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Citizen Soldier for Life - Services

Citizen Soldier for Life Career Readiness Counselors (CRC) emphasizes training of Career Readiness Standards (CRS) and financial literacy during the initial phase of the Soldier Life Cycle (SLC) while still providing these services to all members of the ARNG at all phases of their SLC.

Services are provided during drill weekends at RSP, to parent units by request and during the week at the CSFL program office in your State. CSFL services aim to increase individual, unit and Family readiness and resilience, and boost recruiting and retention rates across the ARNG.

Approximately 40,000 new Soldiers and 7,000 prior service members will enter our formation each year, each mandated to receive CRS and financial literacy training at various touchpoints across their SLC. Of these, some will also be looking for employment within the communities they live and serve.

Preparing Soldiers for the dual role of service and citizen through financial and career readiness is the foundation for a culture that inspires Soldiers to continue serve, bolsters their position in the community, and strengthens the Citizen Soldier for Life concept.