U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS)

Army Reserve: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

The U.S. Army Partnership for Youth 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.



Army Reserve Soldiers on drill status are eligible for the PaYS program if they joined the program upon enlistment. They become eligible after completion of Initial Entry Training.

Benefit Highlights

If a Soldier chooses the PaYS program option during the enlistment process, the guidance counselor or Army recruiter uses the PaYS database to identify two partner companies or agencies with job needs that match the job skills associated with the military occupational specialty (MOS) selected. The Soldier signs a Soldiers applying paint to their face Statement of Understanding (SOU) with the selected PaYS partners containing the details of the PaYS option. As part of the program the PaYS partners agrees to interview the Soldier for a selected position providing that the Soldier receives an honorable discharge after one enlistment, is otherwise qualified and a job vacancy exists. Six months prior to separation, the Soldier coordinates transition to civilian life, through the Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP), notifying the PaYS partner selected upon enlistment.

There are 798 private companies, corporate and public sector agency partners participating in PaYS (as of 2020) with thousands of jobs in the PaYS database. Companies that participate in the program include global companies such as Coca-Cola Refreshments Inc, Amazon, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sears Holdings Corporation, Cintas, and HCA. They also include local organizations across the country such as the Los Angeles Police Department, New York State Police, Boston Fire Department, San Diego Police Department, and the Baltimore County Police Department.

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: 26 August 2020