Any job or career change should be viewed objectively. Consider the life style, the job, location, benefits, and opportunities.
Serve in Active Duty as an Enlisted Soldier and you begin at Basic Training with the rank of Private.
You must be between the ages of 17 and 34, be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident Alien, be healthy and in good physical condition, and be in good moral standing.
Ask questions and consider carefully if the Army is the right choice for you. Talk to an Army recruiter. Some questions you might want to ask are:
- What are the terms of service?
- What are the benefits and pay scale?
- Where will I serve and will I be able to bring my family with me?
- What are the enlistment options? For example Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, ROTC. What is the difference between these types of service?
- Should I be an enlisted soldier or an officer?
- What type of training will I receive?
Formulate a plan. Just as a business needs a plan to succeed, you as an individual will need obtainable goals and a concrete plan for reaching those goals.
Army service leads to civilian success.
To young men and women who are seeking more, becoming a Soldier is the opportunity that empowers you to succeed. Only the Army strengthens you mentally, physically, and emotionally from day one, to meet and ultimately master any challenge – equipping you to do things you never thought you could do.
The Army is a good place to start, but it can also be a great career.
The young men and women who join today are motivated by a desire to serve their country. They are seeking a challenge and want a rewarding job they can be proud of. They want to make a difference in the world.
Becoming a Soldier is the opportunity:
– Active Army is a “door opening opportunity.”
– Army Reserve is an “opportunity to add to my life.” It’s not your everyday job.
These opportunities empower young men and women to succeed in life.