistance up to $4,500 per year
    • Loan repayment of up to $50,000 for existing student loans
    • Enlistment contract is for eight years. Six years will be active drilling (one weekend a month, two weeks per year) and two years in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).Pennsylvania Army National Guard

    Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Army ROTC Option

    • Eligible for enrollment in the Simultaneous Membership Program in the third year of college with Army ROTC. If AIT qualified, contracted cadets receive a GI Bill kicker of $350 per month. Contracted cadets receive a monthly ROTC stipend of $450 to $500 per month.
    • Obligation after college is eight years, with six years of active drilling followed by two years in the IRR. Cadets may also compete for an active duty assignment.
    • Upon graduation from college, graduates of Army ROTC receive a federal commission as Second Lieutenants.

    U.S. Army Reserve

    • Eligible for federal tuition assistance up to $4,500 per year upon completion of basic combat training
    • Monthly drill pay according to rank (generally $175–$200)
    • Enlistment bonuses according to selected job field, up to $20,000
    • Eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill upon completion of Advanced Individual Training, currently $333 per month while enrolled in classes. Students can also receive a GI Bill kicker of $100 to $350 per month depending on job selected.
    • Enlistment contract is for eight years. Six years will be active drilling (one weekend a month, two weeks per year) and two years will be in the IRR.
    • Loan repayment up to $50,000 for existing loans or loans acquired during enlistment.Army Reserve Benefits

    U.S. Army Reserve and Army ROTC Option

    • Eligible for enrollment in the Simultaneous Membership Program in the second year of college with Army ROTC. If AIT qualified, contracted cadets receive a GI Bill kicker of $350 per month. Contracted cadets receive a monthly ROTC stipend of $450 to $500 per month.
    • Obligation after college is eight years, with six years of active drilling followed by two years in the IRR. Cadets may also compete for an active duty assignment.
    • Upon graduation from college, graduates of Army ROTC receive a federal commission as Second Lieutenants.

     

     

      Civilian Professional Army Officer
    Vacation Two weeks per year 30 days per year
    Sick Leave Limited Unlimited, with full pay and allowances
    Medical/Dental Possible professional discount Free
    Travel At own expense Military facilities around the world and space on available flights overseas
    Recreation At own expense Officers Club, golf courses, fitness centers, etc., at reduced rates. Planned family activities
    Continued Education Possible reimbursement Programs available for tuition. Army pays 75 percent of all tuition cost
    Retirement Social Security at 62 and own retirement plan Eligible for retirement after twenty years. Active service
    Pay Raises As determined by civilian institution Automatic raises every two years
    Shopping Civilian stores Reduced prices at Base Exchange and Commissary, Garden Shop, etc.
    Relocation Allowance At own expense Household goods moved at government expense, plus moving allowances
    Life Insurance At own expense $400,000 term policy for only $25 per month
    Job Security Seniority lost when relocating Secure! Your security moves with you.
  • Local Army Points of Contact

    United States Army Reserves and Pennsylvania Army National Guard

    Sergeant First Class Andrew Folmar

    U.S Army Reserve Recruiter
    814-418-9293
    877-647-8421 (cell)

    Sergeant First Class Eric Steele

    PAARNG Career Counselor (College)
    Johnstown Recruiting Team
    724-357-4560
    724-549-5576 (cell)