A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/cr-uqJDUPfk
Most people don't know that there are more than 200 different careers in the Army, including musicians. Endless opportunities await Soldiers who are seeking an opportunity to serve the country while pursuing their passions and finding their purpose.
There is no better example of the unexpected career paths for Soldiers than Staff Sergeant Lamar Riddick. As one of the first hip-hop artists in the Army, Staff Sergeant Riddick is an example of how the Army supports the dreams of Soldiers in and out of uniform.
“Find out what your passion is. What do you love to do? See if that is available to you in the Army and you can still serve your country doing what you love” Staff Sgt. Riddick told an interviewer with Greensboro, NC station WGHP (Fox).
If music is not your passion, the Army also has careers in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering, cyber and more. Soldiers also enjoy competitive benefits to help them continue to advance their careers and personal lives, including everything from healthcare, tuition assistance, home buying benefits, and so much more.
“The Army has provided a great opportunity to have stability in my life through health coverage, to mental and physical therapy, to my finances. A great thing about the Army is being supported by an organization that also encourages travel and provides the resources. I had the opportunity to spend 26 days in Scotland preforming with the Army Field Band in front of thousands of people, that blew my mind and felt like a dream and I was able to do that through the support of the Army” Riddick added in an interview on WTTG TV in Washington, D.C.
“The possibilities are endless” Riddick shared with the audience on Chicago’s WFLD TV.
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