The U.S. Army is expanding its use of recent combat veterans to assist
recruiting. The new program offers recently returned troops 30 days of
recruiting duty in their home town (with travel and living expenses covered).
Those eligible include lower ranking troops (Staff Sergeants and below) and
officers (Captain and below). Travel expenses will be paid for spouses. To be
eligible, you must have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan in the last 7-12
has found that its best recruiters are young troops who have been in combat.
They know what is going on over there, and can relate to potential recruits of
the same age. Most troops don't like recruiting duty. It's a high pressure job,
and you often have to deal with civilians who have not a clue about what's
really going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. But 30 days is manageable, or so the