U.S. Army offering big bucks as signing bonuses for recruits

The U.S. Army is offering its largest signing bonus to date with up to $50,000 available for qualified recruits who enlist for six years of active-duty service.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Ruland, a Gulfport recruiter, said the bonuses are higher than what he’s seen.

“It’s not something that I have seen since I have been a recruiter for the past four years, so it’s definitely something to check into,” Ruland said. “Our national security is on the line, so we need to get people in to protect us and serve in multiple different MOS that serve multiple different purposes for the Army.”

The total signing bonus for a new recruit is based on a combination of incentives offered for the selected career field, length of enlistment and ship date for training.

The career-based bonus is up to $40,000 for jobs the Army needs to fill now or has difficulty filling because of required qualifications.

The quick-ship bonus ranges from $2,000 to $9,000 for recruits who attend basic training within 90 days of their signing date.

Recruits can net $10,000 for choosing to jump out of airplanes with the Airborne option or they can receive $20,000 for becoming Ranger qualified.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a recruiter, contact Adam Garlington at 225-769-8715.

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