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Thread: US Army Non-Citizen Enlistment Term Question

  1. #1
    To those who are already in active duty,

    My question is;

    Is there a limitation on your enlistment term because you are not US citizens?

    I know that you can't sign up for more than 4 years in the Air Force but how about the Army? The job field I want to go requires me to sign up for 6 yrs. Is it doable?

    Thanks...

  2. #2
    To those who are already in active duty,

    My question is;

    Is there a limitation on your enlistment term because you are not US citizens?

    I know that you can't sign up for more than 4 years in the Air Force but how about the Army? The job field I want to go requires me to sign up for 6 yrs. Is it doable?

    Thanks...
    SEMPER VIPER / Army Strong!

  3. #3
    Guest
    it depends how far you have to promote in 6 yrs., for certain grades in certain branches you must be a citizen. Good luck

  4. #4
    Thanks, it looks like a non-citizen should obtain US citizensip during 8 years of military service otherwise they can not reenlist...
    SEMPER VIPER / Army Strong!

  5. #5
    Guest
    THERE NOT HERE TO HELP THIS COUNTRY JUST TAKE WHAT OTHERS DIE FOR.THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO GET CITIZENSHIP BUT WE HAVE 11 MILLION IN COUNTRY, 30,000 WHAT A PISS POOR NUMBER HUH???

    Bush speeds citizenship for military
    From Kelly Wallace
    CNN Washington Bureau

    WASHINGTON (CNN) --President Bush issued an executive order Wednesday, speeding up citizenship proceedings for non-citizens who have been serving in the U.S. military since the September 11 terror attacks.

    "It is a reward for their service at a time of war," a senior administration official told CNN.

    Such an executive order has not been made since the Persian Gulf War.

    Under current immigration law, non-citizens must serve in the U.S. military for three years before they are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. However, during times of war, a president can issue an executive order, allowing non-citizens on active duty to become eligible for citizenship before completing the three-year service, senior administration officials said.

    About 30,000 non-citizens have been serving in the military since September 11, and roughly 15,000 of them have been serving for less than three years, a senior administration official said.

    The White House highlighted three people who would be eligible for the expedited citizenship: Army Specialist Michelle Pedro, a Guayanan immigrant based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Marine Cpl. Miranda Enriquez, a Mexican immigrant at Camp Pendelton, California; and Lalengbor Okpa of Nigeria, a Navy Aviation Storekeeper 3rd Class on the USS John F. Kennedy.

    In his executive order, Bush called for "expedited naturalization for aliens and non-citizen nationals serving in an active-duty status ... during the period of the war against terrorists of global reach."

    The president said that war with a "hostile force" began on September 11, 2001, the date of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

    The executive order remains in effect until the president terminates it.

    Bush is expected to highlight the executive order on the Fourth of July during a visit to Ripley, West Virginia, where he will also salute America's veterans.

    Previous executive orders, issued during the Persian Gulf War, the Vietnam War and other wars, allowed some 100,000 non-citizens to become eligible sooner for U.S. citizenship, a senior administration official said.








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  6. #6
    Yea yea TROLL! Whatever! You keep trolling...
    SEMPER VIPER / Army Strong!

  7. #7
    Guest
    "not here to think": ignorance is drolling out of your ears:
    only permanent resident aliens can join the armed forces, undocumented, visa-overstayers or students and guest workers can't (they must register for selective services, but they can't actively go and join). Another problem is that there is a law that unlawfully present people can't own or posses weapons, but any armed forces member must have them (or at least access) . It's a conflict of interrest!

  8. #8
    Guest
    To be in army, you have to be a PR, after 3 years of service you can get citizenship. You have to be in certain grade to be reenlisted in the army ie. E4 grade.

  9. #9
    justme, check out the message "the troll" posted. You don't have to serve 3 years during the period of EO, you can get it after boot camp.
    SEMPER VIPER / Army Strong!

  10. #10
    Guest
    Dear Bushmaster, I don't know but as per my understanding, it doesn't apply for everyone serve in armed forces. Likely they are choosen from many as below: So...likely like 5% of them or more...but not all. I believe the ppl who were selected has been selected and evaluated for their service. Thats what I think.
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    The White House highlighted three people who would be eligible for the expedited citizenship: Army Specialist Michelle Pedro, a Guayanan immigrant based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Marine Cpl. Miranda Enriquez, a Mexican immigrant at Camp Pendelton, California; and Lalengbor Okpa of Nigeria, a Navy Aviation Storekeeper 3rd Class on the USS John F. Kennedy.

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