FORT KNOX, Kentucky –
The U.S. Army has added Hawaii and Germany to the list of guaranteed assignment locations for 16 different occupations.
These often sought-after duty stations are now an option for new enlistees for about 1,500 vacancies for careers like infantry, wheeled vehicle mechanic, motor transport operator and military police.
These locations have been added to the previously announced list of locations available as part of the duty station of choice enlistment option, which included Fort Carson, Colorado; Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Drum, New York; and installations in Alaska. These locations are options for more than 5,000 vacancies.
“The Army understands that having the option to stay closer to home and loved ones is a big deal, and it’s taking steps to make the decision easier on applicants,” said Brig. Gen. John Cushing, the deputy commanding general for operations at U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
Many applicants have the opportunity to use this enlistment option and combine it with other available incentives, which could mean up to $50,000 in bonuses or up to $65,000 in student loan repayment.
Individuals can learn more about Army career options and the benefits of military service at www.goarmy.com.