Family and MWR Programs

The Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program is a worldwide system of services and activities provided by civilians that supports soldiers and their families. Imagine yourself in the center of explosive concerts, leading kayaking adventure trips, opening a theme restaurant or renovating a multi-million dollar hotel!


NAF Management Trainee Program

The NAF Management Trainee Program recruits, hires, and develops college students and graduates, Wounded Warriors, and current or former NAF employees in MWR functional areas as NF-3 developmental NF-4 positions. The annual recruitment and development of trainees assist Army MWR with ensuring knowledgeable and effective leaders are in place to meet the needs of Soldiers and Families at Garrisons worldwide. We currently hire Management Trainees for the following functional areas:

Child and Youth Services | Sports and Fitness Management | Community Recreation | Outdoor Recreation | NAF Contracting | Marketing | Financial Management | NAF Human Resources | Professional Golf Management | Golf Superintendent | Hospitality Management


NAF Developmental Chef Program

The Developmental Chef Program recruits, hires, and develops candidates from fully accredited culinary schools into the MWR Business Operations area as NF-4 Developmental Chefs. This program exists as a separate functional track of the Family and MWR Programs Management Trainee Program. Up to eight (8) Developmental Chefs are hired annually to gain hands on experience in culinary operations throughout two phases of training.

Developmental Chefs will spend 3-6 months on an unaccompanied TDY to an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) location. These locations include Cape Henry Inn and Beach , Edelweiss Lodge and Resort (Germany), Shades of Green (Florida), Hale Koa Hotel (Hawaii) and Dragon Hill Lodge (Korea). Housing and meals are provided during this initial phase.

The remaining 18 months of the program will be completed at an Army Garrison and will focus on hands-on application of the US Army Catering practices and procedures in addition to revenue generating operations to include (but not limited to): restaurants, clubs, bowling, golf courses, mobile snack facilities, contracted business operations, and catering operations.

  • Announcements Section:

    The NAF Management Trainee Program is currently making innovative intergrations to our "World Class" training program! Please visit our site in the near future for career opportunities. If you are interested in other vacancy announcements within Installation Management Command and Family and MWR please visit USAJOBS.

  • For more information contact the NAF Management Trainee Program Office at (210) 466-1633 or (210) 466-1634.