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U.S Army Recruitment For Africans 2023/2024

Hello world! Welcome to today’s episode of naijaschoolzblog. Today, we are going to discuss with you U.S Army Recruitment For Africans 2023/2024.

Over the years, foreigners (Africans precisely) have been asking if they can join the U.S Army, how do they join the U.S Army since they are non citizens of U.S?

If you are among those asking these, then I can assure you that naijaschoolz.com is here today with your answers. Continue reading to learn more.

Fortunately, I am glad to inform that you can now enlist for U.S Army even if you are a foreigner in U.S.

Foreigners can now enlist in the U.S Army 2023/2024. However, the enlisted candidates cannot become Warrant Officers or commission.

This is because the U.S federal law prohibits foreigners from doing so.

U.S Army Recruitment For Africans 2023/2024 Guidelines 

Over the years, The U.S Army welcome is one of the powerful military services in the world and has welcomed soldiers from different parts of the world and Africans will not be an exception.

The U.S government introduced a set of rules that opened a number of specialist roles in the United States of America Army.

It was discovered that over 8, 000 holders of green card who are not citizens of U.S join the U.S Army annually.

Check: Is Nigerian Army 2023/2024 Training Date Out?

Branches of the U.S Military 2023 

Before we proceed, let us take a quick glance at the overview of the branches of U.S Army, so you can the one that best suits you and apply. The U.S Military comprises of five branches, they include:

The Navy

The U.S navy is one the branches of the U.S Army, also part of the department of Defence.

They provide protection for U.S and fight invaders through the water bodies outside the coast guards jurisdiction.

They also provide runways for U.S war aircraft to take off when at seas or oceans on their warships.

All service members are known as sailors. The reserve component is Navy Reserve. The special operation force for this branch is the NAVY SEALs.

The U.S Army(USA) 

The army also part of the Department of Defence and also the largest of the five military branches.

This branch handles most ground combat missions, especially in ongoing operations. The reserve components are the Army reserve and National Guard.

The army special force unit is also known as the Green Berets because of its cap. Service members are called soldiers.

The U.S Marine Corps(USMC) 

This branch is also a part of department of Defence(DOD). They provide support on land combats, air-ground, sea based operations to other branches during a mission.

This branch also protects the U.S embassies located throughout the world and the classified documents stored in the buildings.

Just like other branches of the military, we call the Marine Corps Special Operation Command (MARSOC) members the Raiders.

All service members are referred to as Marines. The reserve component is Marine Corps Reserve.

The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) 

The coast guard is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They enforce maritime laws, and are also  responsible for enforcing maritime laws on drug smuggling.

They manages maritime research, rescue and manage the marine environmental protection.

Furthermore, they secures ports, waterways, and the coasts. Service members are known as Coast Guardsmen, nicknamed Coasties. The reserve component is Coast Guard Reserve.

The U.S Air Force(USAF) 

The USAF is part of the department of Defence. They are responsible for aerial military operations, defending U.S airspace and airbases. They also build strips for landing.

The USAF fights invaders through airspace with aircrafts. The Air Force Space Command is under this branch.

We call USAF Service members the airmen. The reserve components are Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.

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Different Kinds of Enlistment 

There are different kinds one can enlist through to join the U.S Army. They include:

Enlisting Through DACA Program 

This is when one enlist through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) program.

An enlisted member enters the Army as a Private. After completing basic training, the enlisted recruits advances to Private First Class. The next office advancement is to a Noncommissioned Officer.

DACA may face a new reality in the current administration and could be subject to deportation versus having the ability to work or attend advanced educational opportunities.

However, Congress could change direction and allow DACA groups the opportunity to serve in the military.

The highest rank attainable in the Army is the five-star General of the Army. Often called a five-star general.

The rank of General of the Army has been reserved for wartime use and currently it is not active in the U.S. Army.

Enlisting Through MAVNI Program 

One can also enlist through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program.

This program enables foreigners who are legally to join the military with such skills as interpreters, certain cultural knowledge, and even medical professionals.

However, the 2014 administration suspended this program but the current administration is looking to cancel the program totally.

How To Apply For U.S Army Recruitment For Africans 2023/2024


U.S Army Recruitment For Africans 2023/2024

Eligibility Criteria for U.S Army Recruitment 

Candidates who wish to enlist into the U.S Army must:

  • Be legally present in the United States.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old to join the US Army as a soldier.
  • You can start your application when you’re 17 years and 7 months.
  • Be in Phase 1 training before their 35th birthday.

Candidates who are under 18years of age can also join but with parental consent.

The key to your career path is your ASVAB(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test) score. Taking the test is one of the first steps before you enlist.

The ASVAB is a standardized test that reveals areas of strength and ability in science, math, and language.

A good ASVAB Score is when a candidate score between 30 and 70 on the test. Candidates should take note.

At What Age can One Join the U.S ARMY? 

The basic entry age requirements depends on whether or not you are entering the regular army, or Territorial Army, as an officer or soldier.

If regular army, officers can join at the age of 18 to 26 years and soldiers can join between 16 and 32 years and 11 months.

U.S Army Recruitment For Africans 2023/2024

 How Much is U.S Army Salary? 

The U.S Army salary depends on the rank of the soldier. Most of these soldiers salary we outlined below are annual earnings while some are monthly earnings.

Below are Military Ranks & Average Salary

  • E-1 No Insignia Private PVT Enlisted Soldier $1,600 per month
  • E-2 Private Second Class PV2 Enlisted Soldier $1,793 per month
  • E-3 Private First Class PFC Enlisted Soldier $22,630 – $25,510 per year
  • E-4 Specialist SPC Enlisted Soldier $25,067 – $30,427 per year
  • E-4 Corporal CPL Noncommissioned Officer $25,067 – $30,427 per year
  • E-5 Sergeant SGT Noncommissioned Officer $27,338 – $38,794 per year
  • E-6 Staff Sergeant SSG Noncommissioned Officer $29,840 – $46,220 per year
  • E-7 Sergeant First Class SFC Noncommissioned Officer $34,502 – $62,010 per year
  • E-8 Master Sergeant MSG Noncommissioned Officer $49,633 – $70,787 per year
  • E-8 First Sergeant 1SG Noncommissioned Officer $49,633 – $70,787 per year
  • E-9 Sergeant Major SGM Noncommissioned Officer $60,631 – $94,136 per year
  • E-9 Command Sergeant Major CSM Noncommissioned Officer $60,631 – $94,136 per year

More On U.S Army Salaries

  • E-9 Sergeant Major of the Army SMA Noncommissioned Officer (Special) $60,631 – $94,136 per year
  • W-1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1 Warrant Officer $35,597 – $61,510 per year
  • W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 Warrant Officer $40,554 – $67,687 per year
  • W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 Warrant Officer $45,828 – $80,392 per year
  • W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 Warrant Officer $50,184 – $93,478 per year
  • W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 Warrant Officer $89,233 – $116,770 per year
  • O-1 Second Lieutenant 2LT Commissioned Officer $36,418 – $45,824 per year
  • O-2 First Lieutenant 1LT Commissioned Officer $41,958 – $58,068 per year
  • O-3 Captain CPT Commissioned Officer $48,560 – $79,002 per year
  • O-4 Major MAJ Field Officer $55,231 – $92,218 per year
  • O-5 Lieutenant Colonel LTC Field Officer $64,012 – $108,752 per year
  • O-6 Colonel COL Field Officer $76,784 – $135,936 per year
  • O-7 Brigadier General BG General Officer $101,257 – $151,283 per year
  • O-8 Major General MG General Officer $121,860 – $175,676 per year
  • O-9 Lieutenant General LTG General Officer $172,224 – $186,998 per year
  • O-10 General GEN General Officer $15,583 per month
  • O-10 General of the Army GA General Officer $15,583 per month

Thank you for your time, I really hope this article can help as many students as possible.

I still remain your humble friend uncle Paschal, use the comment section on this post if you have any problems, questions or concerns. I’ll be there to help you in my own little way.


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