U.S. Army, Community Medical Services partner in post-service employment program - AZEdNews
Sections    Tuesday March 28th, 2023

U.S. Army, Community Medical Services partner in post-service employment program

  • |
  • Michael Scheck   |   U.S. Army Recruiting Command Phoenix Battalion


Representatives of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Phoenix Battalion and Community Medical Services will sign an agreement on January 26 to provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success Program.

PaYS is a strategic partnership program between the Army and a cross-section of U.S. corporations and public sector agencies. Current Phoenix Battalion PaYS partners include Banner Health, U-Haul, the Albuquerque Police Department, the Glendale Police Department, tech company Nextiva and the Arizona Department of Transportation.   

CMS operates over 40 opioid treatment clinics across nine states. They opened the nation’s first 24-hour Opioid Treatment on Demand center in Phoenix.  Following this, they expanded the model to Columbus, Ohio and West Allis, Wisconsin. The CMS is focused on meeting the challenges presented by the growing opioid epidemic in communities where treatment is lacking, according to the company’s web site.

PaYS was developed to help the Army attract, train and deploy talented young people who want to serve their country, and also want to help secure future success in their local community once they’ve completed military service. 

Under terms of the agreement between the Army and Community Medical Services, enlistees in the PaYS program gain valuable job-related training and experience while in the Army that enhances their qualifications for future employment following their active duty or reserve enlistment. 

Community Medical Services can also guide the Soldier, while they are still on active duty, in obtaining additional certifications important for the civilian position.

The Army currently has more than 460 partner corporations and public sector agencies across the nation.