LIFE IN THE ARMY

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LIFE IN THE Army 101 Component Choice Branch Choice Financial Physical Recreational Social Academic Medical Mental Spiritual

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Army 101 The Army has two principle parts Institutional Army Training focuses, preparing units, schools Operational Army Deployable, battle, battle bolster units Active Duty, Guard, Reserves Active Duty – 540,000 (73k officers, 73k ladies, 56% wedded) National Guard – 360,000 (32k officers, 51k ladies, 44% wedded) Reserves – 200,000 (33k officers, 47k ladies, 45% wedded) Civilians – 220,000

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US Army Force Structure First Army Third Army Fifth Army Field Army (2-5 Corps) I Corps III Corps V Corps XVIII Corps (2-5 Divisions) Corps (2-5 Divisions) 10 Active Divisions 2 Integrated Divisions 8 ARNG Divisions (3-5 Brigades) 10,000-18,000 Soldiers Brigade (at least 3 Battalions) Brigade (at least 3 Battalions) Brigade (at least 3 Battalions) 3000-5000 Soldiers Battalion (3-5Companies) 500-900 Soldiers Company (3-4Platoons) 100-200 Soldiers Platoon (3-4Squad) 16-40 Soldiers Squad (4-10 Soldiers) Command Level General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Or Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Captain 2 nd Lieutenant Staff Sergeant

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Which Career Path? Dynamic Duty Most Competitive (half of ROTC graduates go dynamic) Army is all day work National Guard Army is low maintenance Work for a state Units are generally Combat Arms Reserves Army is low maintenance Work for the central government Units are typically bolster units

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Active Duty 30 days paid get-away a year (max 60 days*) Annual salary increases Promotional salary increases Advanced common tutoring Military tutoring Career movement Family restorative/dental wellbeing and disaster protection Travel (and a lot of it) PX and Commissary benefits Social system Post benefits Army Benefit Comparison Reserve Duty (Guard/Reserve) One weekend a month (preparing) Two weeks amid the late spring (yearly preparing) Steady wage Still ready to hold an assortment of regular citizen professions Promotional increases in salary Military schools Financial support to proceed advanced education Possibility of Active Guard Reserve Duty PX and Commissary benefits

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Obligation/Commitment Differs extraordinarily, contingent upon contract(s) Normally, the Mandatory Service Obligation (MSO) is 8 years. That implies 8 years of administration in the military. Can be all Active obligation, all national watch, all save or a blend. In the case of getting dynamic obligation, least is 4 years on AD. Rest of MSO can be whatever is coveted (AD/Gd/RS/IRR) ADSO (3 more years of AD to get what you need) Branch Post Grad School SLRP (Student Loan Repayment Program) Up to $25,000 – one extra year of dynamic obligation $25,001 - $50,000 – two extra years of AD $50,001 - $65,000 – three extra years of AD

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Basic Army Branches http://www.branchorientation.com/Operations Support Maneuver, Fires & Effects Health Services Force Sustainment Adjutant General Corps Infantry Armor Nurse Corps Aviation Field Artillery Military Intelligence Chemical Corps Finance Ordnance Corps Military Police Medical Services Transportation Signal Corps Air Defense Quartermaster Corps of Engineers

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Army Life After College Wait for your requests (weeks, months) Reserve/Guard – discover a vocation Active Duty/Gd/Rsv can do Gold Bar Recruiter on any grounds Active Duty 2LTs can do summer preparing camps (LDAC/LTC) Attend Basic Officer Leader's Course - Branch (BOLC - B) At fundamental branch preparing foundation Varies from 13 to 20 weeks (AV = 1 year) Follow on tutoring (airborne, officer, air strike) Report to first obligation station (dynamic obligation) or to work (NG/AR)

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Army Career After BOLC-B

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1 OLD IRONSIDES The Active Army Divisions Armored Mechanized Airborne Air Assault Light 1 st ID Fort Riley, KS 1 st Armored Div Germany 82 nd ABN Div Fort Bragg, NC 2 nd ID Korea 10 th Mtn Div Ft. Drum, NY 101 st AASLT Div Ft. Campbell, KY 3 rd ID Fort Stewart, GA 25 th Inf Div Hawaii 1 st Cavalry Div Fort Hood, TX 4 th ID Fort Hood, TX

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Army CONUS Stations

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Army OCONUS Stations

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SOUTH BEND 190 TC BN HQ (49) C/1-297 IN (131) 381 MP CS Det (70) Det 8 138 Rgt ELKHART 1538th TC Co (173) 193 MP I/R (12) ANGOLA Det 1 C/1-293 IN (51) NEW GARY ARMORY D/1-297 IN (79) C(- ) 238 GSAB (64) Det 1 B/1-112 Avn (23) 938 MP Det (45) GARY 113 EN BN HQ (173) Det 1 1638 TC Co (83) MICHIGAN CITY 938 MP Det (45) State Draft 6.0 BY COMMAND HAMMOND D/1-297 IN (79) FORT WAYNE HHC/1-293 IN (211) B/1-293 IN (131) C(- )/1-293 IN (80) E/113 FSC IN (127) 338 QM Fld Svc Co (122) - ANG Det 2 138 Rgt LAPORTE 1613 EN SPT CO (121) GARY VALPARAISO 713 EN SAPPER CO (104) WARSAW A(- )/1-293 IN (80) PLYMOUTH 381 MP CS Co (100) RENSSELAER Det 1 C/1-294 IN (51) LOGANSPORT C(- )/1-294 IN (80) Auto Rep Plt (35) HUNTINGTON D/1-293 IN (79) MONTICELLO 738 MED CO (82) INDIANAPOLIS STOUT FIELD ( Bld 1,2,3,5) HHD JFHQ (264) Contract Tm (8) TMDE Tm (7) Bld 4 120 PAD (8) Bld 7 53rd CST (22) Bld 9 E (TA) 3-139 FA (90) 138 AG (27) 433 AG (47) 826 AG (47) 939 MP Det (45) 438 Chem (- ) (74) CRC OD Co (- ) (95) RAYTHEON HANGER 3 DET 10 OSACOM (8) DET 3 D CO 126 AV (9) DIVISION ARMORY UEx HHC 38 (313) UEx TAC CP (174) 881/882 LNO DETS (4) UEx 38 STB HHC (199) HHC 38 AVN UA (119) C/1-151 IN (131) Det 7 138 Rgt TYNDALL ARMORY HHC 76th BCT (149) 76 STB MI CO (72) 76 STB HHC (188) FORT BEN HARRISON Det 18 R & R (147) Band (40) 138 FI HQ (30) 176 FI DET (23) 177 FI DET (23) 178 FI DET (23) NAVAL ARMORY DET 1 (SS) JFHQ PERU Det1/A/1-293 IN (51) BLUFFTON Cav Trp 1 (46) Cav Trp 2 (46) REMINGTON 1638 TC Co (- ) (90) DELPHI 38 MP CS DET (70) Det 3 138 Rgt MARION EEE/38 SUST BDE (97) PORTLAND LAFAYETTE HHC/638 ASB(168) A/638 ASB (179) BOSWELL KOKOMO HHC/38 SUST BDE (206) HARTFORD CITY D/1-294 IN (79) FRANKFORT Det 1 139 FSC (65) MUNCIE HHC/113 SPT (78) A/113 SPT (189) Det 4 138 Rgt ELWOOD SIG/38 SUST (55) ATTICA DARLINGTON ANDERSON UEx STB SIG (158) C/638 ASB (43) KEMPTON CRAWFORDSVILLE 81 st TC (32) 135 CH Det (2) 139 FSC (- ) (70) WINCHESTER 76 STB EN CO (75) LEBANON C 2-150 FA (103) FUTURE STRUCTURE ARMORIES Draft 6.0 (1 add up to): Hammond NEW CASTLE BfSB SIG Co (70) NOBLESVILLE C(MED)/113 SPT (70) DANVILLE 38 MP CO (- ) (100) ROCKVILLE B/2-150 FA (103) INDIANAPOLIS RICHMOND B/113 SPT (91) GREENCASTLE A 2-150 FA (103) GREENFIELD 76 STB SIG (59) CURRENT UNSTATIONED ARMORIES Draft 6.0 (8 add up to): Boswell, Attica, Darlington, Portland, Michigan City , Terre Haute 9 th St., Spencer, Kempton MARTINSVILLE B/1-151 IN (131) BRAZIL 138 QM Spt Co (152) SHELBYVILLE TERRE HAUTE 519 CSSB HHD (76) Det 1 438 Chem (75) F/113 FSC IN (127) Det 9 138 th Rgt CONNERSVILLE B/1-152 RSTA (75) CAMP ATTERBURY COLUMBUS R&S Bn HQ (87) SHELBYVILLE - 2-238 AVN GSAB (184) - 1-137 AVN (75) - Det 2 B/638 ASB (30) BLOOMINGTON HHB/2-150 (89) 384 MP CO (- ) (100) SPENCER NORTH VERNON DET 1413 EN VERT CO (92) LINTON A (- )/1-151 IN (80) SEYMOUR LRS Co (126) CAMP ATTERBURY - HHD ISU - HQ 138th Rgt ( Cbt Arms) - 1-138 ( Cbt Arms) - Det 2, JFHQ (SARTS) - Firefighter Dets (18) ATTERBURY ARMORY - BfSB BDE HQ (162) - DET 17 MD Cmd (95) - F/3-238 ATS (45) - 215 MED (82) - 1438 TC Co (177) - Auto Rep/Arm Rep (58) - 1413 EN VERT (- ) (70) - 1313 EN HORZ CO (162) - Det 10 138 th Rgt VINCENNES Det 1 A 1-151 (51) GSE OD Plt (27) MADISON A Trp 1-152 RSTA (75) BEDFORD BfSB FSC (192) SCOTTSBURG D/113 RSTA FSC (102) Det 6 138th Rgt WASHINGTON D/1-151 IN (79) SALEM C Trp 1-152 RSTA (81) JASPER HHC (- )/1-151 (141) EVANSVILLE HHB 1-163 FA (104) A 1-163 FA (94) B 1-163 FA (94) G/113 FSC FA (92) 384 MP CS DET (70) Det 5 138 th Rgt NEW ALBANY HHT 1-152 RSTA (129) 387 MP I/R Co (124) TELL CITY Det 1 HHC 1-151 IN (70) LEGEND Red – 38 DIV Blue – 76 BDE Green – 81 st TC Black – Non-Aligned

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National Guard Counter Drug Support Germany Kosovo Korea Hungary Macedonia Turkey Bosnia Albania Haiti Egypt Vietnam JTF Full Accounting Sinai MFO Honduras Kuwait Qatar El Salvador Saudi Arabia Ecuador/Peru The Army Is Engaged Worldwide (~150,000 troopers conveyed)

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Financial (Active Duty) Monthly Pay = Base + Housing (BAH) + Subsistence (BAS) + Special Pay Payment by EFT at regular intervals Pay raises each year (~3.5%), with each advancement, and at each 2 nd year of administration stamp Housing is given on base to all, in return for BAH, on the off chance that you pick . Free expense form help/documenting Free lawful guide (wills, forces of lawyer) Retirement Pay – half ++

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Base Pay (Active Duty, 2012 rates) Pay raise every year (2% - 3% more often than not) Officer advancements generally happen at years 2, 4, 8, 16

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Drill Pay (for one weekend, 2012 rates) Soldiers typically are paid the full bore pay for one few days of bore. This as a rule happens 10-11 times every year. In the late spring, NG/AR Soldiers for the most part go to a two-week Annual Training, or "AT", and are paid for two weeks of dynamic obligation

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Housing (BAH) Different rates for single, wedded, double military BAH shifts in light of area (more for costly regions) Base rate of BAH is set at $565/mo for single LT to $1004 for wedded CPT Example: BAH for Purdue is $ 1173 for wedded 2LT, $969 for single 2LT (include $300 for New York, $900 for Hawaii ) Subsistence (BAS) $223 for officers, $324 for enrolled Your compensation as another 2LT in the Summer of 2014 would be approx $55,000, with just 2/3 of that burdened, and no wellbeing costs (so include ~ $10,000) Other Recurring Payments

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Special Pay Family Separation - $250 for month for every month isolated Hazardous Duty Pay/Imminent Danger Pay - $375 Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (no government charges while conveyed) Aviation Pay Health Professional Pay Dive Pay, Jump Pay Language Proficiency Savings Plan while sent (win 10%) Clothing

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