The National Guard missed its recruitment last year by 20% so it's no surprise they're getting creative. They are now offering a program whereby Guard members will get a fee for any recruits they bring in.
The Guard Recruiter Assistant Program, launched this week in five states, offers National Guard members $1,000 for enlisting a recruit and another $1,000 when the prospect shows up for basic training.
"Bring in 10 people and you can earn $20,000," says Lt. Col. Mike Jones, deputy division chief for recruiting and retention at the National Guard Bureau.
Now they can't go recruiting nilly willy....
They must complete an online training program that covers ethics, values of the National Guard and what qualifies someone to join the military.
They'll receive a kit to help market the Guard. Once they find a potential recruit, they enter the name on a website and full-time recruiters take it from there.
I'll give $2000 to any Guard member that submits any of these names to the website....
Jenna or not Jenna Bush