The basic qualifications for enlistment in the U.S. Army include:
– being from 17 to 42 years old
– be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, (must have the I-551)
– have a high school diploma or equivalent (such as a GED)
– be single with no children or married with 2 or less children
– pass the ASVAB test and
– pass the physical
You should also not be undergoing any civil actions; certain law violations will disqualify you.
You are not required to have a High School Diploma.
Active Duty Enlistment Requirements and Benefits
|Age Requirements||Be between the ages of 17-42 years.|
|Length of Service||2-6 year commitment/Serve a total of 8 years in the military|
|Retirement||May Retire after 20 yrs. of qualifying service|
|Job Choices||200 jobs to choose from|
|Medical / Dental Benefits||Medical and dental benefits|
|Job training opportunities||Specialized job training (AIT)|
|Location of duty||May be stationed at home or on foreign soil|
|Work Schedule||Serve 5 days a week|
|Vacation & Leave||30 days military leave per year (paid vacation)|
|Social & Recreational Programs||Unlimited access to all military Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities or programs|
|Education Benefits||Educational benefits|
|Commissary Privileges||Unlimited post exchange and commissary privileges|
|Physical Requirements||Physical training 3-4 times a week|
Enlistment topics of interest.