By Brian Sutton
USAREC Public Affairs
October 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Members of U.S. Army Recruiting Command seized the opportunity the Army 10-Miler provided here to conduct a major recruiting and awareness event at the 10-Miler Expo at the D.C. Armory Oct. 7 and 8.
The command's members shared space on the lawn in front of the armory with members of U.S. Army Special Operations Command to provide service members and the public an opportunity to discuss Army careers.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jeremy Addleman, warrant officer recruiting program manager for USAREC, said since recruiting for many specialties represented at the expo comes from within the services, the expo is an event that makes sense to attend.
"We have a big market here," said Addleman. "We get a legitimate ... return on investment."
Warrant officer, explosive ordnance disposal, and special operations Soldiers were on hand with vehicle, helicopter and a bomb disposal robot interactive displays.
Addleman said since his program represents 43 warrant jobs, in comparison to most others on the field that only represent one to three different careers, naturally one could expect more interest at his booth.
"Of all the in-service options here, warrant officer recruiting definitely gets the most attention," said Addleman. "This is becoming an even bigger event for us [next year]."
Addleman said next year the displays will expand to include a greater breadth of career paths in the Army, making it more enticing for a greater number of people considering a career in the Army.