Soldier Life
Soldier rappelling

Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training (BCT). And finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

Learn More
Group of soldiers

Being a Soldier

As a Soldier in the U.S. Army, you’re tasked with upholding the constitution and protecting America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work — Soldiers have free time just like anyone else.

Learn More
Soldiers running

Fitness & Nutrition

Because a Soldier’s level of physical fitness has a direct impact on his or her combat readiness, a Soldier in the U.S. Army must be mentally and physically fit. Fit Soldiers are essential to the Army.

Learn More
Army family

Army Family Strong

The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. The Army knows that the decision to join its ranks is not one you should make alone. It requires the support and encouragement of your whole family.

Learn More

Army Strong Stories

PreviousNext

Discussions

  • Is the army giving out Moral waviers?

    12.16.2014 - Hello, and thank you in advance for your relpy. I read that the army (military in general) is currently not giving out m...

    Read More »
  • Marine Enlisted to Army OCS

    12.15.2014 - Hello Gentlemen,        I am a Sgt in the Marine Corps and would like to do an inter-service...

    Read More »
  • 68T MOS and the ACASP program

    12.16.2014 - I know that the 68T MOS (animal care specialist) used to be available thru the ACASP program. Is this still the case? I ...

    Read More »
  • Im curious to the current need for 91B for active duty?

    12.15.2014 - Im curious to the current need for 91b in active duty, i  guess main concern is having MOS switched on me for some ...

    Read More »
  • Pay grade for a college graduate?

    12.15.2014 - I have a 4 yrs college degree(overseas), What is my pay grade going to be when I start with the army? E4?

    Read More »
  • Looking back at OEF

    12.16.2014 - To all my fellow OEF (Afghanistan) vets.  A photo trip down memory lane   http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-...

    Read More »
  • Family in Korea

    12.12.2014 - I've been looking in the Internet and I've seen some sites that state that family sometimes can't come with you to Korea...

    Read More »
  • Why aren't females allowed to be infantry?

    12.15.2014 - Being infantry has always been a big dream of mine, but i'm being held back because I am female. I just don't quite get ...

    Read More »
  • GPA

    12.15.2014 - I got my BA in Biology and Business two years ago. I want to become an Officer but my GPA isn't the greatest (2.98). So,...

    Read More »
  • TAPAS HELP! !

    12.12.2014 - I failed the tapas twice now and was wondering if I could retake Someone at meps told me I could

    Read More »
PreviousNext
APPLY ONLINE EMAIL US

CAVALRY SCOUT

My name is Private First Class Alley and I'm a Cavalry Scout in the United States Army. We go ahead of the frontline and gather information on enemy activity and personnel.

For a 21-year old guy I have a pretty darn important job.

We're the eyes and the ears of the Army as Cavalry Scouts. We overlook enemy activity and we do it all without being seen. Being part of that team, you're only as strong as your weakest link. I take care of my men.

I'm the frontline for the frontline.

Three years ago I was just getting out of high school. I definitely made the right decision by joining the Cavalry. You learn a lot of responsibilities. You're getting paid, and you're helping serve your country. Not too many people can do this job.

Scouts out.