US Army recruiting in Samoa

The US Armed Forces is recruiting Samoan citizens for the military.

Newsline Samoa reported that Robert Faamatagi Tamasese had been designated as the US Army point of contact for Samoa.

He told the newspaper that US recruiters had been in the country before but they did not have an official point of contact.

He had been targeting schools like St Joseph College and Pesega as well as the National University of Samoa.

The official said the army was working with the office of US Congresswoman Aumua Amata to assist locals who wished to join the US military.