Saturday, July 25, 2009
Army Hiring 2,000 for Career Positions
Chile's army is hiring the first 2,000 soldiers as part of its modernization. By next year, a total of 5,200 troops will be on the payroll. The job requirements: Age 19-24, at least 2 years of high school, clean criminal record, single, no children. Applicants also must pass physical and psychological evaluations. The jobs are open to current enlistees, although people without military service can also apply. If hired, soldiers serve for five years and can apply to become noncomissioned officers. Professional soldiers are being counted on to provide the skilled labor to operate the new generation of high-tech weaponry and support systems.