Big Bucks for Seamen. Not you, Marines.
The Navy is offering large bonuses for key roles while the Marine Corps takes a more heavy handed approach to find female drill instructors. Plus we found some jobs you might like.
Looking For a Few Good Women
The Marine Corps is actively recruiting female drill instructors to help boost enlistment after a drop in recruitment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Corps saw an overall decrease in personnel since the pandemic started (like all branches), but the recruitment of female drill instructors has the potential to attract more women to the Corps.
Their ultimate goal is to have mixed-gender drill instructor teams for all recruit units. To do so, they’d have to increase their female drill sergeant count from 134 to at least 207 in the next few years. A tall task. They are actively asking for volunteers but could also use a tool called the Headquarters Marine Corps Special Duty Assignments Screening Team (or HSST) to assign qualified personnel. Those who decline these tough assignments would be barred from reenlistment. (More here)
You want the bonuses?? The Marine Corps can't handle the bonuses.
For those who missed last week’s edition of the Observation Post, we relayed a story about how the second in command of the Marine Corps said that Marines don’t need all that extra cash weighing them down.
Is it because it would make shose sharp looking dress trousers bulgy?
I'm afraid not. According to that Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps who shall remain nameless, their bonus is that they get to call themselves MARINES. Ooorah.
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Big Bucks for Seamen
No, for like sailors. Sheesh.
The Navy is offering retention bonuses to retain experienced surface warfare officers as it looks to fill glaring holes in its leadership ranks. The bonuses are targeted at officers with three to six years of service who have completed the necessary qualifications to be considered a surface warfare officer. Those with six to eight years of service can receive up to $90,000 to stay on active duty, with additional bonuses available for sailors in submarines or aviation.
The Navy hopes these bonuses will help to attract and retain the best officers to serve in its fleet. (more here)
Veterans Looking for Jobs or Starting Their Own Business
The top story on the job front is the Department of Veterans Affairs recently shared a list of more than 200 remote jobs with veteran-friendly employers. These jobs are in a variety of industries including information technology, healthcare, customer service, and marketing. The roles are expected to help veterans gain the skills they need to succeed in civilian careers while giving employers access to talented individuals who are focused and driven. This is a great opportunity for veterans to advance their careers while also providing employers with a highly qualified, diverse pool of applicants.
Want to work at the VA? Here are some tips on how to land a job with the VA.
Want to work at the VA…but the thought of the long application process have you exhausted already? They are trying to speed things up.
Maybe you’d rather work for yourself? Get help starting your own business. https://news.va.gov/115820/veterans-business-start-up-help-warrior-rising/
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