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DRILL SERGEANTS

BE THE BEST. TRAIN THE BEST.

Just like active Army drill sergeants, Army Reserve drill sergeants lead incoming Soldiers in Basic Combat Training, One Station Unit Training and Reserve Officer Training Corps. They serve as advisors, instructors, and evaluators in 42 states.

Drill Sergeants hold one of the most important tasks in the Army: training the Soldiers who will serve as defenders of the country and future leaders. As both a Drill Sergeant and a member of the Army Reserve, you will serve one weekend a month and as little as 15 days per year on the trail.

BENEFITS

  • Open to all MOSs
  • Special Duty Assignment Pay
  • Up to $12,000 Bonus for those who qualify
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Diverse assignment options
  • Full-time pay and benefits while serving on active duty
  • Low-cost TRICARE Reserve Select for you and your family
  • Access to Army Reserve Retirement programs
  • Education and Tuition Assistance
  • Training and unit locations across the country and abroad
  • Commitment is as little as 41 days each year
  • Opportunity for additional duty periods and full-time Drill Sergeant positions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Pay Grade E-4 through E-7
  • Meet physical fitness standards and pass all events of the ACFT
  • Meet Army height and weight standards
  • Maximum PULHES of 211321 (Shaving Profiles are not authorized)
  • Minimum GT score of 85
  • Minimum three-years of military service completed
  • Must have a minimum of a favorable background investigation (NACLC/T3)
  • Ability to pass an extensive Position of Significant Trust and Authority background screening
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Display professional military bearing and good conduct
  • Good communication skills

DRILL SERGEANT TRAINING

Drill Sergeant candidates attend the Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C. This course must be completed in one continuous phase of 65 days.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers should contact the 108th Training Command’s (IET) Command Career Counselor to learn more about how to become an Army Reserve Drill Sergeant. Call (704) 780-5760 or email usarmy.usarc.108-tng-cmd.mbx.g1-readiness-systems@army.mil to contact the 108th Training Command’s Command Career Counselor.


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