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New Recruiting Age Limits

By: SGT Michael Volkin

Every week I get emails from people asking me how to deal with being older than the average recruits at basic training. The age limit to enter the active duty Army has risen twice this year already (currently at 42). Due to the new age limit and increased recruiting efforts nationwide, the Army has been exceeding its 2006 goals.

Obviously, as a result of this new age limit increase, a different crowd of people are joining the military; and they all have the same concerns. Here are a few of the questions I have received recently about basic training. Even if you aren’t over 30, read the answers carefully. I always like to say every 5 minutes of reading you do on basic training before you leave will reduce your amount of push ups by 5%. If you have any questions you would like me to address, please go to www.ultimatebasictraining.com and email me.

Question from Cheryl:
SGT Volkin, I am joining the military at 34 years old. I used to run a lot but after having a couple kids and taking a few years off of exercising, I am not sure I can keep up with the 18-23 age group anymore. What can I do?

Answer: Actually, basic training isn’t about competing with other recruits; it’s about meeting military standards and exceeding your expectations. In my book there is an 8-week fitness guide that walks you through, day-by-day, specific basic training workouts. Follow that guide and you will far exceed any military standard.

Update: This letter writer emailed me back after she completed the workout described in my book. She claims she is doing one-arm push ups now for the first time ever! She also reported she just ran her fastest 2-mile run in her life after only 8-weeks of training.

Question from Paul:
I am 40 years old and want to serve my country, with the new military age limit, I now have my chance. Will the younger recruits be looking to me for guidance simply because of my age?

Answer: The answer to your question is two-fold, yes and no. At first some recruits will look to you for guidance simply because of your age. However, after they get accustomed to basic training and drill sergeants, they will learn quickly not to listen to what other recruits say and only what their drill sergeants say (or yell).

Question from Rick:
I am over 40 and joining the military, will drill sergeants view me differently?

Answer: Actually, drill sergeants view everyone differently but treat everyone the same. The drill sergeant’s job is to break you down mentally as a civilian and build you up into a soldier into a very short time. To do this a drill sergeant must be tough so you may get a couple cracks at your age, but don’t worry too much about it. They are just testing your mental fitness.

SGT Michael Volkin is the author of The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Surviving Boot Camp, available at www.ultimatebasictraining.com.

Article Opinions

Arivaldo wrote:

Quero ser fuzileiro o que devo fazer sou BRASILEIRO, e não falo ingles.
Posted on 08/02/06 15:46:16

Jake wrote:

Hey if it means wining the war, then I'm in!
Posted on 08/02/06 20:05:24

ErinML wrote:

Letting older men and women in the military is a good idea. But how much can they actually serve our country?
Posted on 08/02/06 21:58:03

carl randall wrote:

I am a twenty year old and i,ve been trying to get a solid contact with army and was not soccecfull please help me.
Posted on 08/03/06 11:25:44

kenechukwu nnaji wrote:

i really want serve the u.s army,i, concerned.but not a u.s citizen and does not live in the u.s.what do i do?.

kenechukwu nnaji.
nigeria.
Posted on 08/03/06 11:37:26

kenechukwu nnaji wrote:

what ever it takes to win a war, i'm out for for any war.
Posted on 08/03/06 11:44:13

Ronald J. Fischer wrote:

Good Morning! At this point of time we Americans are at war for Pease and as they are hateing us, Age dosen't matter anymore to joining any service for Our Country! If someone at war is shooting at you, your not thinking of his age your thinking of staying Alive...
Posted on 08/03/06 14:27:17

Tom wrote:

Arivaldo, vc vive em E.U. agora?

Vc pode aprender muito bom ingles por somente um ou dos anos. Se vc quer fazer, vc pudera. Vc precisa aprender ingles tambem se vc vive em E.U
Posted on 08/05/06 20:43:57

Tom wrote:

Kenechukwu,
I suggest joining the border patrol. Or join the navy. I don't know if you have to be a smuggler to join but it sure did not hurt this guy. Do a search on Border patrol smuggler. This web site will not permit me to paste the link.
Posted on 08/05/06 20:52:41

Brenda wrote:

Hello,
I enlisted into the military at the age of 34. This was the best career move I have ever made in my entire life. I have no regrets. The only regret I have is that I am no longer apart of the best organization the military has to offer. The more mature you are can e very rewarding to the military and the younger recruits. The older recruits bring with them wisdom and integrity. I served my country for eight years. I received an honorable discharge and my career painfully ended over a year ago. Nothing would please me more but to serve my country again but unfortunately I exceed the age limit by at least two years. Would it be possible for a veterean to re-enter the military who has exceeded the enlistment age?
Posted on 08/06/06 17:01:26

Tom wrote:

Brenda,
you need to confirm this with a recruiter, but I think all you need to do in regard to your age is be able to get in 20 before age 60.
Posted on 08/06/06 20:39:31

rafael diaz wrote:

killing is what the world is all about
i will love to be in the army to fight not for blood but to make peace and the american freedom that whe no longer have our economy is on the ground thanks to poor leadership the man who i trust to protect me in my sleep have let me down god bless souls of the poor and who fight to make unkown batlles amen
Posted on 08/07/06 11:22:11

Vaness wrote:

SGT Volin, I actually 26years old I first joined the Army when I was only 19years old, I was charpter out of training because at the time I actully had to come back home for family issues. I had few thoughts of going back to joing but, this time as a Reserve-partime. I know what to expect once im there but, all im worried about is doing this physicall exams that I know are expected. I want to train and prepare myself for bootcamp before I go in. Can you tell me more about this book you have to prepare for my 8 weeks bootcamp. Thx
Posted on 08/07/06 12:10:36

Janice Rodriguez wrote:

I have always wanted to go into the Army if the age limit is 42 being I am 41 now I would love to fight for our Country! I would really like all the information I can get!
Posted on 08/08/06 13:12:48

Janice Rodriguez wrote:

I also would like to mention I am in excellent condition no health problems, athletic, and a fighter! I feel there is nothing I can't do!
Posted on 08/08/06 13:14:04

ZOSIMO A. QUEVEDO III wrote:

I TRIED TO SUBMIT A RECRUITEMENT FORM VIA EMAIL THEY REJECT BECAUSE THE DATA BASE IS NOT YET UPDATED I CAN ONLY CHOOSE BIRTH 1967 AND I WAS BORN 1965 STILL THEY ARE USING THE OLD RACRUITING AGE LIMIT FOR THE DATA BASE FORM
Posted on 08/08/06 15:38:00

Tommy Looney wrote:

hi im only 17 years old but i plan on joining the Army as of graduation of next year and can not wait till i serve
Posted on 08/08/06 22:22:03

Tina Turner wrote:

I am a 35 yr old disabled veteren, but my reenlistment code on my DD214 stated that I can come back in, but my case would have to be reviewed. I miss the Army, and I want to really join the reserves. I went and took my ASFAB again a couple of yrs. ago and passed it and my physical at the MEPS and passed it also, but was declined for some reason. What can I do?? I can serve my country even with the injury that I received while I was in. I served two enlistments and was up for my third. I tried to fight ther med board, but it did no good. Can you help?? I served a total of 5 1/2 yrs.
Posted on 08/09/06 05:05:55

Tina Turner wrote:

By the way, I even tried to get reclassifed into another MOS. Is this possible? I was doing a different MOS before I was med boarded!
Posted on 08/09/06 05:08:19

GIDEON M OBENDO wrote:

HALLO, IM A KENYAN GUY AGED TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD AND WANTED TO JOIN YOUR FORCE, HOW CAN I JOIN YOU , WHAT I WANT IS TO BE INFRONT LINE FIGHTING THOSE IRAQS. IM MADLY IN LOVE WITH ARMY. WAITING FOR RECRUITMENT FORM. THANKS IN ADANCE.
Posted on 08/09/06 11:44:34

andrew abbitt wrote:

hi my name is andrew abbitt they said if im on probasen i cant jone is that true ?? couse i want to jone write me back plese thinks
Posted on 08/09/06 19:31:14

Simon White wrote:

Sgt. Volin,
hey, i'm a 17 year old male, and i'm leaving for basic training at fort knox next june after i graduate. could you send me your 8 week training guide and maybe some extra advice.i know its a while before i leave but id like to be all i can for the army.
Posted on 08/11/06 14:26:36

juan bernardo guillen dominguez wrote:

hi my name is juan age 20 yr old i like the army and work for this cauntry please help me for in 2 the army i mexican grasias
Posted on 08/13/06 02:43:11

Kenneth Sames wrote:

I think that it is great that youger people are going to the army.
Posted on 08/14/06 17:23:24

WILL BURROWS wrote:

MY NAME IS WILL I WANT TO JOINT THE USA ARMY BUT IAM AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN IM 36 IN SEPTENBER 2006 I WAS IN THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY FOR 15 YEARS AND HAVE RECENTLY DISCHARGE. COULD YOU GIVE ME INFO ON HOW I PROCEEED?
Posted on 08/14/06 22:23:35

ricky wrote:

i say lets kick some ass baby
Posted on 08/15/06 19:14:18

Hugh G. Rection wrote:

I am 69 years old but can still run laps around most of you youngsters! Where do I sign up?
Posted on 08/21/06 02:30:17

Rod-x- wrote:

All of the previous columnists are a bunch of fucking retarded people. Why don’t you learn to write, and obviously speak, at least good English before you post inquiries about joining our military. I served for a couple of years and I can safely say that the US military doesn’t need any more dumb asses, there are many already within all the branches. How do I know? I had to deal with a bunch of idiots while I served.
Posted on 08/29/06 22:55:45

Angela wrote:

I am a 41 year woman, who is interested in joining. I will be 42 this coming October. Is the age limit to join ending at 42, or may I enlist during my age of 42.
Posted on 09/04/06 17:19:52

Barbara Fondren wrote:

I would like to know about the physical training program and how it would work for someone who hasn't been physically fit for about five years
Posted on 09/05/06 03:59:16

Angela wrote:

I was wondering if I could get an answer to my question. I am interested in joining, and I am currently 41 years old. However, I will become 42 in October of this year. I need to know if I will be beyond the recruitment age once I become 42.
Posted on 09/09/06 08:56:19

A. APPER wrote:

I'M 42 YEARS OLD , AND JUST REELISTED IN THE NATIONAL GUARD ,AFTER BEING OUT FOR 15 YEARS. AND MY FIRST DRILL BACK I WAS TOLD THAT I HAD TO GO TO IRAQ IN DECEMBER..........OH WELL IRAQ HERE I COME.
Posted on 09/27/06 01:58:14

Judgin wrote:

I`m 31 years old and from germany , I wood licke serving as a US- Soldier woever the World .
But my ask is ! Can a foeign citicen
enlist to the US-Army and after the Enlist be a US- citicen .
When yur ansver is positiv , pleas send me the adress from the Enlistpoint in the USA or Europa
Posted on 09/29/06 15:43:14

Amber wrote:

Hello, 2 and a half years ago I tested positive for cocain at meps. Before I had found that out I decided not to enlist and I moved so I just found this out when I went to take the ASVAB. I would still love to join a branch of the military, but am not sure of my options. This was a one time situation and is not some thing I have done since the test 2 years ago. I am also attending classes at my local University and was wondering if the ROTC would be an option or not with my past positive test. Any information is appreciated.
Thank you!
Posted on 09/29/06 16:05:46

presley wrote:

hi im 31 im wanting to join the army needing information about how to get started
Posted on 10/01/06 10:42:28

Judgin wrote:

Hi people , I regret the mind from the US goverment " people otside the USA lockout from dute in the US-Army" then this is a very big Personal winn Pool and a good alternative for the Goverment , the Army with the personal to equipmenting.
The people this have a mind to serve in the US-Army do it at conviction. USA is the gretest represent of the fedom demokraty, it gives more people her see it too and her wants cary out the the mind out in the World because so goverments how the Europeens do this not with necessary energy. She guess naive demokraty is a natural thing.
I was inafganistan, I have see all this bad thinks and injustice over the people.
I`m not longer ready look how another people in the world do cryes becauce other get her freedeom.
I want to the US-Marines, but my problem is I`m not aUS-Citizen the rules for the enlisting to the Army they heavy.
My ask is if it possible for a foeign men so Alian sign the contrakt with out a have civi work or a green card inthe USA, then I have heared it is possible become after enlisting to US-Army a US-Citicenchip and I can so dute longer.
When anyone have Invormations or Adresses from the Enlistmenprocess to the Army, can help me realy, Thank`s for future.
Posted on 10/01/06 15:22:39

Pvt. Cotterman and Pvt. Reese wrote:

everone join the military. figure out how to do it on your own. bct is not as hard as you think it will be. don't be a pussy. join for country, duty, and honor and not for money. as far as becoming a hero or living out some g.i. joe dreams from childhood, go infantry...
however....
US ARMY AVIATION ALL DAY EVERYDAY NON STOP HOOAH!!!
Posted on 10/15/06 10:15:16

jr plaster wrote:

hello why is it so easy for a mexican to join our american army he dosnt have to live here and i read about this everyday. ive tied three times and faild do to low test scores on asvab my recruter didnt even try with me.now im working as a police officer fed gov.give me answere to that
Posted on 10/15/06 15:37:42

Justin Chia wrote:

I tried to join Army since I was 21 years old (1997). However I am not a citizen so, I couldn't get in. That's what I was told by the recruiter on college (at that time army recruitment was still permitted on campus). On September 11th, 2006 I tried again. Same result. Since then, every single year I tried to contact Army or Navy. I know, they are from different branches but I am interested in both. Navy, was my first choice back then then but now I perfer Army.

Now it is 2006, probably I will able to get my legal resident application process on the mid of 2007. By then, I will be 31 years old. I understand that I cannot apply for Commissioned Officer rank if I am not a citizen even when I am a permanent resident. Say, by the time I become a citizen I might be around 33 years old.

I am still concern will I able get a chance to get a higher rank? I have a bachelor degree and two master degrees. I have another unfinished bachelor degree (short of 12-15 credit hours).

The whole time overhere, my status is still legal at least as a student and now h1-b. I've never gone home since the first time I arrived here. I paid taxes and like many others have to wait in line for legal status application. One thing, I still don't understand some immigrants whom came in in short time able to get into military? Please help and I need to know how.

Justin
Posted on 10/16/06 14:00:47

Monica Goodman wrote:

I heard about the age requirement being changed but I haven't been able to complete the enlist form here on the internet. It still has the old age requirment feilds. Can somebody tell me where to locate a recruiter here in NYC the Bronx. I am 39 years old and have long since pondered the possibility of being able to stand up for my country and it's freedom. I am in if I can find the proper channels before I hit the 40 year mark this December....What a way to bring in the New Year!
Posted on 10/16/06 14:25:40

Justin Chia wrote:

Correction on my comment, it was September 11th, 2000.
Posted on 10/16/06 14:51:55

Justin Chia wrote:

The problem in New York or other major ultra liberal far left-wing area, you will have problems with them opposing all sort of military recruitments. They will block the entrance and calling you name. Worst of all, they are attacking recruiters and other officers "baby-killer". Man, I really despise these people. Disagreement over war is one thing, but attacking our brave men and women and even potential people who wanted to sign up, is a lowest point for them.

It was 1960s reprise.
Posted on 10/16/06 14:57:00

Justin Chia wrote:

Hi Monica, I tried to search google but I I received a lot of listed links that are anti-military. Tried this keywords and you will know what I am talking about.

"nyc army recruitment"

I guess right now, they are using Internet to block army recruitment too. I wonder who are going to defense them when enemies enter NYC shore. I bet they will sign up to join the enemies. As far as I concern, these people hate USA especially when you read the things they say in their blog. What a shame!
Posted on 10/16/06 15:02:02

juan bernardo guillen dominguez wrote:

hi my name is juan bernardo guillen dominguez please help me for in to the army please
Posted on 10/29/06 22:40:00

BORN FREE wrote:

i been out of the military for 15 yrs, i'm 42. after 9/11 and watching the troops fighting over in iraq and afganastan, it made me feel like it was my dutie to go back in and do what i felt i needed to do.so i rejoined my unit, in the national guard, and i'll soon be in iraq. i just feel like if you can sit back and enjoy all the benafits of this great nation , you should be willing to fight for it...... FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
Posted on 11/14/06 06:10:00

maria cruz wrote:

my name is maria cruz i'm in the process of joining.because the army has many opportunities right now im in school studying computer network security and i want to earn my bachelors,masters in criminal justice and work as investigator for the united states army!! go army
Posted on 11/17/06 20:20:06

KATE wrote:

WHAT IS THE YOUNGEST AGE TO JOIN THE ARMY? AND DO U NEED ANY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE MEANING DID YOU HAVE TO GRADUATE TO JOIN THE ARMY?
Posted on 11/20/06 04:19:23

NAME wrote:

KATE, i belive you can join without graduating ,but you have a year to get your GED or you will get discharged. You'r best bet is to talk to a requter, you are elegable to get a waiver. That will get you in , the rest is up to you. NOW HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT !
Posted on 11/21/06 04:09:17

Zac. B wrote:

i am a 11 year old boy wiling to serve my country every time im in the airport and see a soldier i say to myself wow they are really going into heavy fire and dieing just to save billions of people and that takestons of guts and as soon as im able to enter the army ill tell by parents talk it over and if they approve i will be ready to save my countre
Posted on 11/27/06 10:53:25

Joe T. wrote:

I am a 45 year old male, i am just wondering if there is any chance the limit will be raised to where i can enlist? i love my country and pray for a chnce to prove it by serving it in the Army...
Posted on 12/25/06 03:17:52

L2L wrote:

Am 42, no prior service, could enlist and go to BTC while still 42. Anybody have waiver experience?
Posted on 12/27/06 16:27:47

OKEKE IKECHUKWU wrote:

Hello,
SGT Michael Volkin i am a Nigerian citizen am 22 years old i want to join the USA ARMY but i don't know if it is possible for me to join i also hear that there is some Nigerian who join the US Army.
please write me with this
ADDRESS:No 74 ALIADE ROAD. GBOKO,BENUE STATE.NIGERIA
Posted on 12/29/06 10:01:10

John Norris wrote:

I am in good shape with no problems and I served 6 years
I am 54 now and I teach engineering at a college so I work with young people. I can do almost anything a 20 year old can do and I want to go back into the army. I see the reserve units sending older out of shape guys over to Iraq. Why can't I join and go? Is there a way?
Posted on 01/05/07 11:15:19

David Watkins wrote:

Hi my name is David and i did somethings stupid by getting into fights so now i have a record and cant join the Army. The sad thing is im now frieds with the guys i got in trouble with fighting,and if you have too many misdermeaners you cant serve your country, so kids listen up and stay out of trouble,DONT MAKE THE MISTAKES I MADE.
Posted on 01/09/07 23:38:38

TS wrote:

My question is-
with so many people *wanting* to sign up and do whatever is needed (who are over the max age),

why do we not let them (and myself) sign up (if we can pass the physical criteria) and go -

rather than send those younger adults with young children at home ( who would be of use to their communities supervising and being present as parents with their young children locally etc and who aren't chomping at the bit to go ) ?

There are many of us over the max age who'd love to commit to it and are ready (and available) to ship out *today* yet here we sit, waiting for the age to be raised (if ever).

Americans are healthier than ever-seems as if the physical is passed, and we're willing to be *shaped* completely, how can we then be undesirable. It's very very disappointing, and seems a huge waste of willing resources, compared to the country's current need for healthy, effective, and driven feet on the ground.
Posted on 01/10/07 06:32:10

Terry Haas wrote:

I am a 57 yr army old vet who has been trying to re-entlist in either the guard/reserve or active duty. I started the process 3 years ago and have continued to hit numerous roadblocks. I have a total of 7 years combined active duty/guard service. I am well aware of the age limits; however, I also know others who have been recalled at ages beyond the policy. Do I have any status with inactive reserve component or otherwise? My education is at the Master's level.

Thank you
Terry
Posted on 01/14/07 18:10:09

Cody Oseth wrote:

Hello, I am 16 years old and recently dropped out of school after i did i decided the military was the way to go for me and i do have GED stuff im all set up but im not MOTIVATED to do the GED if uve had trouble in school you'd understand im not a normal dropout i have common sence and i know my stuff!! but i want to join so bad but i was to know if there is and way to join without a GED or high school diploma! please let me know!
Posted on 01/18/07 14:22:26

adrian a. wrote:

Hello, i am a 17 year old with a g.e.d. and im going to take the asvab test next week. if i dont do so good can i still join the infantry ?
Posted on 01/18/07 22:07:55

Eric wrote:

I am a 31 yr old male and I had surgery when i was 13 for scolosis am I still able to join the national guard? or because i have rods in my back does that leave me out? I really want to serve even if it's in a support unit don't have to be on the line or anything just want to serve somehow
Posted on 01/24/07 23:20:25

Leiane Gibbs wrote:

Hi
I am a 42 yr old woman who completed her Diploma in Nursing June 1996 in Australia, is there any chance at my age to enter the Defence force and work as a nurse.
Leiane.
Posted on 01/28/07 03:03:43

turd wrote:

no Leiane gibbs
Posted on 02/06/07 13:49:58

Angel Nelaridi wrote:

any chance the age will go to 45 years old?
Posted on 02/07/07 16:01:45

Nate wrote:

hey, I am 17 years old. My recruiters were here yesterday at the job corps center in Cherokee, NC. They come in another 2 weeks so i can take my ASVAB and Physical at MEPS. It's been my dream to serve this country and God has helped me through it all. I'm going Infantry Airborne, and hopefully get into RIP's or whatever they call that ranger school place. haha anyways our country is great just don't take advantage of it!!! Later guys..
Posted on 02/16/07 19:31:51

KEN PEREZ wrote:

LONG STORY SHORT! WAS ACTIVE DUTY SUPPLY AND GOT BACK IN ARMY RES. THEN SWITCHED TO ARMY NAT. GUARD TO GET IN THE SPECIAL FORCES WENT TO THE PRE COURSE THEN SELECTION COURSE DROP OUT OF THE SELECTION COURSE DUE TO LOW MORALE. SINCE THEN, I REGRETED THAT DECISION. i'M CURRENTLY IN EXCELENT SHAPE. IS THERE ANY POSSIBILTY AT 41 TO RE JOIN AND GET MY BERET AND TAB???
Posted on 02/20/07 17:30:48

Mohammed Abdulai wrote:

I am a young man who wish to join the U.S Army and helps fight for peace but I have no link with them. Please what do I do?
Posted on 02/21/07 06:42:20

jake wrote:

people should poop on a daily basis
Posted on 03/06/07 18:10:03

screw jake waston wrote:

jake stop sending email to goarmy.com
Posted on 03/06/07 18:12:09

James S. wrote:

Hello,I am 43 years old and would like to re-enter into Active duty.I`ve been out of the service since 1992 with six years active duty.My problem is this,since my Discharge I`ve been living in Germany and do not know how to get back into the Service or where to Apply for Info.in reguards to re-enlistment.If anyone out there who can get me started in the right direction in this matter may contact me by mail under the following address.
James P.Seber
Zweibrücker str.2
76855 Annweiler
(Germany)
Posted on 03/08/07 04:47:50

James S. wrote:

Hello,I am 43 years old and would like to re-enter into Active duty.I`ve been out of the service since 1992 with six years active duty.My problem is this,since my Discharge I`ve been living in Germany and do not know how to get back into the Service or where to Apply for Info.in reguards to re-enlistment.If anyone out there who can get me started in the right direction in this matter may contact me by mail under the following address.
James P.Seber
Zweibrücker str.2
76855 Annweiler
(Germany)
Posted on 03/08/07 04:51:58

James S. wrote:

Oops!Don`t know what happened,but my letter for information about Re-enlistment isn´t shown on this page.If anyone has read my last letter with my address please respond on this page.
Posted on 03/08/07 07:33:20

sam kinuthia wrote:

I have always admired to be a U.S. army . iam a kenyan ciutizen age 23 years old, i know i can make it. recognise me., mail address ..kenoscmb@yahoo.com
Posted on 03/09/07 03:30:38

greg wrote:

hi im greg and i am 26years old and i only made it to a 11th grade in high school...i dont have any Direction. and i dont know what to do i feel like im going to loose my freedom soon if something dont look up,is the army good for me?"someone help me" email me at anthraxnapkin@yahoo.com
Posted on 03/25/07 04:49:55

Dal D wrote:

Well,I guess these people who are from other country's asking if they can enlist should first learn english,then get a Green Card,and the enlist.I personally am from Croatian-Norwegian[i.e born in Croatian to Norwegian parents],am coming to the States on April 26th,applying for I-155 and then going to a recruiter with my friend.And I have done some legwork already i.e sent my HS diploma and Birth Certificate to a Army recruiter in Nashville,TN who told me to come,apply for a Green Card and then I can enlist with a proof that I applied for a Green Card.Hope he wasnt shitting me:( but anyways,minimum requirement for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces is a I-155[you may apply with a application for Legal Resident Alien or I-155 form] that proves that you have applied for legal status within the United States.I guess that you are sent to Basic as soon as the application is approved.I cant wait to start the proccess,its very exciting...anyways,just wanted to prove that some future immigrants do actually speak fluent english...unlike other foreign posters I read on this disccusion forum;)
Posted on 04/03/07 20:43:15

dominique wrote:

wasupp// hi i want to joint the amry but i dont have a high school dimploma or ged???my email nicknok22@yahoo.com
Posted on 04/11/07 09:05:21

Col hunsberger wrote:

I thank that the should lower the age limit to 16
Posted on 04/11/07 13:07:10

piroshaan wrote:

I am a srilankan. i want to join the us army in officer rank.
Posted on 04/16/07 23:32:06

UDE MUCHAEL wrote:

I AM MICHAEL,A NIGERIAN WITH FIRST DEGREE,I RESIDE IN NIGERIA CAN I JOIN THE US ARMY
Posted on 05/14/07 07:23:41

Adefisan Akinbode wrote:

Helo officer,
M name is Adefisan Akinbode, am willing to join the Nigerian army, Nigerian defence academy. i am 25 years old now, and am very rugged and smart. Can i be admmited sir? and i will be glad if i can get a copy of the 2007 admission form into my email if there is online registration. thanks sir
Posted on 05/19/07 13:12:48

lynn wrote:

I'm 43 yrs old,spent 6 yrs in the national guard,is there any way possible I could join active duty in any branch of service
Posted on 05/22/07 01:52:25

Ron Barnett wrote:

I'm 51 yrs. old, I've collected five honorable discharges, joined Army Aviation, sometime in Army National Gaurd & Retired Air Force Reserves with 20 yrs. There isn't a day go by that I don't miss the Armed Forces & the action of a demanding job. I respect all the men & women that have served & the ones that are in presently. My heart will always be with you, forever! You can bet that if anything ever happened in the United States, you presently serving would have all of us, prior & retired working with you side by side to save this country! P.S. And one secret weapon! God!
Posted on 05/27/07 19:22:14

john azumbil wrote:

WANT TO SERVE THE US ARMY
Posted on 05/30/07 14:36:56

CHIBUEZE IBEH wrote:

I AM CHIBUEZE IBEH IAMABOVE 18AND I WANTTOJOIN THE US ARMY.I LIVE IN NIGERIA,IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Posted on 06/05/07 07:48:53

Kenneth Chukwudi Enukorah wrote:

Hello sir,my name is Kenneth Chukwudi Enukorah from Awka anambra state of nigeria.27 yrs of age.plz i want to be US Army.I just want to know how to make it.I am undergraduate with my senior secondary certificate examition,will it be possible to take me.
i wait to hear from you soon.
Posted on 06/09/07 08:29:30

Kenneth Chukwudi Enukorah wrote:

Hello sir,my name is Kenneth Chukwudi Enukorah from Awka anambra state of nigeria.27 yrs of age.plz i want to be a member of US Army.I just want to know how to make it.I am undergraduate with my senior secondary certificate examition,will it be possible to take me.
i wait to hear from you soon.
Posted on 06/09/07 08:32:37

Owuda Godwin wrote:

Hi, I'm Godwin Owuda born some 27 years ago in Kogi State of Nigeria, I hold Advance Diploma in Computer Science and Advance Diploma in Public Administraion, But I have kin interest on the military job, how posible is it for to join the US Army or Marine when I am not a US Citizen? The US Army and Marine are really doing a good lots of work and they deserved to be a source of admiration to other countries youth. Please write me and give me the real gist that I needed.
Posted on 06/11/07 07:51:06

Erick Lopez wrote:

In basic traning the drill sergeant would always ask... "soldiers, What makes the Green grass Grow?" We used to reply " Blood, Blood makes the green grass grow Drill sergeant!" So does that mean that our soldiers blood is turning the Iraqui desert into paradise?
Posted on 06/12/07 19:46:05

cpl mcfarlane wrote:

can a british army cpl leave the uk army and join the us army ?
Posted on 06/22/07 12:12:08

Michelle wrote:

Can someone join the military after the age of 50? I had always wanted to join, but my family came first. I would think with the war dragging on, the military could use people in perhaps as a reserve unit. Just wishing, I guess.
Posted on 06/28/07 17:21:41

Sia Singh wrote:

Hello and Talofa!

My name is Sia Singh. I am 16 years of age and I Live in American Samoa. I am interested in joining the Air Force. I am taking the Jrotc Program at my High School for three years now and I am looking for a recruiter who is interested in coming to American Samoa to recruite me on the summer of my junior year. Please contact me ASAP.

Thankyou.
Posted on 07/01/07 11:06:52

Richard Amesinu wrote:

Iam a Ghanaian of 25 years of age (April 15, 1982) who is interested in joining the British Army. What should I do for my dream to come true.
Posted on 07/04/07 07:49:06

Ex-Staff Sgt Samuel Yao Agbetorwoka wrote:

I am Ghanaian of 43 years of age and an Ex-Staff Sgt of the Ghana Armed Forces. During my stay in the Army I was an Infantry Platoon Weapon Instructor. I have done all the Infantry courses before I left the Army. I have an advange been to peace keeping operation in southern Lebanon in the year 1985 and 1998 respectively. I had another chance to go to UNTAG in Cambodia in the year 1993. And in Liberia and Sieria Leon.

I am highly interested in joining the British Army what should I do.
Posted on 07/04/07 08:05:34

Sylvester Kwadzo Obotey Aidam wrote:

I am a Ghanaian of 38 years of age. I am currently working with General Electric Canada International Incorporated, Ghana Site Office, Akosombo Hydro Power Station, who is interested in joining the British Army. What should be my next line to follow.

Sylvester
Posted on 07/04/07 08:14:18

CORTEZ wrote:

Anyone out there from the ole FIGHTING SIXTH!!!!!!!!
Posted on 07/10/07 11:26:57

emmanuel tayebwa kem wrote:

am emmanuel tayebwa,i would like to join army and am not a citizen,is it possible?
Posted on 07/18/07 12:17:17

Zac wrote:

I'm 18 and strong, i would love to serve my country and my people back home here in Texas. The only issue i have are my parents who refuse to hear anything i have to say about the issue. My Dad served for many years in the Army and was in both Gulf Conflicts, that may be the reason because they want better for me than that, but i still would like to follow in Dads boots. Any advice on what i should say to them to help win them over???
Posted on 07/24/07 18:28:32

Dad on the fence wrote:

I am 37 and served in the US Army Artillery durring Desert Storm. Army service was a fantastic time of my life. A day dosen't go by that I dont think about serving again. however, my situation at home (dad with 2 sons) has kept me from re-enlisting. My boys are the reason I have stayed home; however, they are also the reason I want to re-enlist. I want to do the job so they won't have to.
Posted on 07/25/07 22:49:51

MUNADI MUTAWAKILU wrote:

DEAR SIR/MADAM.
THIS IS MUNADI MUTAWAKILU A GHANAIAN BOY OF 19 YEARS OF AGE AND AM VERY VERY GLAD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE AMRY .AND I REALLY WANT TO YOU TO SEND ME THE FORMS BY MAIL NOW..
THANK YOU.
Posted on 08/07/07 04:42:34

43 but NOT too old! wrote:

I JUST turned 43 two weeks ago and now I see on CNN that the Army has raised the age to 42.. I wanted to enlist on 9/11 but was "over" the age limit then and now appear to be a couple weeks 'too old' again. I know for a fact that I can keep up with any 20 year old (after some basic) and am a Master Certified ASE Heavy Truck (Diesel) AND also a Master ASE Auto Technician and could be a HUGE help over in Iraq.. is there any way for me to still be able to join???
Posted on 08/09/07 18:13:03

Wilson wrote:

I am 29 and I was in the army from other country. I am a legal resident in the US. Is there any probabilities I can be recruited?
Posted on 08/10/07 07:20:44

Paddy wrote:

I'am a 43 yr old prior service member. I served in the USCG for 3 months, was released for hardship reasons. I have an RE-3 enlistment code. Im also a NYC Fireman over 8 yrs service, Plumber 17 yrs. What are my chances of reenlistment with the Army Reserves? I have
an age waiver request in with Sen. Clinton. Waiting for a reply. Thank You. God Bless America.
Posted on 08/12/07 17:03:38

deetee wrote:

i am a 24yr old boy from ghana and will like to join the U.S army
Posted on 08/13/07 07:26:16

matt wrote:

im 16 and i want to join the army but it says you have to be 17 would there be anyway i could join early
Posted on 08/14/07 22:51:17

martin murtahi wrote:

hi iam kenyan wondering how and what ways to follow tobe aus marine Iam particulary intrest coc there was one of my fellow kenyan who died in iraque fighting for war aganist wepons of mass destruction plese concider me show me the way thanks in advance
Posted on 08/27/07 08:30:34

martin murtahi wrote:

how soon shall i get a chance to join the us army please have athought about us willing a africans americans you can write to me via talktomartintah@yahoo.com
Posted on 08/27/07 08:35:18

Oluwafemi.a.adeigbehin wrote:

What do u think we all that loginto ur site want, it sure that we all want the chance 2 serve in d army eigther in our country or else where my name is oluwafemi.A. Adeigbehin and am 22y with my good 2003 ssce result. I only hope u reply all of us.
Posted on 08/29/07 06:01:37

Oluwafemi.a.adeigbehin wrote:

What do u think we all that loginto ur site want, it sure that we all want the chance 2 serve in d army eigther in our country or else where my name is oluwafemi.A. Adeigbehin and am 22y with my good 2003 ssce result. I only hope u reply all of us.
Posted on 08/29/07 06:02:56

ipadeola segun wrote:

I AM OLUSEGUN IPADEOLA, AM A NIGERIAN. My vision is to be a military personel this has been my aim right from my child hood, but due to the situation of my country i have try all my possible best to join the nigerian defence academy but all my effort is been is vain cos even though you have all its takes to be admited if you are not connected with top officer they will not addmite such person which is very bad. Pls i want want my dream to die just like that whick ever way you can help me to fulfil my drean pls do am tired of this country. I LOVE TO JOIN THE US ARMY.........YOU CAN REACH BY E MAIL. skiesbliss@yahoo.com
Posted on 08/31/07 03:21:59

CORNERSTONE JAM wrote:

hello
AM JUWON ABAYOMI MICHAEL[JAM]AM A NIGERIAN GUYS OF 23 YEAR OF AGES,HOW SOON I GET A NEW CHANCE 2 JOIN THEU.S ARMY?U CALL ALSO CALL ME ON LINE:+2348051548912.THANK
Posted on 09/05/07 09:49:30

Williams wrote:

hello,
Please i want you to give me all the requirements i need to join the army including O'level Qualifications.
Thanks
Posted on 09/08/07 14:59:32

isaa wrote:

i wish to be in the army ihope it will be so
Posted on 09/08/07 19:29:09

Babou Jobe. wrote:

young men from the gambia wants join your army. want to know if they will be accepted and how to do it.
Posted on 09/10/07 10:07:42

hiutopor wrote:

Hi all!

Very interesting information! Thanks!

G'night
Posted on 09/17/07 06:41:34

RANDY W RICHARDS wrote:

I ALWAY WANTED TO BE A MEMMBER OF THE AMRY,AM TRYING MY BEST TO APART OF THE TEAM.
Posted on 09/18/07 00:46:17

Arowolo Olanrewaju wrote:

I want to join the United State Of America Military as an Inteligent officer.I am 18years.I am going to be happy if my request is been granted...
Posted on 09/19/07 02:33:24

ciara-amora wrote:

hi, please can you help me get into the us army.i am a nigerian living in nigeria.i so much love the idea of being an army officer but in the us army.it was a dream transferd from father to daught.i am 19yers old .pls help my dream come true.
Posted on 09/25/07 12:34:03

misbawu wrote:

i want to join the us army to fight against world terorist.but i leave in ghana i dont know how i can join the us army.
Posted on 09/30/07 12:17:24

essie wrote:

am 41 turning 42 within 2 weeks
but my recruiter told me it's to late
I took the test but fail 1st time,
and they don't want to intertain me
because my next test will be on
nov 9, and am 42 by then, i thougt
42 is the age limit before you turn
43, interest to serve
Posted on 10/11/07 01:36:10

ROBERT S.B.WALATEE,JR. wrote:

I AM ROBERT S.B. WALATEE,JR. WISHING TO JOIN THE US NAVY ,BUT I AM LIVING IN LIBERIA, AGE 25 YEARS OLD. AND I AM NOT AN US CCITIZEN.
Posted on 10/12/07 06:59:19

carlos narciso rodriguez wrote:

hi u all doing, I'm carlos rodriguez 26 years old live here in usa not legal yet, but will love to serve this mine country and provide a better tomorow to my litle 3 year old. advice what to do
Posted on 10/13/07 17:11:54

bush wrote:

more meat 4 the grinder
Posted on 10/15/07 06:53:44

cletus kwasi anyane wrote:

hello i i really want to join the US Army to help fight terrisim but i live in Ghana what can i do
Posted on 10/16/07 13:08:09

joseph wrote:

is the army one of the most challeging of all the branchess
Posted on 10/30/07 12:30:27

augustine appah wrote:

my name is a.appah and a military personel in ghana..i would like to know the necessary requirements i need in order to enter the us army because it my dream to be part.
Posted on 10/31/07 06:14:15

Jeff Josiah wrote:

i am Jeff Josiah, 20 years old. i really want to join the us army. i am a high school graduate.i live Liberia. my dream was when i am through with high school, i do all i can and join the us army. i really want to see myself in the us force i will be the happiest man ever. i pray that my dream comes through one day.i have been going to the us embassy in my country to see if i can get recruited from there but no way, i think this is the way Jesus had put me through and i know by his way all will be ok for me to join the us army.
this is my contact number:+2315873283 and my mail address:jeffjosiah@yahoo.com.hope to hear from you people. may the almighty God bless you all and America for a long time.
thanks
Posted on 10/31/07 10:58:13

DAVID wrote:

I AM DAVID, 26YEARS OF AGE AND A GHANAIAN. I HAVE BEEN IN THE GHANA ARMY FOR SOME YEARS NOW. I HAVE ALSO SERVED ON UN PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS. AM JUST ABOUT TO BE DISCHARGED. MY AIM IS TO JOIN THE U.S ARMY RIGHT AWAY. I THERE FORE WANT TO NOW THE CHANNEL TO PASS THROUGH TO BE ENLISTED. I ALSO WANT TO NOW AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENT FOR JOINING THE U.S ARMY
THANK U.
Posted on 11/07/07 17:31:15

bill upchurch wrote:

i joined at 17 quit trainee hanorable discharge because i was in love with a 16 yr old girl whos name i cannot remember.i raised 3 men 2 in the guard 1 headed to iraq.i also half raised another young man headed to iraq.i joind the state guard at 43 support guard igr.three years.id give my left gonad at the age of 48 if they would give me another shot.commercial roofer 30 years.
Posted on 11/14/07 14:40:21

FRNCIS wrote:

I WILL LIKE TO KOWN WHEN NDA FORM WILL BE OUT.
Posted on 11/20/07 01:43:56

LAW wrote:

PLS I WANT TO KNOW THE WEBSITE FOR FILLING THE NDA ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
Posted on 11/20/07 06:20:36

Christian Luciano wrote:

I want to serve the army i'm 16 years old contact me at 212-289-3573
Posted on 11/28/07 12:30:19

john wilson wrote:

wont to join the army call 903-340-7702
Posted on 12/01/07 01:13:57

VICTOR OWUSU ASANTE wrote:

really love army would like to join it...........
Posted on 12/05/07 06:19:13

SP-4 Stelly 1978 - 1981 wrote:

I'm 47 and would love to come back in the Army. I guess the are requirement for those with prior service is 42. I would think they would want people with prior Army service to reenlist. Can someone let me know if I can?
Posted on 12/05/07 18:33:35

Herbert Von Kuspen wrote:

Hey, what does it mean "you can join U.S. Army with a I-155 application"?
does it mean that i can come to US, for example as a tourist, then apply for a I-155 and then go to a recruitment office? also without having my green card in my hands?
i ever thought that the green card was absolutely necessary, but here it seems that applying is enough.

am i dreaming or is it true? please, answer me clearly "you NEED the g.c." or "take the plane and come here".

thanks in advance for the help.
P.S: prior military service in a NATO Army is worth for the age waivers?
Posted on 12/06/07 10:06:33

ApacheDoll wrote:

I am 44 and do not qualify for enlistment, as I exceed the max age limit of 42. I have a BS in Computer Science and am 6 classes shy of my Masters in Computer Information Systems. Is there any other opportunities for those of us with corporate experience and higher education. We have alot to offer and it would be a waste to turn us away, as we are a valuable resource. Know that if they raise the age limit to 45, I would be standing in line.
Posted on 12/13/07 14:55:32

Herbert Von kuspen wrote:

I ask again "what does it mean I-155?" please, if anyone knows something help me!!! is real or not? Needed the green card or can i go tu US as tourist and then fill this fuorm and join? please again, help me, here i'm only wasting my life...
Posted on 12/15/07 11:38:06

BILL wrote:

im 48 of sound mind and body.run my own small business.just finished 3 years state guard igr.to old for regulars.son headed for big sandbox.looking for waiver to join guard.i dont care what it takes.if an old man like me can cut it.he should be given the chance.if of sound mind.lets light this rocket.HOOAH
Posted on 12/16/07 13:32:58

ADOMAKO NTIEDU APAU wrote:

I AM LIVING IN GHANA CAN I JOIN US ARMY AS A RECRUITER
Posted on 12/18/07 06:57:32

AYANJOKE OLUWAGBENGA OMOTAYO wrote:

this is nolt an opinion,i just want u to know i am intreasted in joining the armerican army. i hope there is an assistance that can be rendered by u.
i'm 29,male,nigerian,physicaly fit,mentaly sound and if there is any place u can referr me to i'll be pleased.
Posted on 12/28/07 02:01:34

Who said your too old! wrote:

Any one with an age problem move to Australia. There en-listment age goes as high as 50. Somebody sued them for age discrimination and moved it up! Hey, if your fit healthy and ready to serve who says there should be some age limit. Whooahh!
Posted on 12/28/07 21:29:30

Mitchell Brown wrote:

Hi,
Thanks for taking your time and managing this site. My question is what are the age limits for entrance into Ranger School and the same question for the Green Berets. I don't k ow if I have what it takes but Ranger is what my heart was set on until I heard I was too old. Either way without wasting time an answer would be much oblidged. I have been talkting with a recruiter but you always need another opinion than them.

Thank you.
Posted on 01/06/08 21:59:03

peter kubaji wrote:

i want to serve ghana.what do i do
Posted on 01/08/08 05:23:00

SALVATION ARMY wrote:

you can always serve in the salvation army!
Posted on 01/13/08 20:49:40

Oyebode wrote:

am unabel to locate or to link where i can register my child for nigeria defence academy under age thirteen or exactly thirteen.
Posted on 01/17/08 06:08:12

donlexy wrote:

The army i belive is the best thing one could always love to do.
Keep the flag flying and wish to join sooon.
Posted on 01/23/08 11:03:15

bamidele daniel wrote:

Hello my name is bamidele daniel and am a nigerian am 24yrs old i wish to join the us naval or army..........The army i belive is the best thing one could always love to do.
Keep the flag flying and wish to join sooon.
Posted on 01/31/08 12:53:51

otele daniel wrote:

Hello my name is otele daniel and am a nigerian am 22yrs old i wish to join the us naval or army..........The army i belive is the best thing one could always love to do.
Keep the flag flying and wish to join sooon.
Posted on 01/31/08 12:55:10

andy johnson wrote:

i am 43 years old and i want to serve my country too!! they say at the recruiters that i am a year too late what do i do?
Posted on 02/01/08 19:25:30

CJ wrote:

GET SOME SOLDIERS! Highly dedicate, highly motivated soldier ready to fight for my country and for the peace of others! Seriously though, I just enlisted at 23 with a new wife and baby on the way, it's going to be hard on the family life at first, but the benefits the Army has for my family and me are amazing! I'm proud to be an American and a Soldier!! HUAAAHHH!
Posted on 02/04/08 06:35:42

dee wrote:

my name is dominique .. im 26years old .. no felony nothin dat . jus i dnt have my high school dimploma.. pls me ?i want to joint real bad... email me at nicknok22@yaho.com.. plz ,,, thnx.. my # 347 207 7021
Posted on 02/04/08 17:17:37

RICHARD YEBOAH wrote:

AM RICHARD FROM GHANA 22 YEARS OF AGE AND I WANT TO JOIN THE US ARMY PLZ CAN ANYBODY HELP ME OUT MY EMAIL IS ( RICHARDDOGGY@YAHOO.CO.UK)
MY CELLPHONE NUMBERS (+233 24 2618171) THANK YOU
Posted on 02/14/08 12:18:37

SUNDAY J J . wrote:

I AM MR SUNDAY J J FROM WEST AFRICAN, AM A MEMBER OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE , I WISH TO JOIN THE [ US] ARMY .

I WOULD REALY APPRECIATE IF THE PREVILEGE/ASSISTANT TO JOIN IS GIVEN.
EMAIL, un160_un@yahoo.com
+234 [01] 8o87819417.
AGE, 28

THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
GOO IS WITH US .
Posted on 02/24/08 03:43:06

taylor del rio. wrote:

iloveeetheeearrrrmmmyyyyy.
one day im going to joinn :)
Posted on 02/25/08 09:13:38

Michael Wagner wrote:

What is the age limit to be an officer, I'm 25 and have two years lift to graduate.
Posted on 02/29/08 02:38:39

Brian wrote:

I am 36 years old and have tried to join all branches of the armed services and my ASVAB tests are horrable, and are worse now that I am older, will any branch accept a dumb idiot like me?
Posted on 03/01/08 23:27:56

MATHEW wrote:

IAM 34 YEARS OLD NEVER IN TROUBLE WITH LAW ASVAB SCORES WERE GREAT BUT AT 19 JOINED THE NAVY AND EVERYTHING I WAS OFFERED AT RECRUITERS OFFICE DID NOT PAN OUT I WAS LIED TO I WAS SHIPPED TO BOOT CAMP WHERE I WAS NOT TOLD IT WAS GOING TO BE AND THE JOB I WAS PROMISED WAS NOT AVAILIABLE SO I GOT AN ENTRY LEVEL SEPARATION WITH A RE4 CODE WITH REMARKS AS HAVING A PERSONALITY DISORDER THIS IS NOT THE CASE I AM VERY STABLE MINDED AND DO NOT TAKE KINDLY TO BEING LIED TO I HAVE RECENTLY FILED A DD149 FORM TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO SO THAT I CAN JOIN THE ARMY AND SERVE MY COUNTRY.
Posted on 03/04/08 12:44:51

ibaje jumai wrote:

i am 24 yrs of age wish to join the nigeria army just graduated 4rm higher institution hope my request will be granted.
Posted on 03/11/08 11:15:49

ISAAC MURITHI MURIANKI wrote:

i am a Kenyan aged 25 yrs and i really need your help on how to join the US army, because it has always been my dream.please.....please help me.
Posted on 03/12/08 08:33:04

james selllers wrote:

I want to know if there is a fast track to front line deploiment ? barring completion of basics.my best friends are coming home and going back ,I'm soon to be thirty can i hit the front lines in a year
Posted on 03/15/08 18:28:59

Janet Ching wrote:

IAM A 52 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF 2 AGES 30 AND 23, I HAVE HAD A BROTHER THAT HAD SERVED IN THE ARMY, AND WAS KILLED IN NAM IN 67. IF I WERE ABLE TO DO THE SAME THING ANY 20 YEAR OLD COULD DO WHY WOULD YOU TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY FROM ME TO SERVE MY BELOVED COUNTRY. THE OLDER GENERATION IS JUST AS DEPENDABLE AS ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL!
Posted on 03/15/08 21:22:45

O. A. Thomas wrote:

What i still dont understand is why cant the military train you in fields your highly interested in.. .Like literally getting hands on with out passing the exam to join? Thatz whats crazy even with my Father and brother in the Army, i struggle with the test.. . in high school they barely state any of the knowlege of the exam.. .
Posted on 03/17/08 10:35:20

Odame Amos` wrote:

Hello I am 26 years of age from Ghana Please I would like to know the possibilities of joining the US army.
Posted on 03/22/08 00:54:37

desmond de-graft inkoom wrote:

i am 22 years and a Ghanaian. I really want to join the U.S army, what should i do.
Posted on 04/02/08 07:57:04

greg-england wrote:

hi there i am a british citizen and would like to join the US Army- but am not a US national- if i got an i 55 form and then applied for a green card then whilst the application is going through could i join- or would the green card have to be approved before i join? please let me know thanks greg
Posted on 04/02/08 20:25:32

EMMANUEL A. SEWEH wrote:

Hello I am Emmanuel Seweh, a 29 years of age and a University graduate from Ghana.My ambition is to join the USA ARMY.Can you give me information as to how non-USA citizens can get recruited/enlisted to the USA army?
Posted on 04/07/08 14:31:29

usman mohammed wrote:

i love to end my carer in the us army,to protect democrcy in the world and all so to bring peace for the all nation,ilove it.and ineed to get it,age 28
Posted on 04/09/08 12:42:29

dave brown wrote:

i am 28 and am hoping to join the army do u boysa has been passed it maybe fink i am too old
Posted on 04/12/08 18:55:06

KIMANI WAMBUI wrote:

AM 28 YEARS OLD VERY ENERGETIC AND WISH TO JOIN THE ARMY. i GOT MY REQUEST ID 11361968. I AM YET TO RECEIVE THE DVD. KINDLY ASSIST. I GOT LOTS OF ENERGY
Posted on 04/15/08 08:39:13

Nana Sakyi Bafour-amoaforo wrote:

can a non-american join the U.S army
Posted on 04/18/08 23:28:12

Turniko Banali wrote:

Why doesn't the US Army set up a recruiting station in the Philippines like the US Navy did some 2 decades back. I would be the first to knock on their door.
Posted on 04/25/08 06:44:14

Ezra obiga wrote:

Hi people, i am called Ezra 24 years old, from uganda.I would like anyone to help me,i was to join the british army,how can i get to it?thanks in advance.
Posted on 05/03/08 05:27:07

Alex wrote:

What happens if you want to join the army but their way too young,, will they have to just wait?
Posted on 05/07/08 06:25:55

joshua okpara wrote:

AM 19 of age, i want to join the force becouse i am born to defend.expecting a mail thanks.
Posted on 05/15/08 07:52:17

Ross wrote:

Does prior service add to the age limit. For example: If the age limit is 42 but I have served for eight years already with an honorable discharge, does this give me an age limit waiver to 50?
Posted on 05/17/08 09:11:07

Ebubedike Chidi wrote:

HEllo Sergent....My name is Ebubedike Chidi i live in Ni geria i would like to join the Us army i want to know if this is possible cos i stay currently in Nigeria pls write me on damagic1donshanki@yahoo.com

hope to hear from you soon..Thanks
Posted on 05/19/08 02:19:22

George Waweru Karanja wrote:

AM A KENYAN LOYAL NATIONALITY and would like to join US infantry soldier,if it means war am ready to face it not matter what even if I die...cause life aint simple here

Am ready to join the military any time any day and any hour..

I look forward from hearing from you.
Posted on 05/23/08 05:46:23

George Waweru Karanja wrote:

Hello Sergent,my email address is wergee@yahoo.com.

I look forward from hearing from you soon,your appointment,can make a big impact to me.because am an assest that can bring many ideas and help in various areas no matter any crises going on.
Posted on 05/23/08 05:50:17

George Waweru Karanja wrote:

I am 23 years old,Am a college graduate with execellent certificates from college.
Posted on 05/23/08 05:54:36

sunday wrote:

i love nigeria army
Posted on 05/24/08 12:25:45

FRANCIS JOE AGGREY wrote:

I am 21 years of age.I want application into the british army/navy.FRANCIS JOE AGGREY is a graduated student of NVTI IN in ghana.Is my sole dream to enter into the british army.since i am well built with my physical structure.Please i would be very to hear from you.
Posted on 05/25/08 10:16:22

FRANCIS JOE AGGREY wrote:

I am 21 years of age.I want application into the british army/navy.FRANCIS JOE AGGREY is a graduated student of NVTI IN in ghana.Is my sole dream to enter into the british army.since i am well built with my physical structure.Please i would be very to hear from you.
Posted on 05/25/08 10:16:23

European wrote:

Hi,
My name is Christian,I'm European and 39 Years Old,I'm a Personal Fitness Coach and in good Shape!
It was always my Dream to join the US.Army but trough certain kind of Life Experiences i never did. Recently I ran over this Website again,it all brought back Dreams and Memories about the Army.So I've taught Im gonna try now or never.If there is a chance to join and someone can help me out in this matter it would be highly appreciated.
Please Email to: c1@rock.com
Thx Christian
Posted on 05/25/08 12:40:36

HENRY WAVWIRE wrote:

Hi.
My name is HENRY WAVWIRE,i,m 28 years old and a
technician with the diesel engines here in Kenya,i read a lot about the american army,the peace missions and
the efforts to curb terrorism through the armys effort,e.g in afghanistan,i actually would like to participate in the army,to do it myself rather than read or listen to news,i believe peace to the world is an effort that should be brought by all.
please e.mail me on how i can apply directly to the army: my adress is : wavwire @yahoo.com
4th june 2008
Posted on 06/04/08 02:45:00

JOSEPH MENSAH wrote:

MY NAME IS JOSEPH MENSAH FROM GHANA.I AM A YOUNG MAN OF 27YEARS OF AGE.I HAVE AN INTEREST IN JOINING THE BRITISH ARMY TO HELP TO CURB TERRORISM AND ALSO TO HELP TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF THE ARMY.I HOLD A HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN TOURISM.
Posted on 06/10/08 05:23:24

shawn lutz wrote:

Hi,
my name is Shawn Lutz im 25 and im from germany but i have a american citizen and a german.i wanna joining the army but i cant find a recruiter here in germany.what i have to do?

Pls.e-mail me back
shawn82@hotmail.de
Posted on 06/18/08 22:03:22

kara16 wrote:

HI, I'M 13 YEARS OLD AND WHEN I TRUN 16 I WANT TO JOIN THE ARMY.. AM I OLD EHOUGH??
Posted on 06/27/08 08:15:13

TARSICIUS wrote:

I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN
Posted on 06/28/08 15:05:32

cody h wrote:

i say yall change the age to 16-64 and let us kick ass
Posted on 06/30/08 04:32:05

Murianki Murithi Isaac wrote:

It is the seventh year now trying to get assistance on how I can join the US Army.Can anybody come to my rescue please?
Posted on 06/30/08 12:14:36

OPOKU ABRAHAM wrote:

I AM OPOKU ABRAHAM CAN I JOIN UK ARMY I LIVE IN GHANA
Posted on 07/10/08 12:47:36

A Vetrivel wrote:

Am I Indian I want to join USA Army 24 Years Old I was studyed 12th Standard (79%) with Commerce Subject please kindly request you to appointed to me
Posted on 07/12/08 04:43:12

shahid pervez wrote:

I live to pakistan I want to join pakistan army 19 year old I was study 12th standard (wait to result)with commerce subject please kindly request you to appointed to me (join the army)
Posted on 07/14/08 02:13:27

kazeem seun olarewaju wrote:

hello my name is kazeem seun and am a nigerian am 26yrs old i wish to join the us naval or army..........The army i belive is the best thing one could always love to do.
Keep the flag flying and wish to join sooon.
Posted on 07/18/08 17:18:45

David Kocsis wrote:

I am 47 years old is there a chance I can get back in the army or airforce? I served from 79-83
Posted on 07/22/08 09:10:01

rosmery wrote:

iam 33years my dreams by in the army iam resident the usa i hope one day have the oportunity enjoy en the militar .on ly need the chance
Posted on 07/29/08 01:36:57

Doug Patterson wrote:

I'm a 50 year old USCG/USCGR veteran with 12 years total service. I left the Reserve in 1993 as a LCDR (
bad move). I only need 8 more years for a reserve retirement from some branch of the service. From what I read here I have a chance to get into one of the DoD services since I will have 20 before I hit age 60. Am I interpreting your comments right? Thank you.
Posted on 08/02/08 12:54:35

Michael turner wrote:

hello my name is Michael Turner and im an american citezan living in the united kingdom i want to join the United states marine corps and im wondering if i can be recruited from the UK and taken over to america for the training? any help on this matter would be much apreciated thankyou all for your time ,
Michael turner
Posted on 08/03/08 13:37:07

ken j wrote:

I am 46 years old is their any way for me to enlist in the army
Posted on 08/04/08 19:11:53

lawal wrote:

hello
Posted on 08/05/08 11:46:17

Tabitha Glover wrote:

I am a 38 year old female. I have always wanted to join the army but I have never been the athlete type. And I have been wondering how can I get ready for basic training
Posted on 08/06/08 02:07:05

Harold Smith wrote:

I've been hearing that the military is thinking of changing the age limit to 45 years of age for the National Guard. I just missed the 42 limit by a few weeks. I would like to join. I requested information from the guard and recieved a letter that stated I could not join at this time due to my age. Is this an indicator of a new age limit coming?
Posted on 08/09/08 16:42:29

bidemi balogun wrote:

my name is bidemi balogun and ok ..no healt problemwrote:
I am a 22year old male. I have always wanted to join the army but I have never been the athlete type. And I have been wondering how so i 'would be greatful if i could be one of my nations pride..for real..God bless nigeria..GOD bless nigerian army force
Posted on 08/12/08 07:58:35

Gary Mosley wrote:

My name is Gary and I'm prior service Navy and got out to complete my degree because while on active duty you can really only take 1-2 classes at a time and alot of people never finish their degrees. I want to know the max age the US Army will accept a person for a commission as an officer. I'm 37 and think its funny how they'll advertise "enlisting" people up to 42 but nothing is mentioned about "commissioning" age limits.
Posted on 08/30/08 18:56:52

edward boateng wrote:

hello my name is edward boateng ,it has always been in my dream to jion the us army n its now that i wish u can help me to jion.i am 22 years of age.thank
Posted on 09/08/08 11:52:20

Ibhafidon Dickson wrote:

I will like to be recruited into the Nigerian army,please send me a form for registration and more information thanks.
+2348025765706
Regards
Ibhafidon dickson
Posted on 09/12/08 11:19:58

Craig Rosson wrote:

I am prior service Marine Corps. Subtracting my years of service from my age qualifies me as Army eligable. Got any suggestions?
Posted on 09/12/08 20:38:26

LAWRENCE wrote:

I AM AN INDIAN CITIZEN HOW CAN I JOIN IHE US AMRY
Posted on 09/15/08 03:55:11

LAWRENCE wrote:

how can get addmission in the indian military academy in the year 2009.please inform
Posted on 09/15/08 03:58:15

Saint Oshios wrote:

I have always love the united states army and the united states marines, please how can i join them.
Posted on 09/16/08 21:46:12

welshy wrote:

I went awol years ago! threatened to comit suicide to get out!
Can I rejoin?
and would I need to resit the 8 week fitness test
Posted on 09/17/08 14:28:48

E. EMMANUEL wrote:

I WANT TO JOIN BUT IAM 40 YRS OLD MARRIED TO AN AMERICAN , IS IT POSSIBLE?
Posted on 09/18/08 12:58:48

JEFF wrote:

M Y DATE OF BIRTH IS 11/29/63 BUT IN GOOD SHIPE AM I TO OLD TO JOIN??
Posted on 09/19/08 09:09:31

ben wrote:

there shouldn,t be any age limit because ones ability should be the criteria.Some people in there 60 still can be good minitmen
Posted on 09/20/08 04:13:37

Dale wrote:

I Think its great that they raised the age limit. I just turn 42 and would love to join the army but i am married with a 13 and 17 yr old with lots of bills and feel that if i leave , i would be leaving not just my family but also leaving my wife holding the bag of all our finances. staying in shape no prob! ANY ADVICE ANY ONE?
Posted on 10/12/08 23:54:18

DOME5150 wrote:

whats up with the question, how do you spell_____, mean? if it has to be answerd high light it yellow also! and everyone will be human.....lol
Posted on 10/13/08 00:02:54

G. W. Bush wrote:

I'm may be 62 years old.. but I'm loosing my job on Jan. 20th. So sign me up.. he he he...
Posted on 11/07/08 22:29:44

Robert wrote:

Are there plans to raise the legal age limit to join the U.S. Army again? I hope so. People are living healthier,longer lives.
Posted on 11/09/08 04:05:01

Robert wrote:

If possible, please provide the answer on this board as I am temporarily unable to access my email
Posted on 11/09/08 04:06:43

JEREMIAH S. SPILLMAN wrote:

I JUST THINK THAT THE ARMYS THE BEST PLACE FOR ME.
Posted on 12/27/08 13:19:47

Dominic Boadi-Dwamena wrote:

I am 14 years old in Ghana and in J.H.S. 3 at St.Peter's in Eastern region/Kwahu/Nkwatia and I like to be a military man. I have a brother who also want to be a military man and I am in the same class with him and in the same school. WE both know that the army is the best place for us. Please we need consultants in the military and if possible his or her number. PLEASE call us on 0245159523 OR 0243485759
Posted on 12/30/08 11:58:07

Jose Delgado wrote:

im 16 and i would k=like to be a military polece.
Posted on 05/21/09 11:29:52

JimBob wrote:

In the days of spell check...hmmm?
Need I say more?
Posted on 05/24/09 14:06:49

Alen wrote:

Hi,

i am an croatian citizen whos living in germany. is it possible to join the us army?
Posted on 08/14/09 17:19:40

Jim wrote:

I am a doctor that sees new recruits, especially the older folks that the Army is now allowing to come in.
Bottom line: Unless you are a semiprofessional athlete - running 3,4,5 miles EVERYday, doing triathlons every weekend, hiking 10-12 miles with a pack on your back every weekend, etc... Support your nation in another way.
The Army will break you and you will drag the Army down. I can't tell you how many old folks get hurt and can't continue.
Posted on 08/16/09 10:58:17

Robert wrote:

Any chance the age limit will go up to 46 or 47?
Posted on 10/10/09 01:40:34

Ronald smith wrote:

I had prior service of four years could I enlist back in the army. I run all the time and work out. I can keep up with 20 year old's they took me one time way not now. I just turn 50
Posted on 12/08/09 17:57:40

Bob wrote:

I am interest in serving my country now more than ever. I told my father that I would not join while he was around because he wanted me to not follow in his footsteps. He is gone now and I am mostly interested in Special Forces. I am 33 but am an Ironman triathlete and SWAT team member with several years tactical experience. Can I join SF past age 30?
Posted on 12/10/09 22:33:31

Natasha wrote:

I am a 15 year old girl and will be moving to Germany and i would like to know what age i will have to stop going to school any help here ?
Posted on 12/11/09 03:42:34

Trent wrote:

A 32 year old who made poor/bad decisions as a youngster wants to turn their life around. Is that person elegible to join the army?
Posted on 12/13/09 18:15:17

Troy wrote:

i'm 41 and would like to join the army ... my past is littered w/misdemeanors and a felony conviction for manufacturing meth for personal use. That was ten years ago and have had no more misdemeanors or felonies since. Any advice you could give in my attempt at recruitment would be greatly appreciated. thankyou in advance, Troy
P.S. i do have an AA degree in college
Posted on 01/12/10 11:11:12

Troy wrote:

my email is jusagunabe@sbcglobal.net
Posted on 01/12/10 11:12:58

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