Please I have been researching to find out which option is best for me in regards to becoming a recruiter.
Here is a bit about me. I was in the army national guard for 3 yrs and was honorably discharged this past February.
I signed up for 3 years because I didn't get the MOS i wanted which is 46Q (Public Affairs).
Before joining the guard, I was a writer and was about to publish my magazine (I finally did in 2011) infact, that magazine landed me a job as the state alternate SARC (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator). I didn't ask for the job but the Chief of that state Air National Guard was intrigued by my passion, talents and putting the magazine together by myself.
So back to what I do, am a writer, I write for my city' newspaper, still publish my magazine, run a nonprofit organization established out of my passion to see girls and family in general succeed despite obstacles. We raise awareness on domestic violence and how victims can seek help, run annual teens expo etc. Basically, I love to write, research, always trying to find ways to find solutions to problems either through events or putting words/ideas together.
The current recruiter am working with wants me to go active duty..he believes the army will help me alot and I will be able to do stuff related to my passion such as working with the SAPR or family advocacy office(s) on base, write and work with military base newspapers. I told him, I have a lot am doing already on the civilian side and I just don't want to ditch the girls I mentor and the families I work with etc.
I went to him to sign up for reserve as 46Q but he claims there are no slots in the state for it but there are for active.
I do not see myself as an active soldier doing any other Mos except 46Q. But last week when I went to Meps to take my asvab, I met 3 new recruits (they inspired my new quest to become a recruiter), these two guys and a female had no idea what they want to do in the military, one has a bachelor's degree, he didn't know with that, he will come in as a specialist and not a private or pfc. I basically exchanged numbers with one to give him and let him know his options.
That encounter at Meps made me realize that I could help several new soldiers as well as the teenagers I work with as a civilian.
So tonight, I called a friend who told me about the AGR recruiting opportunity. Please, I want to find out how I can go about it rather than go active as a recruiter in the regular army.
Thank you for your advice, response. Oh thanks for reading my epistle. Yes, I know it's lonnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg.