Whether you’re nearing the end of your current enlistment or looking to return to service, the Army Reserve provides an excellent way to make the most of what the military and civilian worlds have to offer. As an Army Reserve Soldier, you are entitled to many of the same benefits as an active Army Soldier. Yet you’re also free to start a new career, continue your education or pursue any other goal while enjoying a civilian lifestyle. The Army Reserve has long been vital to our nation’s security and defense. By joining, you become part of a force rich in skills and ready to serve when called — a force, which is more important to our nation now than ever.
The Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program (HRAP) allows enlisted Soldiers who have recently completed Advanced Individual Training (AIT), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) or Army Civilian Acquired Skills Training (ACASP) to return to their hometowns to assist the local recruiters by sharing their Army training experiences with family, friends, high school classmates, Future Soldiers, veterans, and community leaders.
HRAP Soldiers report to the recruiting station and accompany recruiters throughout the community to assist in obtaining quality referrals for enlistment.
HRAP Soldiers return home on permissive TDY for up to 14 days. Soldiers who meet the below criteria may volunteer to participate in HRAP by submitting a DA Form 31 through the appropriate chain of command.
- High School Diploma Graduates, have completed a GED, or completed 15 or more credit hours of college (ACASP basic training, AIT or OSUT graduates may participate on HRAP)
- Meet Army height & weight standards
- Reside within 50 miles of the nearest recruiting station (must provide own transportation)
- Volunteer to perform HRAP duty in permissive TDY status at no cost to the government
All permanent party Soldiers may apply for HRAP by submitting a DA 31 through their chain of command.
Additionally, officers may also volunteer for HRAP duty in their hometowns or areas in which they are familiar, such as where they attended college. Interested officers should coordinate directly with the recruiting battalion executive officer where they wish to volunteer for duty. Officer volunteers are not authorized per diem during their tour.
For additional information on this program, refer to Army Regulation 601-2, Army Promotional Recruiting Support Programs.