In June 2003, then Staff Sgt. Matthew Quick, an aspiring Career Counselor, was preparing for the Army’s Basic Career Counselor Course. As he sought out online references (yes, the internet existed back in 2003), he realized the Army’s Retention Program didn’t have an online presence like most programs. That didn’t seem right.
Why create ArmyReenlistment?
Every good idea starts with a simple question. “What problem am I trying to solve?”
Recognizing the lack of available Army retention information, Staff Sgt. Quick purchased some software and learned how to create a website. As a result, ArmyReenlistment was founded in September 2003!
The site’s original mission was to provide a single site with updated retention and career enhancing information–as soon as it was available. To that point, whether you’re searching the latest retention bonuses, Reclassification In/Out Calls, transition services, or this month’s promotion cutoff scores, we pride ourselves on providing accurate and timely information.
As ArmyReenlistment.com grew, it was expected to be continuously updated. Therefore, it was maintained through deployments (using local internet cafes), continuous travels (at airports, hotels, in a car outside McDonald’s borrowing their WiFi, etc.), vacations, weekends, holidays, and whenever information became available. Without question, we’re dedicated to getting YOU the information when it’s available.
After nearly 16 years, sole site upkeep was no longer possible. That’s when a small group of Career Counselors stepped up! Instead of allowing the site to simply ‘fade away’, they’ve agreed to keep the site’s original mission alive!
Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, Retired