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    Recruiting young medical professionals into the Army Reserve

    Maj. Gen. Lee shares tips with recruiters on attracting medical professionals to the Army Reserve

    Photo By Maj. Satomi Mack-Martin | Maj. Gen. William S. Lee, Commanding General for the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment...... read more read more



    Story by Maj. Satomi Mack-Martin 

    3rd Medical Command Deployment Support

    "What attracts young professionals now, is the opportunity for elite professional engagement in their fields," said the commanding general for the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) located at Gillem Enclave, Ga.

    Maj. Gen. William S. Lee, the only physician in Marion, Ala., with a clinic specializing in family medicine, was the guest speaker for the Alabama Recruiting Partnership Council (R2PC).

    Lee discussed the state of the Reserve Command with Alabama and Florida Panhandle Recruiters within the Montgomery Recruiting Battalion.

    Recruiting the leaders of tomorrow, the Montgomery Recruiting Battalion's mission is to recruit America's best volunteers to enable the Army to win in a complex world.

    Military recruiting statistics show that the greatest single motivator for recruits to join is a sense of experiencing new adventures and a chance to travel.

    Other motivators involve institutional and occupational opportunities.

    The top institutional motivators for recruits include adventure and travel, a call to serve, and family history.

    Some occupational motivators include benefits, job stability, pay, and job training.

    "Young professionals want to be intellectually challenged," said Maj. Gen. Lee.

    Lee encouraged recruiters to highlight opportunities other than monetary incentives, such as opportunities to see and treat medical issues abroad that are uncommon in the U.S.

    Maj. Gen. Lee also stated that the military has some of the best ER doctors in the country. Joining could potentially give future doctors an opportunity to publish.

    As the Commanding General of a senior deployable medical command and control headquarters, providing support to U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Army Central areas of operation, with a span of over 7,500 soldiers and civilians located in 21 states and Puerto Rico, Maj. Gen. Lee shared some of the many opportunities available to medical professionals in the Army Reserve.

    Within the 3rd MCDS, opportunities exist for surgical nurses, nurse anesthetists, medical logistics, medics, and technicians for veterinary services, biomedical, behavioral health, and preventive medicine.

    Many soldiers within the 3rd MCDS have participated in military externship programs with companies such as General Electric Healthcare, with a focus on biomedical and field engineers in the medical device industry.

    With their primary focus in recruiting the strength of the Army, Recruiters within the Montgomery Recruiting Battalion gained insightful knowledge from Maj. Gen. Lee in seeking out the best medical prospects.

    "The opportunity to build a dual career has never been better," said Maj. Gen. Lee.



    Date Taken: 03.24.2018
    Date Posted: 03.25.2018 23:19
    Story ID: 270532
    Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL, US 
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    Recruiting young medical professionals into the Army Reserve