About the Army
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What Does Enlistment Mean?

Enlistment is the process of taking an oath of U.S. Army service and becoming a Soldier. During this process, you will talk to a recruiter, attend Basic Combat Training (BCT), and choose your Army job.

Your responsibilities as an enlisted Soldier will depend on your choice of career path. You will have many options from which to choose, including intelligence, combat support, law enforcement, arts and media, healthcare and aviation.

BASIC COMBAT TRAINING

After a recruiter successfully helps you enlist, you will enter Basic Combat Training (BCT). During Basic Training, you will learn the ins and outs of being a Soldier.

TALK TO A RECRUITER

Recruiters are always available to answer any questions you may have about the Army and enlistment. Click here to find a recruiter near you.