Active Duty

Active Duty

The U.S. Army offers more than 150 career opportunities that are designed to help you achieve your goals. No matter which career you choose, you’ll gain the training and skills needed to surpass tomorrow’s challenges. Plus, you can earn money for college. Find the opportunity that’s right for you.

WHAT IS ACTIVE DUTY?

Active duty Soldiers serve in the Army 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of their service commitment. Think of it as working a full-time job. The Army counts on active duty Soldiers for day-to-day operations. Each Soldier has his or her own specialized training and serves a critical function within his or her unit.

WHAT KIND OF JOB WILL I HAVE?

When you make the decision to join the Army, you will take a test called the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Think of it as the Army’s version of the SAT. It’s designed to help the Army understand your skills. Once you complete the test, you’ll be able to choose from a list of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) that match your qualifications. Some of the career fields include:

  • Administrative Support
  • Intelligence
  • Combat Support
  • Media
  • Combat
  • Legal & Law Enforcement
  • Medical & Emergency
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Transportation & Aviation

Learn About The Montgomery GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is open to members of the U.S. Military who began their service after Sept. 10, 2001.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS LIKE?

  • Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you can earn full tuition to the college of your choice for up to 36 months, plus a monthly housing allowance and a books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year.
  • Housing
  • Competitive Pay
  • 30 Days Vacation with Pay

WHERE WILL I LIVE?

Your living situation will be based on a number of factors, including your unit, your Army job (Military Occupational Specialty), and your deployment status. But generally, you will live on a base, either at one of our international locations or within the United States.

Most bases have a fitness center, a community pool, parks, walking and biking trails and camping areas. You could also take part in a wide variety of intramural sports, including football, baseball, soccer and Frisbee golf. Soldiers have access to specialized and discounted shopping at the Post Exchange (PX), and you’ll find all of the brands you would in the civilian world, but at much more affordable prices.

 

AM I ELIGIBLE?

In order to earn the full benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you must have joined the Army after Sept. 10, 2001. Your payout is determined by how long you have served.

Want to know if you qualify?