In this episode, we are speaking with SGT Grandstaff and SGT Sanchez-Ramirez about the various options provided by the military for youth after high school.
Note: Recruiters are assigned this position for 3 years on salary rather than via quota.
SGT Evan Grandstaff joined the Army out of Poway, CA in 2012 in IT and maintenance. He works on servers, telecommunication equipment, and systems maintenance.
He has been in for over 10 years, during which time, he has been to Fort Hood, TX ( deployed for 4 months in 2015 to Kandahar), Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and Fort Gordon, GA.
He currently works as a recruiter looking at a second visit to Korea.
SGT Marco Sanchez-Ramirez joined the Army in 2011 as a Heavy Equipment Operator out of Chico CA.
His first unit was Joint Base Lewis McChord with the 2nd Infantry Division. He was later deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013 with the 38th Engineer Company.
After returning home, he went to Fort Bliss Texas, and later returned to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Eventually, he received recruiting orders which landed him in his current assignment.
His next adventure will be an instructor for the Army Corps of Engineers School.