I will be coming up on my ETS from RA a few months after I return from Iraq. I was talking to an AGR recruiter about becoming one and it sounded like a pretty good job. I want to hear what you guys have to say about it, pros/cons?
If you are interested in becoming an AGR recruiter you need to do it through the national guard. They are not part of USAREC and it is a good-great job depending on you chain of command. If you put in to be a Army Reserve AGR recruiter USAREC will WRECK your life like it does to everyone. Don't do it. Dial 1-800-GO-GUARD today. LOL
Originally posted by man55: Ok, thanks for the advice. The AGR recruiter I talked to told me to just contact him when I ETS so thats how I was gonna go through with it. Could you elaborate on how USREC bones people?
The job just sucks butt. Work weekends, holidays, make 19 million unneeded phone calls. You have to have a certain equation of enlistments to make you mission. (Certain amount of this, certain amount of that) In the Guard two warm bodies of any type will do. Additionally AGR recruiters for the Army Reseres do not get to choose a location, unlike the guard. Additional state benefits in addition to federal benefits as well depending on the state you choose. Same special duty pay (450) and G whip like your federal counterparts. No worries about having to relocate, ever.
I can agree w/ gijoeyl33, if you land in a bad assignment, w/ a bad Station Commander, 1SG, etc...just like any Army assignment. It also depends on how well you 'take' to recruiting. My 8 years in USAREC were fairly decent, although I 'took' to the job. Never thought it too bad, but it can be, whether USAR or NG (I've seen them suffer, too!). You are subject to 'Big Army', although we (the USAR) are working to break away from USAREC and form our own recruiting force much like the NG. That won't happen, fully, for at least another 3-5 years, but it will. Anyway, your choice; in either component you have to produce the numbers.