How does the Army support education and America’s youth?
The Army has long been an advocate of preparing the next generation of global citizens to tackle issues facing a changing world. The Army understands its responsibility to enable students by giving them the tools they need to attain the brightest and best futures in whatever educational or career path they choose after high school. From internships to test-prep tools, the Army has created a diverse portfolio of no-cost educational programs and resources for teachers, coaches, school administrators and community organizations for use inside and outside the classroom. For more information, visit www.armyedspace.com.
I am a teacher. How can educators support the Army?
Educators (teachers, administrators, counselors, coaches, etc.) are some of the Army’s most powerful advocates. By making sure you are informed and aware of the opportunities and options available through Army service, as well as the tools the Army has developed to help students succeed and prepare for their futures, you can ensure young people have the information they need make a well-informed and educated decision about military service. In addition to educating yourself about the benefits of serving in the Army, you can also invite Army personnel into your school, agree to display or share information with students and parents, recognize and honor Future Soldiers with a ceremony, etc.
I’m not a community leader, can I still help?
Yes, there are many ways to help. By becoming more informed and sharing the Army story, you can help shape perceptions and educate your family, friends and colleagues about the opportunities available through Army service. For more information, visit Get Involved or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can businesses get involved?
The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) and Reserve Employer Partnership (EP) programs offer companies productive employees – who have already been professionally trained and experienced in their specific job skill – without the employers having to spend precious training and human resource recruitment dollars.
When I talk about the U.S. Army, what messages should I communicate?
The U.S. Army has refreshed its brand and the way it talks about itself. As it moves beyond outdated perceptions, it strives to increase awareness of the current Army force as a highly educated and versatile, elite organization.
The underlying message of the Army brand can be understood by its Positioning Statement, which addresses what the Army stands for as an institution:
“The U.S. Army is the Nation’s most versatile force meeting the ever-changing challenges of today.
It has the scale and scope to adapt to challenges that arise both at home and abroad. The Army is constantly evolving its competencies and capabilities to prevail in complex environments to protect and preserve our Nation.”
What are the core values of the U.S. Army and its Soldiers?
Can you describe the recruits that the U.S. Army is looking for?
This is well summed up by the Soldier’s Creed. Soldiers in the U.S. Army are proud to represent the values and commitment expressed in this creed:
I am an American Soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
Who can I contact if I want more information about U.S. Army efforts in my community?
For information about the Army’s efforts in your community, contact your local Army Recruiting Battalion.