How to Join

See the step-by-step process it takes to join the Army - from talking to a Recruiter to finding the best position for you.

For Parents
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Wondering if the Army is a good option for your son or daughter? The Army can provide direction, career opportunities and a steady income.

About the Army
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The Army is made up of more than 675,000 active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers.

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Service Options

Learn the difference between serving full time on Active Duty and part time in the Army Reserve.

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Training, Careers & Jobs

Learn about the unmatched training, job experience and career foundation you will get as a Soldier in the Army.

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Vehicles & Equipment

Discover the mobility, firepower, and protection of our aircraft and fighting vehicles, and explore our high-tech gear.

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Post Locations

As a Soldier, an Army Post is where you’ll live and train to be your best. See where Soldiers are calling home in the U.S. and around the world.

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Ranks & Insignia

Throughout your career, you will be encouraged to grow and rise in rank to become a leader. Learn what each rank and insignia looks like.

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  • goarmy

    07:03 AM Jun 29

    Today's #Army #career of the day is 11X Infantryman. Check it out

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    07:02 AM Jun 28

    Today's #Army #career of the day is 92A Automated Logistical Specialist. Check it out

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    03:46 PM Jun 27

    "When a mission is underway, solid #tech skills are crucial," says Maj. Gary Katz at #NASCconf15

  • goarmy

    01:01 PM Jun 27

    "The freedom to learn & belonging to a country filled with hope." – Future Soldier Rachel Simonds #myindependence

  • goarmy

    12:01 PM Jun 27

    Capt. Brian Francis teaches students how to apply #leadership skills in their everyday lives. @NASSP #NASCconf15

  • goarmy

    09:31 AM Jun 27

    The freedom to choose what to study, like ROTC Cadet Peter Hwang? Use #myindependence to show what it means to you.

  • goarmy

    07:02 AM Jun 27

    Today's #Army #career of the day is 42S Special Band Musician. Check it out

  • goarmy

    01:31 PM Jun 26

    We had a great week with @NationalHOSA students! The future of #healthcare is bright! #HOSANLC15

  • goarmy

    12:03 PM Jun 26

    The #USArmy is gearing up to talk #leadership at the @NASC_ National Conference! #NASCconf15

  • goarmy

    11:06 AM Jun 26

    Congrats to all @SkillsUSA #Champions! Thanks for a terrific #NLSC15!

  • goarmy

    10:02 AM Jun 26

    Wonder what it’s like to be a surgeon in the Army? Check out this video: #HOSANLC15 @NationalHOSA

  • goarmy

    08:31 AM Jun 26

    Army Soldiers help judge #HOSANLC15 career preparedness competitions. Way to #lead, @NationalHOSA!

  • goarmy

    07:03 AM Jun 26

    Today's #Army #career of the day is 35S Signals Collector/Analyst. Check it out

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    02:35 AM Jun 26

    RT @USAREC_CG: Thanks to @SkillsUSA for hosting me today. What an incredible program for America's youth! #NLSC15 #ArmyTeam @USArmy http://…

  • goarmy

    12:31 PM Jun 25

    Envision your future as a #USArmy ophthalmologist! Speak with Maj. Ballard at #HOSANLC15.


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