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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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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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    January 27, 2015

    The Top Performer Coach of the Month is Cody Buford of the Raytown boy’s basketball team. Staff Sgt. Deleon presented the award to Coach Burford for a job well done. The award is based on demons…

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    January 27, 2015

    The Army Reserve 325th Field Hospital is recruiting for Medical Laboratory Specialists (68K). The Army Reserve will train qualified applicants for these openings. The medical laboratory specialist con…

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    January 27, 2015

    The respiratory specialist is primarily responsible for helping with the management of a respiratory unit by administering respiratory therapy and performing pulmonary function tests under the supervi…

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    January 27, 2015

    The operating room specialist assists the nursing staff in preparing the patient and the operating room environment for surgery and for providing assistance to the medical staff during surgical proced…

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    January 27, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (Jan. 23, 2014) -- The 30th Medical Brigade conducted an exercise Jan. 12-15 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area to provide Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade Headquarters, 21…

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    January 26, 2015

    The Advanced Culinary Skills Training Course (ACSTC) was developed with the intent to train select food service personnel in advanced culinary techniques employing the train-the-trainer concept. This …

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    January 26, 2015

    The food service specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison food service operations. Job Duties Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and …

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    January 26, 2015

    NATICK, Mass. (Jan. 21, 2015) -- What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consu…

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    January 22, 2015

    The US Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program partners with a cross section of private industry, academia, businesses and state and local public institutes. Our PaYS partners sign an agreem…

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    January 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 21, 2015) -- A new program is training Soldiers to drive commercial trucks when they transition out of the Army. A Pentagon ceremony recognized a partnership between the Industrial …

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    January 21, 2015

    The Army Extreme Truck will visit Maize South High this week and attend the Monster Jam event in Wichita on Saturday. Hoooaaah! Contact Staff Sgt . Price at 816-674-3438 for event details.…

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    January 21, 2015

    EAST COAST OR WEST COAST, RANGERS ARE THERE. Day-to-day life in the 75th Ranger Regiment is much faster paced than most Army units. Due to the unique mission set of the Regiment and the pace of ope…

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    January 21, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga., (Jan. 21, 2015) -- The Rangers of 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, came together beginning Jan. 11 for two weeks of multilateral training during which time a variety of exercise…

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    January 20, 2015

    First female commandant of the Drill Sergeant School On Sept. 22, 2009, Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King became the first female commandant of the Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C. The Clin…

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    January 20, 2015

    For more than two hundred years, African-Americans have participated in every conflict in United States history. They have not only fought bravely the common enemies of the United States but have also…

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Discussions

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    01.27.2015 - I want to enlist in the army but unfortunately I was convicted of domestic violence in 2001 if I get a pardon from the g...

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    01.28.2015 - I'm enlisting for the Army and I go to MEPS for my physical Thursday and Friday. But my recruiter told me about a fight ...

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    11.25.2014 - I would like to know if MAVNI will open again and when?

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  • Running at BCT

    01.28.2015 - I know there is a lot of running at BCT, but how often do you really run? In that I mean more then just from A to B. I m...

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  • Can I get a waiver for a peanut allergy?

    01.28.2015 - I just took the asvab and my scores were looking good. Then I got the questionnaire and got to the allergies question. I...

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  • 18x or option 40?

    01.27.2015 - The one thing I want to do is join the army, and although I believe all of the military is great, I want to be the best....

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  • Army reserves in college

    01.27.2015 - If i join the Army Reserves after high school and decide to go to college. Can the Army still pull me out of college if ...

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    01.27.2015 -     My MOS is 11x and i leave this year, My bestfriend is going into the Marines and he brags alot about how ...

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    01.27.2015 - I attended an applications meeting this past november at Yankee stadium and I got a handful of pamphlets with typical in...

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  • A Question From a Spouse

    01.27.2015 - So, I'll start this off with saying that I'm the spouse of an active duty E4 soldier.   We have been at this locat...

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THE RESERVE EXPERIENCE

Roles and responsibilities

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.