ARMY ENLISTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Service in the Army requires a strong mind, body and soul. You must be willing to make a commitment to your country, and you must be in good moral standing in your community.
Joining the Army will be the most important decision of your life. You’ll become a member of a team. Your duty will be to defend your country, and the American way of life, no matter the odds, no matter the cost. Are you ready to take that step?
To enlist in the U.S. Army, you must be between 18 and 35 years old (17 with parental consent). You cannot be older than 35 years. You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. A high school diploma is preferred, but a high school equivalent such as the GED may be accepted. You must also pass the ASVAB test and a physical fitness exam. Some jobs may have additional requirements.
GENERAL ARMY QUALIFICATIONS
To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- 17-34 years old
- Achieve a minimum score on the ASVAB test
- Meet medical, moral and physical requirements
- A high school graduate or equivalent
ARMY OFFICER REQUIREMENTS
Becoming an Army Officer is different from enlistment. As the managers and leaders of the Army, officers hold the responsibility of commanding Soldiers and planning missions. Training and initial requirements for accepting a commission as an offer vary.
For full requirements, fill out the contact form to get in touch with a recruiter.
Have you previously served in the military? See prior service requirements here.