Non-immigrant visa holders and green card holders will be eligible to obtain US citizenship within six months of enlisting in the military under a plan announced yesterday by the US Army. The program will initially be open to 1000 individuals. Non-immigrants must have been in the US for at least two years to be eligible. The program is an expansion of the announcement I reported a few months back regarding physicians, nurses and linguists. The NY Times reports that if the program is successful, it could expand to as many as 14,000 recruits a year and include the other branches of the military. Currently, 29,000 non-citizens are serving the country in our armed forces.