A New “Call of Duty”: Army Seeks Officer, NCO, Enlisted Gamers for “eSports” Team
by Scott Faith
It’s like the All-Army Sports program, just not as sweaty.
Are you a Soldier, noncommissioned officer, or junior officer in the Army with mad gaming skills? If so, it might be time to consider a career change.
As part of its marketing and recruiting effort, the Army is looking to recruit highly-skilled gamers to compete for spots on its eSports team. Top performers in games including Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, and Rainbow 6 now have the opportunity to try out for the All-Army team. Below is the text of the recruiting email making its way through the Army email system. If you think you have what it takes, the points of contact are listed.
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U.S. Army eSports is a highly successful, DA sanctioned program run by the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The organization fields competitive teams to represent the U.S. Army both online and at events across the country.
We are looking to expand our talent pool of Active Duty, Army Reserve, and National Guard soldiers across all games and platforms. We have regular tryouts for our competitive teams and are looking to maximize participation in order to maintain our competitive edge.
Teams that are currently or soon to be in the process of tryouts include:
– Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC)
– Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4)
– Overwatch (PC)
– Rocket League (Cross Platform)
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PC)
– Active duty, Army Reserves, or National Guard
– E-1 to E-8, O-1 to O-3, and WO1 to CW3
– Must be in good standings (no flags/pending actions)
– Able to compete at the highest level of eSports competition in their perspective title
– To be eligible for TDY opportunities:
– Must have up to date DA 705/ DA 5500 and Active Government Travel Card and DTS account
To inquire about opportunities or to interact with other soldiers in an active gaming community, join our Discord server at https://www.discord.gg/usarmyesports.
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Social and streaming accounts are twitter, Instagram, Facebook @usarmyesports.
Scott Faith is a veteran of a half-dozen combat deployments and has served in several different Special Operations units over the course of his Army career. Scott’s writing focuses largely on veterans’ issues, but he is also a big proponent of Constitutional rights and has a deep interest in politics. He often allows other veterans who request anonymity to publish their work under his byline. Scott welcomes story ideas and feedback on his articles, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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