Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces For U.S. Citizens

Military recruitment does not fall within the scope of the Defense Attaché Office or the American Embassy. However, for your guidance in this matter, the following information is provided.

Requirements for Enlistment

All applicants for enlistment in the Armed Forces must be either a U.S. citizen, by birth or naturalization, or a non-U.S. citizen that is a Lawful Permanent Resident (informally known as a “Green Card” holder).

In order to gain Lawful Permanent Resident status, a non-U.S. citizen must qualify for an immigrant visa to enter the United States. Please be advised that an immigrant visa will not be issued on the basis of intention to enlist and service recruiters do not have the authority to circumvent federally mandated immigration requirements. The criteria for granting immigrant visas are complex and the Defense Attaché Office cannot provide you information or advice on this subject.

You can find more information about immigration on the following websites: U.S. Embassy London; Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, travel.state.gov  and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, www.uscis.gov

If you do meet the U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident criteria, you can request further information from the following recruiting offices:

U.S. Army

U.S. Army Recruiting
Building 3209, Room 007
Kleber Kaserne
69657 Kaiserslautern
Tel: +49-631-3406-4003

E-mail: 1A8J@usarec.army.mil
Website: www.goarmy.com 
Facebook: U.S. Army Recruiting Europe

U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy Recruiting Europe
Kleber Kaserne
Building 3213 Room 5
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Cell: +49 (0) 162 2729931/9934
Commercial: +49 (0) 611 1435230902
DSN: 314-523-0902
Email: nweg_europerecruiting@navy.mil

Facebook: Navy Recruiting Europe, NRS Germany

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting
Recruiting Station New York
Attn:  Admin
Garden City, NY 11530-4761
Tel:  +1-516-228-3653

Website: www.marines.com
Facebook: U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Europe

U.S. Air Force

Enlisted & Prior Service recruiting inquiries (United Kingdom/Spain only)
TSgt Steven Brooks
RAF Lakenheath, UK
Bldg. 948, Rm. 304
RAF Lakenheath, UK


For generic information on joining the U.S. military you also visit  www.usa.gov/join-military

Beyond the above details, the Defense Attaché Office is unable to assist with information on any other aspects of the recruitment process.