There are certain criteria a person needs to join in the
U.S. military. They should have good moral standards, physical attributes,
aptitude and determination. They should talk to a recruiting officer and visit
a military entrance processing station.
the right qualifications. Other considerations are Non-citizens currently
living in America or non-citizens with English fluency in speaking, reading and
old. Basic educational qualification are high school diploma and a pass in the
armed service vocational aptitude battery test. To join the officer’s rank you
need a college degree.
If the candidate does not have the basic educational qualification of high
medical issues or mental health problems. A recruiter may ask the command for a
waiver, however there are no guarantees.
than 17 older than 40
military. The different arms are the Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Army and
duty. The army has the reserves, active duty and National Guard. The navy and
Coast Guard have the Active duty and reserve
Guard – Reserve and Active Duty
Corps – Reserve and Active Duty
Reserve, Active Duty
National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty
– National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty
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qualification and training. The individual should have a college or university
degree. Commissioned officers are trained in the US service academies.
are remunerated. Top five are military academy, naval academy, coast guard
academy, air force academy and merchant marine academy.
officer training corps or officer candidate school direct commission from
to Enter the Academy
from the Merchant Marine academy others require nomination from a US senator,
US representative, vice president of US.
department of defense serve branch.
aptitude battery test. The test is either computer based or pen and paper exam.
writing, English and Math’s. The result would determine the career path best
suited for the individual.
examination includes hearing, vision, height and weight.
history of the person including specialized tests if required. There are also
joint maneuvers and muscle group.
counselor. This is based on your results, job availability and physical
service needs. The enlistment counselor explains enlistment agreement,
recruitment provisions and commitment.
individual takes an oath of enlistment. The oath generally states defense of
US, obey constitution and uniform code.
step. The recruit completes MEPS test and reports for basic training. There is
also the delayed entry program DEP