Long before you fill in your application, or sign that enlistment contract, there are some important things about US Army enlistment you’d need to know.
Here’s a brief overview to help you learn more.
Are You Up To The Requirements?
The first hurdle you’ll need to surmount is a set of basic requirements to qualify for enlistment. While a different set of requirements are specified by the different branches of the US Military, they are generally based on citizenship, age, marital/dependency status, education, character, physical fitness and high ASVAB scores.
Are You Looking For A Specific Army Job?
If you do, the best place to decide is at a MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station). This is the place where you’ll take your ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test, where you will be given five MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) options.
Can One Enlist Faster With Higher Skills?
The US Army offers immediate enlistment for several job categories under their Advanced Enlistment program, to civilians with specialized skills needed by the army; students with high college credits; and even army personnel enlisted under the DEP (Delayed Entry Program).
Are You Convinced The Army Is For You?
If you are, get ready to make contact with an authorized US Army recruiter who’ll assist you with all the paper work necessary for enlistment. When you do, prepare a list of questions and make sure you are completely clear on the answers. This will determine whether or not you’ve made the right decision AND the US Army is indeed the place for you.