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.

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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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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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    August 24, 2015

    A very interesting case came into the clinic just as we were getting ready to shut down. A Soldier who is part of the Old Guard Drill Team came in with an injury from their practice. This Soldier ha…

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    August 21, 2015

    Ranger School Graduation Ranger School is the Army’s premier small unit tactics and leadership school. The 62-day course pushes Ranger students to their mental and physical limits by forcing …

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    August 21, 2015

    The technical engineer supervises or participates in construction site development in areas such as technical investigation, surveys, drafts and construction plans/specifications. They conduct land su…

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    August 21, 2015

    The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems. Job Duties Install transformers, junction boxes,…

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    August 21, 2015

    Job Duties Construct and maintain rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures Perform bas…

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    August 21, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18. "My…

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    August 20, 2015

    Rest assured that nothing matters more to the Army than providing the best possible education and experience for your family. The Army benefits available to you extend to your children as well. In fac…

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    August 20, 2015

    So, for your family, it doesn’t always mean just medical, dental and life insurance. Sure, you will have access to all of these Army family benefits, , but there’s more to it than that. As…

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    August 20, 2015

    Most parents, young or old, new or experienced, recall them with a haze of exhaustion-induced nostalgia: the precious days, weeks and months after they brought home that fragile, squalling, mysterious…

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    August 19, 2015

    Fill out the form below (some fields are optional) and you will receive a brochure within one to two weeks. Voluntary information shared with the U.S. Army will not be shared with any other party and …

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    August 19, 2015

    The Army is looking for Soldiers, who want to sign on as part of the cyber branch. An Army Military Personnel, or MILPER, message published in June notified Soldiers of the opportunity to reclassify…

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    August 19, 2015

    The All-Army team won its third consecutive crown at the 2015 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship Tournament at Infinity Park, home of the Glendale Raptors, one of the nation's premier rugby cl…

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    August 18, 2015

    The online application is almost the complete enlistment process. You’ll be well prepared to talk to your local recruiter by the time you are finished. Along with the application itself, you can…

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    August 18, 2015

    In the Army, your rank not only indicates your pay grade, but also the amount of responsibility you hold. Corporals, for example, may be responsible for a small team of Soldiers, while a Major General…

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    August 18, 2015

    Soldiers will no longer be promoted without first having successfully completed related professional military education, or PME, courses, according to recently-signed Army Directive. Soldiers will nee…

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Discussions

  • Waiver Concerns

    08.25.2015 - Hey I have a question concerning my waiver for the Army? My waiver got sent up June 25, 2015 and the Surgeon General sen...

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  • Positive TB skin test in past

    08.25.2015 - I've been trying to reenlist for about 2 months now. I was in the Army National Guard for 6 years. Towards the end of my...

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  • Questions regarding the army reserves and continuing education

    08.13.2015 - Good evening,   I am currently contemplating joining the army reserves. I very much would like to become acclamate...

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  • Will I deploy?

    08.24.2015 - I'm a 12B Combat Engineer stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for 3 years. I have a 3 year, 16 week contract and just finishe...

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  • Army Infantry eye vision question

    08.24.2015 - Quick question about waiver authority for Lasik.... Will I automatically need an eye consultation since I PDQ at MEPS or...

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  • Prior Service and Spinal Fusion. What are my chances?

    08.24.2015 - I am prior service Air Force, but the recruiter said I'm good to go as far as that is concerned. However, I had a spinal...

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  • ASVAB scores/jobs available

    08.24.2015 - I am wondering what jobs I will be qualified for with an ASVAB (AFQT?) score of 34. I am interested in animal care as a ...

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  • Questions on Helicopter piloting

    08.24.2015 - What are the physical requirements if you want to be a hellicopter pilot? I'm an 18 yo male just under 6ft about 135 pou...

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  • Moral Waiver Chances

    08.20.2015 - Hi, I'm in the process of joining the army and I want to know what are my chances of enlisting.   A little about ...

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  • ACASP and Enlistment term

    08.24.2015 - Hello,   Question about enlisting under the ACASP program; Is a shorter term (such as 3 yr) available for enlistme...

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My name is Sergeant Brian Vander Werf; my MOS is 68 Whiskey, I'm from Tempe, Arizona. I'm a medic in the Army Reserve and I work as a student researcher at the Bio-Design Institute at Arizona State University.

In the larger sense we're trying to look for new ways to diagnose Breast Cancer. We have discovered small proteins or peptides that bind these sugar structures and as it turns out when cells become cancerous these change and the Army has certainly taught us that you need to pay close attention to the smallest details and you absolutely need that if your working in the scientific field.

My name is Mark Trent Pombo; I'm a Petroleum Supply Specialist. As a result I learned a whole lot about fuel. When I'm not in the Army Reserve I'm an accountant and also a racecar driver.

At the accounting firm I'm with I joined the motor fuels team. Half of my learning curve was gone when I got there because I know what fuel goes in what kind of vehicles and what kind of engines.

It just made my life a lot easier when I got to work. One of my co-workers who started around the same time as me, we were just sitting there talking about some of the fuel we saw on an invoice and it said mogas (motor gasoline) on there and he'd been looking at it for 2-hours and he came right over to me and I told him immediately it that same thing it's an 89 octane its basically like buying your premium.

So there's some little things I'm able to bring to work that probably nobody else wasn't in the Army Reserve would be able to do.

My name is Allison Courtemache; my MOS is 25 Lima and I'm a Cable Systems Operator Maintainer. Some of the things I'm responsible for is setting up fiber optic lines as well as Cat5 and that can include Internet as well as phone lines. It can be intimidating at times because you see so many wires and you don't know where they all go to, what server, what room, you don't know whether it's a live or not.

The skills that I've acquired in the Army Reserve definitely do play a big role in my civilian life. I have more motivation to finish school to get the career that I want and the job that I want and not only get that job but succeed within that job.

Being a medic in the Army Reserve has absolutely been a stepping-stone it comes off in every job interview that I have. People want to know the patients that I've seen, what responsibilities I had. I don't think I could have been as successful if it wasn't for the Army Reserve.

Without the Army Reserve I definitely wouldn't have the accounting job right now. The guy that was interviewing me told me right when I walked in that your Army experience and that fact that you were deployed going to get you this position.

It's your future, stay strong in the Army Reserve. Visit GoArmy.com/reserve.