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How to Join the U.S. Army Even as a Non Citizen of the United States of America

Joining the U.S Army is not easy. But even as tedious and difficult as it is, alot of people from different countries do find their interest in becoming American soldiers. This post is to make you understand the simple steps to follow in becoming a U.S Army even as a non citizen of America in as much as you meet the required specific legal immigration requirements. The only challenge is that non-citizens cannot become commissioned officers in the U.S. military and they are restricted from classified occupational specialties.

How to Join the U.S. Army Even as a Non Citizen of the United States of America

How to Join the U.S. Army Even as a Non Citizen of the United States of America

The American military system is such that it accommodates different kinds of persons as long as you meet their stipulated requirements

How to Join the U.S. Army Even as a Non Citizen of the United States of America

How to Join the U.S. Army Even as a Non Citizen of the United States of America

How to Join the U.S. Army Even as a Non Citizen of the United States of America

  1. You have to be a permanent legal resident living in the U.S. with work permit  as student or tourist visas cannot be used for enlistment into any of the U.S. military parastatals.
  2. If you are a non-citizen, you must meet up with the same standards of education and physical fitness exercise as a normal American citizen.
  3. You should possess a valid Permanent Residence Card- form I-551 (also known as a Green Card) or Immigration cards. This will help prove your resident status. You will not be permitted to begin formal military training until your legal permanent resident status is established.
  4. Once verified, apply to join the enlisted ranks of the U.S. Army.
  5. If you want to become a commissioned officer, you will have to denounce your country’s citizenship and apply for U.S. citizenship to be eligible to become a commissioned Army officer in the U.S military.

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