Community Recreation
Outdoor Recreation
Sports & Fitness
Hospitality Management
Professional Golf PGM
Golf Superintendent
Child & Youth Services
Financial Management
Human Resources
Marketing
NAF Contracting
Development Chef

Community Recreation

outdoor rec imageAs a Community Recreation Management Trainee, you will be given an opportunity to learn how the Army Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) recreation system functions. On-the-job training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on: Operation of community activities centers; interacting with the Recreation Delivery System (RDS) Team to plan community programs; coordinating special events programming; marketing and advertising for events and programs; facility inspections; preparation of financial reports and budgets; internal cash, property and inventory controls; evaluation of financial statements and trends; personnel management; contracting and procurement; capital improvements analysis; authentication of receiving merchandise and supplies; assessment of storage, safety, layout and efficiency; and inventories of fixed assets, supplies and consumables.

Outdoor Recreation

outdoor rec imageAs a Outdoor Recreation Management Trainee, you will be given an opportunity to learn how the Army Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) recreation system functions. On-the-job training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on: Operation of outdoor recreation centers and equipment check out;; campgrounds; RV Storage lots; planning and execution of high adventure programming; special events programming; marketing and advertising for events and programs; interacting with the Recreation Delivery System (RDS) Team to plan community programs;, facility inspections; preparation of financial reports and budgets; internal cash, property, and inventory controls; evaluation of financial statements and trends; personnel management; contracting and procurement; capital improvements analysis; authentication of receiving merchandise and supplies; Facility assessment (layout, safety and storage); and operations assessment (processes & systems)

Sports & Fitness

outdoor rec imageAs a Sports & Fitness Management Trainee you will be given an opportunity to learn how the Army Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) recreation system functions. On-the-job training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on: Operation of physical fitness centers, aquatics facilities, snack bars and sports shops; conducting classes, training, and health and wellness programs; coordinating intramural leagues and tournaments; interacting with the Recreation Delivery System (RDS) Team to plan community programs; special events programming; marketing and advertising for events and programs; facility inspections; preparation of financial reports and budgets; internal cash, property and inventory controls; evaluation of financial statements and trends; personnel management; contracting and procurement; capital improvements analysis; authentication of receiving merchandise and supplies; assessment of storage, safety, layout and efficiency; and inventories of fixed assets, supplies and consumables.

Hospitality management

food & beverage imageHospitality Management Duties: As a Hospitality Management Trainee, you will be given an opportunity to learn how the Army MWR hospitality system functions in the form of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers worldwide. A Hospitality Manager position is considered a key morale, welfare and recreation manager position requiring specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Training will focus on the operation of complex programs and services directly impacting on the success of a multi-faceted resort. On-the-job training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on support services such as personnel, financial and supply management, purchasing, marketing and sales, as well as operational functions such as front office, housekeeping, food service and beverage management, catering and banquet administration, and recreation, tourism and entertainment programming.

Professional Golf

Golf imageAs a Professional Golf Management Trainee, you are given the opportunity to learn how Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) golf operations function. On-the job-training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on: Overall operations of the golf course; pro-shop operations to include ordering, visual merchandising of resale items, planning, and conduct of play; outings and tournaments, ensuring that the facility is clean, safe, and meets standards of a quality golf operation; participates in regular meetings with the Golf Advisory Council; maintain close relationship with the golf course maintenance staff; assist with the operation of the golf car fleet; and as required, oversee certain aspects of food and beverage operation in support of outings and tournaments. The trainee will be expected to stay abreast of current golf trends through professional publications to help "grow the game." Additionally, the trainee is expected to provide first class customer service to all patrons and make the customer feel welcome.

Golf Superintendent

Golf Superintendent imageAs a Golf Superintendent Management Trainee, you are given an opportunity to learn how Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) golf operations function. On-the job-training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on the planning and execution of maintenance related activities to ensure the golf course maintains a high degree of playability by applying agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the course's maintenance standards and goals. These activities include supervising and directing the maintenance staff; ensuring that accurate and complete chemical application records are kept; acquiring and maintaining the golf course maintenance equipment, and formulation; and execution of the annual maintenance budget. Additionally, the superintendent maintains daily contact with the golf manager to discuss goals, plans, and activities to ensure that all facets of golf operations are complementary. Training will include pesticide application certification as well as attendance at the U.S. Army Golf Course Superintendents' Course at Texas A&M University.

Child & Youth Services (CYS)

Child & Youth ImageAs a Child and Youth Services (CYS) Management Trainee, you are given the opportunity to learn how the Army's CYS Program functions by working at every level of the operation. On-the job-training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation and will focus on: Operation of child development centers, family childcare homes, school-age services, summer camps, and youth centers with sports and fitness programs; services for children and youth with special needs; planning, development and execution of programs; community partnerships, outreach and volunteer programs; federal nutrition guidelines, menu development, food preparation and sanitation; regulations and standard operating procedures; facility and safety inspections; preparation of financial reports and budgets; evaluation of financial statements and trends; and personnel administration, training, scheduling, and support.

Financial Management

marketing imageAs a Financial Management Trainee, you are given the opportunity to learn how Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) financial management operations function by working at every level of the operation. On-the job-training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation but will focus on: Financial Management administrative and operational procedures to include, supervisory command and control of Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities (NAFI’s); sources and uses of MWR funds; Risk Management Program (RIMP); preparation of Annual Operating Budgets (AOB); forecasting and preparation of 5-year plans; execution of Capital Purchases and Minor Construction (CPMC) funds; NAF Major Construction Project budgets; financial internal controls; the preparation of financial reports and budgets; and contracting and procurement methods.

Human Resources

marketing imageAs a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) Human Resources Management Trainee, you are given the opportunity to learn how a NAF Human Resources Office functions by working in every aspect of the office. On-the job-training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation and will focus on: Differentiating between the appropriated (APF) and non-appropriated (NAF) pay systems; position classification; records and performance management; labor and management relations; workers compensation and safety; Equal Employment Opportunity; analysis of salary, wage and union structure; recruiting, examining, selecting, and placing employees in NAF positions; recruitment through the Career Referral Program; processing staffing actions; maintaining the personnel management database; and preparation of financial reports and budgets.

Marketing

marketing imageAs a Marketing Management Trainee, you are given the opportunity to become well versed in Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs in order to effectively operate an installation marketing office. On-the- job training programs vary according to the opportunities available at the installation and will focus on: Marketing operations to include customer service, market research, commercial sponsorship, advertising, publicity, graphics and special events programming; account management; securing advertising and commercial sponsorship dollars; merchandising and point-of-sale displays; media buying and planning; publication of internal and external electronic, print, radio and television media; website development; market research; planning, coordination and execution of events; analysis of organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; preparation of financial reports and budgets; and contracting and procurement methods.

Contracting

marketing imageAs a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) Contracting Management Trainee, you are given the opportunity to learn the essentials of the NAF procurement process. Utilizing a variety of training courses and on-the-job training, you will learn the basics of contracting needed to help provide customers with best value contract solutions. You will learn to: interpret and understand NAF Contracting policy and the Nonappropriated Fund Contracting Regulation, AR 215-4; use a variety of contract methods; evaluate offer proposals; analyze business and financial trends; and develop professional relationships with both the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) customers and contractors.

Chef Developmental

Chef Development imageThe Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs Five Star Catering Chef Developmental Program recruits, hires, and develops candidates from fully accredited culinary schools into the MWR Business Operations area as NF-3 Food and Beverage Specialists (Developmental Chefs). The Chef Development Program exists as a functional track of the FMWRC Management Trainee Program. Once hired, Developmental Chefs will undergo two phases of training combining for a total of 18 months. Phase I will last for 3-6 months with the employee on an un-accompanied TDY to an Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRC) location. These locations include: Cape Henry Inn and Beach Club (Virginia), Edelweiss Lodge and Resort (Germany), Shades of Green (Florida), Hale Koa Hotel (Hawaii), and Dragon Hill Lodge (Korea). Government housing and meals will be provided during this initial phase. Phase II will consist of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to a pre-arranged installation for a period of 12 months to implement the training learned during Phase I.