MIL I want to join the US-Army - I'm not a citizen of the US

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  1. Wah

    Wah New Member

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    I want to join the US army and i was wondering if you guys could give me some advice. As you can see I'm Australian and i was wondering how difficult it would be to go to the states and join? From the information i could gather from Google it seems you have to apply for citizenship first, and then speak to a recruiter?

    I'm also a high school drop out and being that does it pretty much exclude me from joining?

    I'm looking at 11b Infantryman.
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You can join without being a citizen. There are a few members of Teh Barracks who have done this.
     
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    So what would be the best way of doing this do you think? Buy a ticket America and go see a recruiter?
     
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    Why not aussie military?
     
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    This is what I was wondering.
     
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    it'll be hard due to being a drop out with a G.E.D. and impossible without a G.E.D. given the economy.
     
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    the job i want is closed off to me because its full. Saying 12 months before i can re-apply with them. I tried when i was 17 aswell (i'm nearly 20 now) and was knocked back for 12 months then aswell because the recruiters felt that i didn't really want to be there (which is rubbish).

    So i've decided to try the US Army.
     
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    good luck with that, huge growth surge in all US military branches bc of the economy
     
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    There might be a recruiter in Australia. Hold on...let me check.
     
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    i joined the navy when i was only a resident of US. A person without a highschool degree? that, I do not know.
    oh yeah, my roommate right now joined the navy while he was a foreign student in US and the navy gave him citizenship after he fulfilled his duty.
     
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    If this falls through, you can join the British Army quite easily as a commonwealth citizen.
     
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    bloody brits
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    What job do you want?
     
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    The army can help you acquire a GED. And no, you do not have to be a citizen to join.
     
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    what job in the Royal Australian Army, did you say was full?
     
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    he is an AD recruiter that stops by this board and can answer pretty much any army recruitment question.
     
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    i believe a green card is required...
     
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    Not 100% sure about this one. Knew a kid in boot who was crossed the border and joined for papers.
     
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    I think this only applies when you are actually illegaly living in the US.
     
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    British Army:

    Be eligible if they are a resident of the United Kingdom or the Irish Republic or are one of the following: A British citizen; a citizen of the British dependent territories; a British overseas citizen; a British subject under the British Nationality Act 1981; a citizen of an independent Commonwealth country; British Protected Person; Citizen of the Irish Republic.

    US Army:

    Enlistment into any branch of the US Military, by citizens of countries other than the United States is limited to those foreign nationals who are legally residing in the United States and possess an Immigration and Naturalization Service Alien Registration Card (INS Form I-151/551 - commonly known as a "Green Card"). Applicants must be between 17 and 35; meet the mental, moral, and physical standards for enlistment; and must speak, read and write English fluently.

    The US Military branches cannot assist foreign nationals in obtaining admittance into the United States. Questions concerning immigration to the United States should be asked of the US Embassy. Only after immigration procedures are completed and an applicant is legally residing in the United States may an application for enlistment be accepted.
    The US Government agency which is responsible for immigration and naturalization is the US Immigration and Naturalization Service on:
    http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/
     
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    I asked the Bde Retention NCO this yesterday and apparently this is true. Get green card, get to the US then you may enlist.
     

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