Army ASI 4N: Health Care Recruiter

I am doing a series of articles on Additional Skill Identifiers (ASIs). Army Officers have a primary job that they are trained for, but additional skills can be attained as the person completes the required training to do so. When that person completes this training, they are given a code that distinguishes any added skills they have gained.

In today’s post, we are going to look at an Additional Skill Identifier that can be extra helpful even after you leave Army service. This is Army ASI is 4N: Health Care Recruiter.

The United States Army is always in need of medical professionals. To get these professionals, there needs to be recruiters who use various marketing and advertising means to attract those who will fit in the Army’s medical needs. While Army Officers enter the U.S. Army with a primary skill, it is always a huge benefit to have additional skills. The ARMY ASI 4N is one of those additional skills you just may want to consider.

The Army Is Recruiting Recruiters

In the course of trying to recruit health care professionals, the Army knows the must recruit those who have the professional aptitude, the right attitude and the desire to bring health care professionals into the United States Army.

The Army knows that the best people to recruit as Health Care recruiters are personnel who have already served some time as an Army Officer. This is where the ASI 4N comes in. The Army desires to have recruiters who:

  • Have excellent discipline and leadership skills.

  • Are willing to work in a small unit sometimes far away from the parent unit.

  • Have self-discipline in maintaining Army values and standards.

  • Are willing to seek self improvement.

  • Can adapt to new methods and technologies in the recruiting process of the U.S. Army.

  • Have excellent organizational skills and top-of-the line time management priorities.

  • Are adaptive thinkers and capable of making quick decisions.

Recruiters are front line representatives of the Army. When a health care prospect views and hears the recruiter, that is the impression they will have of the Army. If they trust and respect the recruiter, they are more apt to join the Army’s medical team.

Added Benefits For Recruiters

Recruiters can attain some added benefits. Some of these are:

  • A recruiting expense account

  • Extra pay for foreign language proficiency

  • Special Duty Assignment Pay

Not to mention, the experience can lead to great civilian opportunities when your Army service is completed.

Recruiter Training

The training for being an Army Recruiter is held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. It lasts for 6 weeks and 4 days. The curriculum consists of:

  1. Eligibility to join the Army

  2. Recruitment technology

  3. Recruiting knowledge

  4. Communication skills

  5. Prospecting

  6. Interviewing

  7. Processing

  8. Future soldiers and officers

  9. Recruiting exercise

Recruiter Eligibility

There are certain eligibility requirements for recruiters. I suggest you go to this link to review them all, but some of them are:

  • United States citizen

  • 30 credit hours of college

  • At least 21 years old but not over 35

  • Have at least 4 years Time In Service

  • Have at least 3 years Time In Service left after completion of Recruiting Course

  • Meet all height/weight and physical fitness standards

  • No bankruptcy in past 3 years; no credit problems and adequate spendable income

  • No alcohol or drug related offenses in past 5 years

These are just a few of the requirements. It is recommended that you go to the link to review them all.

Medical Recruiting Brigade and Battalions

Once you become a Health Care Recruiter, you will be under the Command of the United States Army Recruiting Command, and ultimately the Medical Recruiting Brigade consists of several Battalions. Your parent Battalion could be:

  • 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion in the Northeast sector of the U.S.

  • 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion in the Southeast sector of the U.S.

  • 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion in the upper Midwest of the U.S.

  • 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion in the lower Midwest United States

  • 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion in the Western U.S.

The Medical Recruiting Brigade also employs 2 separate units to aid the 6th MR Brigade. One is in Los Angeles and the other in Fresno, California.

What You Need To Become An Army ASI 4N Health Care Recruiter

You will need several items to start the process. I suggest you download the Application checklist here. From that checklist, you will need:

  • The Interview Worksheet in Word or PDF

  • Privacy Act Statement in Word or PDF

  • Form 5425

  • Form 5426

  • Form 5427

  • From 7424 (You can download those forms here)

  • The assignment preference map

  • Mental evaluation

  • Most recent APFT

  • DA Photo

  • Photos of all tattoos

  • Last 3 NCOERS

If you have any questions you can email: usarmy.knox.usarec.mbx.hq-g1-rtr@mail.mil

I also suggest you read this publication that is made by the United States Army Recruiting Command: Recruiter Journal.

U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Mission and Vision

As the Army’s trusted ambassador to the American people USAREC recruits Soldiers; officers, warrant officers and enlisted to meet the needs of an expeditionary Army. It begins the transformation from civilian to Soldier, acts as the Army’s liaison with the American people, and does all with integrity and professionalism that clearly demonstrates the Warrior Ethos and Army Values. The command remains relevant and ready to provide the strength for our Army, today and into the future.

Final Thoughts

As a health care recruiter in the U.S. Army, you will use cutting edge technology, as well as old fashioned techniques in attracting those people who would be great potential Officers in the Army’s Medical Corps.

The after Army possibilities are endless too. If you do a Google search on health care recruiters, there are many jobs available. With Army health care recruiter experience, you would have a strong advantage.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any questions? If you have the Army ASI 4N, please tell us more. If I have left anything out I would appreciate you letting the readers know.

With that, I am also leaving some great links so you can see more on this subject. Thanks for visiting.

References

Medical Recruiting Brigade

Army Medical Department Careers

Go Army AMEDD

United States Army Recruiting Command on Wikipedia

Recruit The Recruiter

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