Partnership for Your Success (PaYS)

Army National Guard: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet


The U.S. Army Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) Program guarantees Soldiers a job interview and possible employment after leaving the Army. The Army partners with America's business community and public sector employers as an incentive to attract quality men and women to serve in all-volunteer Army, positively impact local perceptions, build an environment more favorable to the Army's Brand and to reconnect America with its Army. PaYS partners benefit through access to potential employees who bring the skills, professional work habits, and pride and personal integrity that an Army background provides.

As of April 2023, Army PaYS is now available to all Soldiers. Every recruit is automatically assigned a PaYS code upon enlistment and are encouraged to register prior to their ship date.

This process will also be retroactive so that all Soldiers currently serving are eligible for PaYS, regardless of whether they received PaYS when they initially joined.


Retired Army National Guard Soldiers are not eligible for the PaYS program.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the PaYS website at:

List of PaYS Partners:

For information on government civil service jobs, visit:

For National Archives Military Records Request information:

Document Review Date: 11 August 2023