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2005 December

The Army National Guard and Docupak, a private company, launch the Guard Recruiting Assistant Program (G-RAP) in five states. The Department of Defense extended an existing marketing contract with Docupak to run G-RAP. (https://www.army.mil/aps/08/information_papers/sustain/ARNG_Recruiter_Assistance_Program.html)

2006 January

G-RAP is expanded to all 50 states and four U.S. Territories. (https://www.army.mil/aps/08/information_papers/sustain/ARNG_Recruiter_Assistance_Program.html)


109,000 National Guard Members are active Recruiting Assistants (RA)

National Guard Recruiting Assistants sign more than 139,000 new recruits

G-RAP is the most successful recruiting program ever conducted by the military

G-RAP pays out more than $300 million to Recruiting Assistants.\

G-RAP rules changed 60 times in seven years

2007 January 31

Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General releases results of first audit of G-RAP calling for oversight of the program.

2007 June

Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) reports about a dozen cases of suspected fraud to the Army. CID does not report the allegations to the National Guard Bureau.


114 recruiting assistants are accused in civilian court of defrauding G-RAP. Forty-four were sentenced.


Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) requests a program wide audit of G-RAP.

2012 January

An Army National Guard audit reports the U.S. Government awarded Docupak the G-RAP contract illegally and Docupak mismanaged the program, overcharging the government $9 million.

2012 February 9

Secretary of the Army John McHugh suspends G-RAP based on preliminary results from 2011-12 Army Audit

2012 May or June

National Guard Bureau (NGB) sets up an administrative structure to examine G-RAP state by state.

2014 February 4

U.S. Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight holds a hearing on fraud and abuse in army recruiting contracts. The hearing focuses on G-RAP. GEN David Quantock, then Commander of the Army Criminal Investigation Command, testified that he know of $29 million in fraud and there was another $66 million in question. The media reported that G-RAP fraud could be as high as $100 million. Subcommittee Chair Senator Claire McCaskill (D) Missouri suggests suspending the statue of limitations. This means any National Guard member who participated in G-RAP, can now be investigated and prosecuted. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=mccaskill+testimonry+2%2F4%2F14

2014 February

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) assigns 200 army reservists to investigate 20,000 G-RAP Recruiting Assistants.

**As of January 2016, only 114 of the 109,000 recruiting assistants have been charged. Amount of criminal fraud identified is $2.3 million. Estimated cost of the CID investigation is $40 million.