Can Foreigner Join Us Army- Answer is yes. What if you do not hold green card? Still you can join US Army. Under MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to National Interest) category foreigner can join and Serve country. Currently this program is closed however it was closed and restarted in the past, so keep eye on it and have a faith. In this post you get to know, steps to join US Army, Rules, Career, and difference.
What is MAVNI Program?
(MAVNI) is a recruitment program by the United States Department of Defense, through which legal non-immigrants (not citizens or legal permanent residents of USA) with certain critical skills are recruited into the military services of US . This program was started in 2008.
What are Rules for Foreigner to join US Army?
1.Individual should be living legally in US for last 2 years (with Valid visa like F1, H1 etc.)
2.Individual should have knowledge about additional language (MAVNI Eligible Languages) and able pass language Test
Above are additional rules plus they have to follow recruiting procedure. Talk to recruiter about MAVNI program for more and accurate info.
After successful completion of Basic Combat Training or Advance Individual Training, personal may become US Citizen.
Also, all benefit just like other soldier.
Difference between local and foreigner recruiting process
1. There is additional step for foreign personnel during process, they have to pass language test (MAVNI Eligible Languages)
2. For local ,31 ASVAB score is minimum required however for MAVNI candidate has to score minimum 50 in ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) .
Here are links for sample ASVAB practice test.
3. MAVNI candidate has limited choice to select career even they score hire In ASVAB they cannot join Military police or IT jobs because of Clearance issue. (they can join as Chemical, Medic, Supply, Motor Transport Operator, Mechanic, Cook etc.)
Steps to join US Army
Step 1 Talk with local Recruiter discuss what MOS (career/field)
Step 2 Prepare for ASVAB Test, need to score more than 50(more you score, you have good options choose), Also clear in Language test.
Step 3 Drug Test, medical / PT Test from local recruiting station(recruiter),
Step 4 Background check and other formality, sign contract
Step 5 Take an oath
Step 6 Fly to Basic Training
If you are veteran or transitioning military member, and not sure about your career, this article might help you to right direction. Here are some programs which listed below
Airstreams assist U.S. Military Veterans. They offer a quality, cost-effective solution to assist Veterans and active-duty Service Members in their transition into civilian jobs. Airstreams programs are specifically designed to focus on skills necessary to complement the MOS of our military students. Please click below link to know about more information Airstreams
Veteran Job Training & Placement Program
This program not only help veteran to provide training but also provide placement program.
Mission of this program is to help veterans start new careers in the exciting and evolving energy sector. The men and women who monitor and control the North American electric power grid are a highly specialized and highly trained group of operators who shoulder a huge responsibility. The quality of their decisions affects (1) the reliable delivery of electricity to millions of customers (2) the safety and lives of field crews and (3) the protection of multi-million dollar equipment. For information click on below link Power4Vets Veteran Job Training & Placement Program
3. Operation Warfighter
Operation Warfighter (OWF) is a Department of Defense internship program that matches qualified wounded, ill and injured Service members with non-funded federal internships in order for them to gain valuable work experience during their recovery and rehabilitation. Operation Warfighter
This programs provides training to transition service members and veterans. Also after successful completion of this course lead you to Interview with Microsoft and it's partner company. Microsoft Software & Systems Academy
This program is in high demand. After selection , individual will get training and placement through this organization. Due to high demand, you have to pass in placement test. This program operates in Oregon, California, Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan,Washington, Tennessee, Utah. Apprentie includes career program like Network Security Administrator, Web Developer,Software Developer, IT Business Analyst,Windows Systems Administrator,Linux Systems Administrator, Cloud Support Specialist 1, Cloud Support Specialist 2, Data Center Technician. Apprentie
Truck Driver Training for Military Veterans can use post 9/11 Roadmaster
Mission of this organization is s to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Veterans Welding Training Program
NS2 Serves is an independent, nonprofit organization established by SAP NS2 to give back to the community it serves by training and employing veterans in high-tech careers. The course is open to post-9/11 U.S. military service veterans and reservists (including disabled veterans), service members with orders to leave active duty, and Gold Star spouses who meet eligibility requirements.
The full-time course provides training in world-class software solutions that support U.S. national security needs and commercial enterprises. Participants receive certifications that are valuable in careers worldwide NS2 Serves
10. Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program
Accenture is partnering with Udacity, an online university focused on bridging the gap between real-world skills, relevant education, and employment. Participants selected for the Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program will enroll, free of charge, in Udacity's Intro to Java Programming online program. Accenture is offering the premium version of the course, where coaches actively support students and students earn a Verified Certificate. Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program
11. Cisco Veterans Program
Cisco Veterans Program partners to scale positive, inclusive social and economic impact for U.S. veterans. These initiatives are focused on raising the awareness of the value of hiring a veteran and creating IT training and employment programs that leverage scalable training and technology aligned to their needs. Cisco Veterans Program
12. Federal Aviation
committed to welcoming veterans into the civilian workforce and helping them transition into new career opportunities. We offer training and development programs dedicated to help our nation's veterans enjoy new careers with FAA. There are a variety of jobs available at FAA for veterans looking to continue to serve their nation. Federal Aviation Program
14. Experis Veteran's Training & Job Placement Program
Rockwell Automation will leverage their proven engineer-in-training (EIT) program and ManpowerGroup will leverage their workforce solutions expertise to map the skill requirements for the in-demand jobs and source the talent to train. The goal is to upskill 1000 veterans annually, while providing the training and most of the living expenses at no charge to eligible trainees. After an intensive hands-on 12 week training program, successful trainees will be placed with an industry leading manufacturing employer. Experis Veteran's Training & Job Placement Program
15. 3D Veteran Program
Developed a free state-of-the-art 3D Printing training program that will position you in a growing and exciting career field. 3D Veteran Program
Open only to military veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves, the Q Analysts Vets for Test program trains develops and deploys teams to test cutting-edge technologies such as:
AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) products and apps.
Mobile and consumer devices and systems.
Ground truth data collection for AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning systems, and more! Q Analyst
Revature offer veterans an opportunity to acquire the skills needed to fast track their technology careers. We'll teach you what you need to know to be a successful software engineer. Learn the latest enterprise-level, next-gen and niche technologies then work on innovative, challenging, and rewarding software development projects for leading Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and top systems integrators. Revature Veteran Program
19. Vet in Tech Program
VetsinTech supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment. Vet in Tech Program
US Military Transition Service
Are you Veteran, transitioning or thinking about transitioning Military and looking for job assistance? This article for you.
Transitioning form Military to Civilian sector is never easy, But fortunately you have many Transition assistance.
USO -Pathfinder not only provide help to Transitioning Member but also, help military spouse. USO- Pathfinder helps individuals to finding a civilian job that suits their skills and interest, securing financial stability, researching education options, taking advantage of their GI Bill, utilizing their VA Home Loan or any other veteran programs, maintaining family strength and personal wellness through the process, or more - participants will get a personalized Action Plan and one-on-one support from a USO Pathfinder Scout. For more Information please click below link. USO-Pathfinder 2. Goodwill Military & Veteran Services
Not a lot of Transition individual aware about Goodwill Military & Veteran Services. Goodwill Military & Veteran Services helps assists Military and Veteran families with job training and placement services by providing individualized, holistic plans to help each participant succeed. The plan serves the needs of the whole family with the goal of achieving job placement. For more information click below link. Goodwill Military & Veteran Services 3. Hire Heroes
Hire Heroes USA provides free job search assistance to U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses, and we help companies connect with opportunities to hire them. Please click below link for more information. Hire Heroes 4. Work of Honor
Work of Honor assists veterans and business professionals committed to combining best in class business and military operational strategies to create a strong economic community.Also they organize lots of job event. Work of Honor 5. Camo to Commerce
If you are looking for training in Entrepreneurship, Apprenticeship/Trades/Construction, Information Technology, Aerospace/Manufacturing, Administration/Customer Service, Government/Public Safety, or Transportation/Logistics/Maritime? This is for you. Camo To commerce 6. DOD SkillBridge
DOD SkillBridge connect transitioning Service members to career job training opportunities. DOD Skill Bridge.
There are many program like these. If I missed and you are aware of it, Please write in comment and help fellow Transitioning members and Veterans.
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