Tag Archives: recruiting

WANTED: Gamer Sailors for Navy's 'Goats & Glory' ESports Team

WANTED: Gamer Sailors for Navy’s ‘Goats & Glory’ ESports Team

Navy Electronics Technician 2nd Class Manuel Bolanos, a native of McAllen, Texas, assigned to the Navy’s esports team, Goats & Glory, plays a friendly Valorant skirmish during the Valorant $5K Lan Tournament, part of a Navy Promotional Day (NPD) Philadelphia, May 14, 2022. US Navy Photo

Are you a sailor who wants to play video games from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.?
Good news, the Navy has a job for you. Read More

Navy Rolls Out Retention Programs for Submarine Commanders, Senior Enlisted Sailors

Navy Rolls Out Retention Programs for Submarine Commanders, Senior Enlisted Sailors

Tugboats guide USS Minnesota (SSN-783) to the pier as the Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine returns to Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., in 2021. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to reflect a clarification in the officers eligible for the bonus.

A new Navy program will offer $20,000 per year to members of the submarine community in a bid to increase retention. Read More

Navy Predicts Challenging Future Recruiting Environment, On Target to Hit Retention Goals

Navy Predicts Challenging Future Recruiting Environment, On Target to Hit Retention Goals

Sailors assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) prepare to re-attach the starboard anchor chain following the completion of preventive maintenance on March 30, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s latest budget proposal will cut more than a thousand sailors from the sea service, a reflection of a difficult recruiting environment that defense officials predict will only get worse. Read More

Navy Offering Up to $50K in Recruiting Bonuses

Navy Offering Up to $50K in Recruiting Bonuses

Sailors assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Philadelphia participate in the Navywide E-7 advancement exam held at Navy Operational Support Center in New Castle, Del., on Jan. 19. US Navy Photo

The Navy is offering recruitment bonuses of up to $50,000 as a new incentive, the sea service announced Friday. Read More

Marine Corps Shifting Focus From High Turnover Force To Retaining Experienced Marines

Marine Corps Shifting Focus From High Turnover Force To Retaining Experienced Marines

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Aaron J. Seeley, a native of Corner, Alabama, graduates Marine Corps recruit training as the honor graduate for Platoon 2082, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Oct. 15, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps will undertake a multi-year shift from its signature high turnover and young force approach to new ways to recruit more seasoned talent and retain Marines. Read More

Short on Personnel, Army Recruiters Try Poaching Navy Officer Candidates on Reddit

Short on Personnel, Army Recruiters Try Poaching Navy Officer Candidates on Reddit

THE PENTAGON — The Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all hit their Fiscal Year 2018 recruiting targets, but the Army missed its goal by more than a regiment’s worth of troops – 6,528 active duty soldiers– according to a recently released Department of Defense report. With a shortfall looming, at least one Army recruiter took to the Navy-themed Reddit page, r/navy, in an apparent attempt to woo Navy personnel. Read More

Slogans that Sell the Service: A Brief History of U.S. Navy Television Ads After the End of the Draft

Slogans that Sell the Service: A Brief History of U.S. Navy Television Ads After the End of the Draft

Screengrab from Navy's video for the

Screengrab from Navy’s “Global Force Good” campaign.

The Navy has long recognized the effectiveness of powerful visual images for attracting new recruits. Men who had not been drafted were often enticed to enlist by the striking images found on ubiquitous posters as well as by the smartly uniformed personnel manning the recruiting booths. Read More