July 1959 Popular Electronics
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here is a recruitment advertisement
published by the the U. S. Army in the July 1959 edition of Popular Electronics.
This was only a few years after the
ended in 1953 and a couple years before we got involved
Vietnam War in 1961. It's always interesting to see what the mindset about
the current state of electronics was
many moons ago, and to compare it with today's technology. In the same manner, people
60 years from now will look at today's recruitment ads and be amazed at how relatively
crude our contemporary state of the art is.
Learn From Men Who Are Pioneering Electronics
PIONEERED BY TODAY'S ARMY.
Development of guided missiles and electronics for defense was pioneered by today's
Army. That's why Army electronics and missile training rank with the world's finest.
And that's why you're now able to get a technical education worth thousands of dollars
- at no cost to you!
CHOOSE BEFORE ENLISTMENT. Train in
a field you pick yourself! Choose from Electronics; Radar & TV Repair; Atomics;
Guided Missiles; many more. If you qualify for either the Graduate Specialist Program
or the "Choose-it-Yourself" Vocational Training System - your choice is guaranteed
GRADUATE SPECIALIST PROGRAM. The Army's
exclusive Graduate Specialist Program allows qualified high school graduates to
choose from 107 classroom technical courses. Successful candidates have their chosen
course guaranteed before enlistment. (High school seniors can apply before graduation
and enlist after.)
"CHOOSE· IT· YOURSELF" VOCATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM.
For the capable man who may lack a high school diploma, the new Army "Choose-it-Yourself"
Vocational Training System lets you choose your vocational training before you enlist.
To qualify, you must pass selective aptitude and physical examinations .
SEND FOR THIS NEW BOOKLET ... IT'S FREE. Find out all about
these two Army educational opportunities in a new 48-page booklet entitled The Secret
of Getting Ahead. Learn how to apply, how to qualify, how to choose your electronics
training before enlistment. Order your free copy by mailing coupon today.
TODAY, CLIP THIS COUPON AND MAIL TO:
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
Dept. of the Army
Washington 25, D.C., ATTN: AGSN
Posted September 17, 2019
(updated from original post on 10/1/2011)