Nicholas S. Kaiser, the son of Tracy Kais-er and Steven Reiser of Northland, has joined the U.S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

Nicholas S. Kaiser, the son of Tracy Kais-er and Steven Reiser of Northland, has joined the U.S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the recruit the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, recruits receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.

The recruit qualifies for a $14,000 enlistment bonus.

Kaiser, a 2009 graduate of Brookhaven High School, reported to Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., for basic training in August.