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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

Docupak administrators change the guidelines 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.