The Army Referral System - Sergeant Major of the Army Recruiting Team (ARS-SMART) is a way for people to provide referrals who are interested in enlisting into the U.S. Army and/or Army Reserve.
Everyone who makes a referral through SMART is eligible for the Sergeant Major of the Army coin and certificate for the first referral resulting in an enlistment in the Army or Army Reserve. There are no bonus payments associated with ARS-SMART referrals.
Referrals must be made via the ARS-SMART referral link at https://smart.goarmy.com/ or through the USAREC 1-800 number dedicated to this program, 1-800-223-3735, ext. 6-0473.
In addition, the individual making the referral must provide the name of the acquaintance as a referral through the ARS-SMART site, before the acquaintance conducts an appointment with an Army or Army Reserve recruiter.
Future Soldiers should make all their referrals through the ARS-SMART system to qualify for advanced promotions.
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Make a referral
for enlistment into the Army or Army Reserve
New Registrants logging in with your AKO will find your AKO information inside your profile, this does not constitute that your registration is complete to qualify for the program. You will need to complete all required profile information based on your current category, i.e. Soldier, Retiree, DA Civilian, cadet, etc. Referral is not required, but can be accomplished during the initial registration.