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Military Services:  Army
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Today's "Expeditionary Army" is a modern and powerful military force redesigning to a goal of 68,500 officers, 12,000 warrant officers, and over 400,000 enlisted soldiers. Army men and women work in many types of jobs, ranging from general administration to the operation and maintenance of the Army's many thousands of weapons, vehicles, aircraft, and highly technical electronic systems. Soldiers, working as a team, perform the Army's mission of protecting the security of the United States and its vital resources. The Army stands constantly ready to defend American interests and the interests of our allies through land-based operations anywhere in the world.

The Army needs approximately 80,000 to 90,000 new enlistees and 7,000 new officers each year. Those who enlist into the Army will find hundreds of challenging career opportunities that can offer a lifetime of security and excitement to them and their families. The individual soldier, the noncommissioned officer (NCO), and the officer make the Army's sophisticated technology work. They operate tanks, fly helicopters, and launch missiles. They build bridges, calibrate and operate computers, and apply state-of-the-art tools and methods to solve critical problems. Working together, these elements enable the Army to accomplish its mission to deter war and be prepared to fight and win should deterrence fail.


Students who wish to learn more about specific military occupations are encouraged to use this web site to the fullest. In addition, many career information systems found in high schools and libraries have information about Army careers. The most up-to-date information about Army commissioning programs is available from an Army Recruiter. Feel free to contact the one nearest you. For the Army Recruiter nearest you, check the Yellow Pages, visit, or call 1-800-USA-ARMY for details. There is no obligation.

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