I was born in Poland in 85. I've been here since 94 and due to a lot of legal drama (mostly due to our lawyer), we just recently got our Green Card in early 07. I was all gung-ho about enlisting since my sophomore year in high school. I got my green card and started visiting with an Air Force recruiter about what's needed of me, and realized I needed to lose weight (I was @ 6ft and 230). I lost the weight, but in the mean time I started dating my high school crush. Feeling she was the one, I decided not to enlist and continue with my criminal justice degree. Less than a year later, she cheated on me with a close friend, but now that I'm much deeper into my degree, I wanted to join the Air National Guard since they have a base only 2.5 hours from here. This monday, I go there to enlist, only to find out that I need to be a citizen for security clearance. I can still go Air Force reserves, but I won't get any decent jobs due to my status. Now I'm meeting with a Coast Guard recruiter since they offer "better" jobs, at least positions that I'll enjoy doing. I'll be active in the CG and be a boatman's mate or marine mechanic. Only physical problems I have are that I'm not that fit and I have flat feet. I'm at 180lbs right now since I've been bicycling a lot, but I hear that CG basic is tough (right up there with Marines) Now... I have to wait 3 more years to apply for citizenship OR I can apply immediately once I'm enlisted. My ultimate goal is Security Forces. You guys have any suggestions for me? I'd really like a military background to put on my resume if I decide not to stay in the military. cliffs: I got denied AFguard cause I'm not a citizen. Coast Guard has better jobs for non-citizens, even though I can't be security forces which is what I want. I have to wait 3 years to apply for my citizenship, or apply immediately once I'm enlisted. Any suggestions?