STARTING STRONG is a reality-based Army Television Program that takes interested and motivated civilians on a fast track, sneak peek into the life of The United States Army. The 10 episode series gives a rare, real behind-the-scenes look into Military Occupation Specialty, AKA Army Job, and the highly trained soldiers who are serving today and strives to honor those heroes who have since retired. This show is unlike any other on Television as one “prospect” is chosen from a pool of candidates to be embedded into the most highly-coveted positions on Army Posts across The United States. We learn what the Army has to offer them, what the prospect might have to offer The Army and what it takes to be successful in a specific MOS. Each week, we will meet a new potential recruit, “prospect”, Army Mentors, Battle Buddies and retired soldiers that will take them on a once in a lifetime journey. The prospect will face mental and physical challenges, specialized training and insight into Army life, which will ultimately lead to their decision on whether to stay a civilian or join the Army.
Avionic Mechanic (15N)
A civilian gets a behind the scenes look at Army Life before deciding to enlist or remain a civilian. The thrill of firing an M240H helicopter-mounted machine gun gives this soccer-playing college student another reason to consider enlisting
Fire Support Specialist (13F)
A civilian gets a behind the scenes look at Army Life before deciding to enlist or remain a civilian. He loves to snowboard, wakeboard and surf, but this extreme athlete isn't sure if he's ready to make the biggest move of his life.
Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember (14S)
Courtney is happy making money as a waitress, but she has bigger goals for her life – will the Army factor into them?
Combat Engineer (12B) Part 1
A civilian gets a behind the scenes look at Army Life before deciding to enlist or remain a civilian.
Combat Engineer (12B) - Part 2
After being pushed to the breaking point, Frank finds strength he didn't know he had to complete 3 days of training before making his decision.
Starting Strong as a ROTC Cadet
This crew team captain helps run the family farm — but is her work ethic enough to help her lead as an Army Officer?
His grandfather and uncle served their country, and his brother is an Army Sergeant, but Jeremy isn't sure if he'll follow in their footsteps.
Civil Affairs Specialist (38B)
Alanna thinks the Army can help her pursue a career in humanitarian relief. Will this former Peace Corps volunteer choose to become a "warrior diplomat?"
Combat Medic (68W)
The clock is ticking for Joseph to make a life-changing decision — to stay a civilian or become a lifesaving combat medic.
Vehicle Mechanic (91B)
Will fear hold him back — or will Josh begin his dream of becoming a highly skilled mechanic in the Army?