The Buddy Team Enlistment Option, also known as the Buddy Program allows a recruit and up to five friends to enlist and train in the Army together.

Under this program, a recruit and his or her friends may enlist in the same Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), and attend Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at the same time.

This program applies only to new recruits enlisting in the Regular Army. Current incentive guidance will determine enlistment bonus eligibility. All applicants must meet the qualifications for their chosen MOS. Soldiers who enlist under this program will receive their first duty assignment orders while in AIT or One Station Unit Training (OSUT). Contact your recruiter for more information.

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Buddy Team Enlistment Option