Learn how to join
These are the steps needed to enlist in the U.S. Army,
whether it is active duty or Army Reserve.
MEETING WITH A RECRUITER
The next step for eligible recruits who want to find out more is to sit down with a recruiter. Recruiters are the most qualified people to help you find out if the Army is right for you.
After speaking to a recruiter, your next step will be to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB is a multiple-choice test designed to pinpoint your strengths and identify which Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or Army job best suits you.
PHYSICAL FITNESS EVALUATION
Your recruiter will help you schedule an appointment at the nearest Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). At MEPS they will determine if you are qualified to serve and what jobs best fit you. This is also where you will take your physical examination.
PREP FOR BASIC COMBAT TRAINING
Now that you have taken the ASVAB, passed your physical and chosen a career path, you are ready to move on to the important training necessary to becoming a Soldier: Basic Combat Training.
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