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Eligibility Requirements

Learn about the basic eligibility requirements for joining, including age, education level, physical condition and U.S. citizenship status.


Find out where you can take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which measures a young adult’s knowledge, strengths and weaknesses, and potential for future success.

Enlisting in the Military

Discover what it’s like to visit a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), where recruits complete the enlistment process.

Becoming an Officer

If you’re interested in commissioning as an officer, there are several paths available. Get details on each to see which one might be right for you.

Boot Camp

Curious about Basic Training, also known as “boot camp”? We’ll provide you with all the necessary details and resources to help you prepare for the challenge.

Questions to Ask a Recruiter

Speaking with a recruiter is an incredibly important part of the recruitment process. Approach this conversation with confidence using these resources and FAQs.

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