How to Join

See the step-by-step process it takes to join the Army - from talking to a Recruiter to finding the best position for you.

For Parents
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Wondering if the Army is a good option for your son or daughter? The Army can provide direction, career opportunities and a steady income.

About the Army
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The Army is made up of more than 675,000 active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers.

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Service Options

Learn the difference between serving full time on Active Duty and part time in the Army Reserve.

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Training, Careers & Jobs

Learn about the unmatched training, job experience and career foundation you will get as a Soldier in the Army.

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Vehicles & Equipment

Discover the mobility, firepower, and protection of our aircraft and fighting vehicles, and explore our high-tech gear.

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Post Locations

As a Soldier, an Army Post is where you’ll live and train to be your best. See where Soldiers are calling home in the U.S. and around the world.

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Ranks & Insignia

Throughout your career, you will be encouraged to grow and rise in rank to become a leader. Learn what each rank and insignia looks like.

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