National Guard Recruiting Case Study

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National Guard Recruiting Assistance Program Fraud and Abuse In 2005 the Recruiting Assistance Program was initiated to help the National Guard meet end strength requirements. Four years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq transformed the National Guard from a Strategic Reserve into an Operational Reserve and the National Guard was having a difficult time meeting end strength requirements due to operational tempo requirements and normal attrition from ETS and retirements. Being a member of the National Guard during this time I personally witnessed an increased number of ETS, retirements and transfers of Soldiers to the Army Reserves due to mobilizations or rumors of upcoming mobilizations between 2001 and 2006. The National Guard needing…show more content…
Recruiters were responsible for working with the RA once a potential Soldier is identified by providing information to the RA and potential Soldier about documentation that was required to complete the enlistment. Recruiters were also responsible for providing incentive information to the potential Soldiers prior to their enlistment. RAs could not provide this information to potential Soldiers because they could not make any promises or guarantees to potential Soldiers on behalf of the National Guard. The recruiter would then complete the enlistment or officer accession on the potential Soldier if they qualified for service. Most National Guard Recruiters work out of an armory where Soldiers drill and some work every day. It is expected that Soldiers provide leads for our full-time recruiting and retention NCOs. This program put a larger number of Soldiers in close contact with local recruiters due to the amount of participation the program received. Participation in the program was high because this was the first time Soldiers had the opportunity to earn money for bringing leads to a recruiter. Typically, a Soldier would talk to someone about joining the National Guard and then would pass along the name and phone number of that lead to his or her recruiter. Then the recruiter would check into the lead and try to get the potential Soldier to enlist. The incentivizing of recruiting efforts put a lot more Soldiers (RAs) in direct contact with the full-time recruiting force as Soldiers saw this as a quick and easy way to make extra

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