Promises. I don`t care what your recruiter promised you, if it`s not in the conscription agreement or in an appendix to the contract, it`s not a promise. It also doesn`t matter what`s included in the dep conscription contract – if it`s not included in your active service contract, it`s not a promise. For example, if you have been promised a conscription bonus, it must be included in the final active service contract, or there is a good chance that you will never see this bonus. The Montgomery G.I. Bill, or Tuition Assistance, or military medicine, or the amount of the base salary, etc., on the other hand, are military benefits or claims. They are available to anyone who registers, and therefore you will not find them mentioned in the convocation contract. Before you enlist, be aware that a stay in the army is not a civilian job. It`s not just like having a normal job.
You can`t just get up and stop whenever you want (see the article Getting out of the army). You can go to jail just because you`re late for work. (Admittedly, a commander is unlikely to impose an extrajudicial sentence or court martial if you are late for work for the first time, but it would be perfectly legal for them to do so – see Article 86 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).) No matter how high your rank is, no matter what department you join, there will always be someone to tell you what to do and when to do it. Often you will not like or agree with your orders, but you will take a solemn oath to “obey the orders of the President of the United States and the legal orders of those who are appointed upon you.” Failure to comply with these orders can have serious consequences. If you can`t live with this simple fact, save yourself and the government precious time and money and don`t sign up. If you don`t like your boss or don`t like working in a civilian job, you can simply quit. This is not the case in the army. I constantly receive emails from recruits who have just completed basic training and/or technical school (vocational training) asking me how they can “leave” the army. The short answer is that you can`t – unless it`s a valid difficulty case (i.e., an immediate family member is terminally ill and your presence is required). The military can deport you for a variety of reasons, but you can`t just stop because you don`t like it. If the military decides to expel you (to fire you), the consequences of dismissal (depending on the type of release you are granted) may follow you for the rest of your life.
Time not spent on full-time active duty or spent in the National Guard/Drilling Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps Reserves will be spent in the TRI to supplement your military contract time. However, most of these contracts include four to six years of active service, followed by the remaining years in the reserves or IRR. Reserve or National Guard service is a part-time soldier, but a way to complement your enlistment in the military by training one weekend a month and two weeks a year. They are obliged to be called into active service if necessary. College Funds. All services, with the exception of the Air Force, offer a “college fund.” Some of the services offer “college funds” for people who agree to sign up for hard-to-fill jobs. The amount of money offered in the “College Fund” will be added to the amount of money you are entitled to on the Montgomery G.I. Bill (we will talk about the G.I. Bill later).
You cannot have the college fund without participating in the G.I. Bill. A word of warning – the amount of the “College Fund” specified in your convocation contract generally includes the amount you are authorized under the Montgomery G.I. invoice and the amount of additional funds provided by the Service. So, if your conscription contract states that you have a total of $40,000 “college fund,” $37,224 (2006 payments) would come from the Montgomery G.I. Bill, to which you would have been eligible anyway, “university funds” or not. In this case, the actual amount of the “Order Fund” (i.e. the “extra” money for education provided by the service) is only $2,776. Usually, but not always, when you accept the college fund, it reduces the amount of a cash enrollment bonus to which you may be entitled. The Navy and Marine Corps are offering up to $50,000 (combined college fund and GI bill) for their college fund programs.
The Army bids up to $71,424. Again, the exact amount offered often depends on the position chosen. Second, those who sign up for active service have at least two conscription contracts – the initial contract for the deferred enrolment programme and a final contract that will be signed on the day they go to MEPs to send them to basic training. The contract that counts is the final contract. It doesn`t matter if your conscription premium, advanced rank, university loan repayment program, college fund, etc. are not included in the first contract. However, you must ensure that all desired incentives are included in the final active employment contract (if your conscription/career choice program entitles you to these incentives). The DEP is actually the INACTIVE RESERVES (inactive members of the reserve do not perform weekend exercises, for example. B active members of the reserves, and they do not receive any payment – but technically they can be called up on active duty in case of emergency: Note: There has NEVER been a case where a DEP member has been involuntarily called to active service).
When your time at the DEP is up and it is time to enter active duty and send for basic training, you will be released from inactive reserves and sign a new conscription contract to register for active service. For more information on the DEP, see Part 3 of this series. As I said, most recruiters are honest. The purpose of this series is not to shut down military recruiters, but to inform potential recruits to enlist in the army; the pros and cons of joining the military, whether for a four-year conscription or a 30-year military career. The theme of this series requires that the “tone” be somewhat critical or negative. I do not think of it that way. I spent 23 years in the Air Force and enjoyed every minute. My main job today is to run this website and research/write about the U.S. military.
My two daughters serve happily in the Air Force (one on active duty, the other in the Air National Guard). I love the army and all its aspects. Once the employment counsellors have helped you determine which employment/registration program you will enroll in, they will complete the paperwork and you will sign a conscription contract (and take an oath) enrolling in the DEP (Deferred Enrolment Program). The DEP is a “hold state” while you wait for the scheduled shipping date for basic training. In addition to the new two-year contracts, the Coast Guard continues to offer three-year and four-year contracts. For more information about salaries, including contract payments, please visit (Defense Finance and Accounting Service): www.dfas.mil/ For any questions about National Guard Office records (joint DoD activity), please visit (National Guard Office FOIA Applicant Service Center): www.nationalguard.mil/Resources/FOIA.aspx Generally, if the work in your contract is denied to you due to something that escapes your control (for example. B if the service has the Job expires, or reduces the job, or has made a mistake and found that you are not eligible for employment, or you are denied a security clearance – not because of false information), then you have the choice to apply for a layoff or choose a new job from a list of available jobs for which you are eligible. In this case, the choice is yours (it should be noted that although these situations are known, they rarely occur). If you have any questions about Army Department (non-Guard) records, please contact (Army Department FOIA Policy Office): www.rmda.army.mil/foia/RMDA-FOIA-Division.html Service in the Army is an obligation for both the “on duty” person and the military. There is a contract that a soldier will sign to serve for a number of years, but the military also guarantees you a paycheck, housing, food, clothing, medical and dental care, and education.