Army Jobs for Non-U.S. Citizens

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You CAN join the United States military as a non-citizen, however, you will have to be a Green Card/visa holder and legally living in the United States or its territories. 

Current Army regulations prohibit granting a Security Clearance, to non-U.S. citizens. Additionally, some Army jobs may only be performed by U.S. citizens, regardless of Security Clearance requirements. There are many jobs in the military that require a security clearance, such as Special Operations, Armor, Air Defense Artillery, Military Police, Intelligence, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist as well as the Officer Corps.  These are the types of jobs that require Secret to Top Secret Security Clearances that only citizens may hold.

However, if a legal non-citizen joins the military and naturalizes to become a citizen of the United States, he/she will be able to obtain any job in the military that they qualify for and be granted security clearances if required. Below are Army jobs that can be performed by Non-U.S. Citizens:

  • 00B - Diver
  • 02 - Band Member
  • 02S - Special Band Member
  • 11B - Infantryman
  • 11C - Indirect Fire Infantryman
  • 11H - Heavy Anti-Armor Weapons Infantryman
  • 11M - Fighting Vehicle Infantryman
  • 12B - Combat Engineer
  • 12C - Bridge Crewmember
  • 13B - Cannon Crewmember
  • 19D - Cavalry Scout
  • 19E - M48 - M60 Armor Crewman
  • 19K - MI Armor Crewman
  • 25M - Multimedia Illustrator
  • 25R - Visual Information Equipment Operator
  • 25V - Combat Documentation/Production Specialist
  • 35H - Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist
  • 35L - Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer
  • 35Q - Avionic Flight Systems Repairer
  • 42E - Optical Laboratory Specialist
  • 43M - Fabric Repair Specialist
  • 44B - Metal Worker
  • 44E - Machinist
  • 45B - SmaII Arms/Artillery Repairer
  • 45D - Self-propelled Field Artillery Turret Mechanic
  • 45E - MI ABRAMS Tank Turret Mechanic
  • 45N - M6OAIIA3 Tank Turret Mechanic
  • 45T - Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Turret Mechanic
  • 46Q - Journalist
  • 46R - Broadcast Journalist
  • 51B - Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
  • 51K - Plumber
  • 51M - Firefighter
  • 51R - lnterior Electrician
  • 51T - Technical Engineering Specialist
  • 52C - Utilities Equipment Repairer
  • 52D - Power-Generation Equipment Repairer
  • 52F - Turbine
  • 52G - Transmission and Distribution Specialist
  • 54B - Chemical Operations Specialist
  • 57E - Laundry and shower Specialist
  • 62B - Construction Equipment Repairer
  • 62E - Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
  • 62F - Crane Operator
  • 62G - Quarrying Specialist
  • 62H - Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator
  • 62J - General Construction Equipment Operator
  • 63B - Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
  • 63D - Self-propelled Field Artillery System Mechanic
  • 63E - MI ABRAMS Tank System Mechanic
  • 63G - Fuel and Electrical Systems Repairer
  • 63H - Track Vehicle Repairer
  • 63J - Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer
  • 63N - M6OAIIA3 Tank System Mechanic
  • 63S - Heavy-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
  • 63T - Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Mechanic
  • 63W - Wheel Vehicle Repairer
  • 63Y - Track Vehicle Mechanic
  • 67G - Utility Airplane Repairer
  • 67N - UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
  • 67R - AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
  • 67S - OH-58D Helicopter Repairer
  • 67T - UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
  • 67U - CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
  • 67V - Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
  • 67Y - AH-1 Attack Helicopter Repairer
  • 68B - Aircraft Powerplant Repairer
  • 68D - Aircraft Powertrain Repairer
  • 68F - Aircraft Electrician
  • 68G - Aircraft Structural Repairer
  • 68H - Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer
  • 68J - Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer
  • 68X - AH-64 Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer
  • 71D - Legal Specialist
  • 71G - Patient Administration Specialist
  • 71L - Administrative Specialist
  • 71M - Chaplain Assistant
  • 73C - Finance Specialist
  • 73D - Accounting Specialist
  • 75B - Personnel Administration Specialist
  • 75H - Personnel Services Specialist
  • 76J - Medical Supply Specialist
  • 77F - Petroleum Supply Specialist
  • 77L - Petroleum Laboratory Specialist
  • 77W - Water Treatment Specialist
  • 88H - Cargo Specialist
  • 88K - Watercraft Operator
  • 88L - Watercraft Engineer
  • 88M - Motor Transport Operator
  • 88N - Transportation Management Coordinator
  • 88P - Railway Equipment Repairer
  • 88T - Railway SectionRepairer
  • 88U - Railway Operations Crewmember
  • 91A - Medical Equipment Repairer
  • 91B - Medical Specialist
  • 91C - Practical Nurse
  • 91D - Operating Room Specialist
  • 91E - Dental Specialist
  • 91K - Medical Laboratory Specialist
  • 91M - Hospital Food Service Specialist
  • 91P - Radiology Specialist
  • 91Q - Pharmacy Specialist
  • 91R - Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
  • 91S - Preventive Medicine Specialist
  • 91T - Animal Care Specialist
  • 91V - Respiratory Specialist
  • 91X - Mental Health Specialist
  • 92A - Automated Logistical Specialist
  • 92G - Food Service Operations
  • 92M - Mortuary Affairs Specialist
  • 92R - Parachute Rigger
  • 92Y - Unit Supply Specialist
  • 93C - Air Traffic Control (ATC) Operator
  • 93F - Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember
  • 95C - CorrecCorrectionsalist