Careers & Jobs

general qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be 17-35 years old
  • You must be in good physical condition
  • You must have a clean legal record
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED

Some positions may have additional qualifications.

Help Choosing a Career

Help Choosing a Career

With so many jobs available in the Army, you may need some help finding the one that best suits your skills and goals.

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Use our search tools to browse more than 150 Army careers.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Army STEM program has many jobs that will put your analytical and technical abilities to the test.

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Army ROTC

The Reserve Officer Training Corps can help college students earn a degree and a commission as a U.S. Army Officer. Students enroll in elective leadership courses at their college or university in addition to the courses required by their major. At graduation, students are commissioned as Army Second Lieutenants.

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Army Reserve

Army Reserve Soldiers receive many of the benefits of active duty Soldiers, but serve part-time, allowing them to earn money for college and an extra paycheck in addition to their civilian jobs.

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Specialized Careers

Looking for an Army career that fits your specific career goals? If you are interested in law, healthcare, seminary, or any number of career paths, the Army has a place for you.

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Become an Officer

U.S. Army Officers embody honor and courage. They are charged with leading Soldiers, setting an example, and getting the job done. There are four paths to becoming an Officer in the Army.

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Army Civilian Careers

Civilians have always been a critical part of the Army mission. They have access to hundreds of military jobs in a variety of locations.

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Army Strong Stories

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    November 07, 2014

    The Kansas Highway Patrol interviews Army Reserve Soldiers with the job specialty 31B Military Police. The 31B training relates to the careers at the Kansas Highway Patrol; State troopers are certifie…

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    November 07, 2014

    Criminal investigations special agents are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations/offenses related to the Army. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing ta…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies. Job Duties …

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    November 07, 2014

    MIESAU, Germany (Nov. 5, 2014) -- For Sgt. Harry Nixon, a recent evening patrol near Miesau Army Depot led to the South Jersey native helping save a German man's life. Nixon, 38, a military poli…

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    November 06, 2014

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a…

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments/specialties: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, perc…

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    November 06, 2014

    Army Entertainment was formalized to inspire, support and coordinate theatrical and musical programs at Army installations worldwide. Army Entertainment's flagship programs include, the U.S. Army…

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    November 06, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 6, 2014) - - Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the music annual gala called "In Performance at the Wh…

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    November 05, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Rivera and Sgt. 1st Class Jefferson from the Army Recruiting Center in Legends presented the Army Top Performer awards to Future Soldier Daniel Kent, student Travon Jones, and Piper Coach C…

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    November 05, 2014

    The Army Extreme Truck visited students and staff at Schlagle High. Students took the push-up challenge, chin-up challenge, took the leadership challenge, and caught a tune.…

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    November 04, 2014

    APPLY ONLINE TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE The online enlistment process will help you get started on your way to a career in the Army. This application is used to prequalify individuals for enlistme…

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    November 04, 2014

    YOUR VISIT TO MEPS Military Entrance Processing Station is a Department of Defense joint-service organization staffed with military and civilian professionals. MEPS determines applicant's physic…

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    November 04, 2014

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple-choice test that helps you better understand your strengths and is one of the things that helps identify which Army jobs (Military Occupati…

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Discussions

  • If I am 17 and my mother won't sign the dotted line do i have to wait until i'm 18 to enlist or is there a delayed enlistment program i can get into?

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BECOME AN OFFICER

They come from big cities and towns so small you can't find them on a map.

They hail from all walks of life--all races, all creeds.

They're the kid who sat next to you in high school, the girl you dated in college, your neighbor across the street.

They are mentors, managers, and decision makers. Men and women who have gained the strength to lead and the strength to motivate and inspire others.

They're people who've attained the strength to succeed in life, whether in the military or in the civilian world. They are the Officer Corps of the United States Army. There are four ways to become an Officer in today's Army. Use the tool that follows this video to find the path that's right for you.