Sheriff’s office and U.S Army team up for post military program

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Army to help service members acclimate to life post-military.

On Thursday an official ceremony was held at Commission Chambers to celebrate the big step. The program is called the “Army Pays Program.” It helps people find a career after they leave the military. 

For many service members, it can be difficult to find their place and identity as a civilian. Both organizations hope to make the separation process easier.

Those who participate will be enrolled in the program the moment that they sign a contract and enter into the Army.

 “How that’s going to help is it’s going to it alleviates a lot of the anxiety in the unknown when you’re leaving the military service and it gives people a landing pad to come back to an start their civilian life,” said Lt. Col. David Foster. 

Whether he or she decides to serve 4 years or 20 years they will have the opportunity to connect with career resource after their service.

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