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**THIS JOB REQUIRES ENLISTING/JOINING THE U.S. ARMY**

This is an entry-level position with no experience necessary. When you enlist into the Army as an Army Cook, you become a part of a team of Soldiers. As a Soldier you secure your future with a career in the Active Duty Army (full-time) and are able to take advantage of all the benefits that serving in the Army gives you. You gain leadership skills, college credit, and job-security by enlisting into the Army that is hard to find in the civilian sector. The culinary specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison foodservice operations.

 

Job Duties:

 

  • Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam, and sauté as prescribed by Army recipes
  • Operate, maintain, and clean field kitchen equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment
  • Attend Basic and Advanced Training (paid)

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Age - 17 to 34 years old
  • Education - Current Senior in High School(HS), HS Diploma, GED, GED equivalent, or higher education level completed
  • Citizenship - U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Submit to background and medical screening
  • Receive a passing score on the ASVAB

 

Benefits:

  • Enlistment bonus up to $40,000, varies by job and individual qualifications
  • Education benefits
    • Tuition Assistance ($4,000 annually) / GI Bill (up to $108,000 for 36 months of attending college)
  • Paid training (Basic and Advanced)
  • 30 days of paid vacation earned every year
  • Additional living expenses for those who have dependents
  • Various lengths of contracts available from 2 years to 6 years normally

 

This is a position in the Army Reserves. In order to qualify you must meet the minimum requirements to enlist in the United States Army. 

 

These include, but are not limited to:

 

Age between 17-34 years old

Ability to pass an extensive background check with no significant law charges (waivers are authorized on a case-by-case basis)

Ability to pass an extensive medical exam including full panel drug testing to ensure fitness to enlist in the military and attend basic training

Attaining qualifying test scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB)

Required qualifications:

  • 17 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Drug screening
  • Background check
  • Speaks English
  • Reads English
  • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher