View Full Version : Questions re: Joining and requirements
Easy to see by my title bar that I am a Canadian. I have 9 years as an Army reservist(4 as a Medic, 5 as an Artilleryman), with 1 tour in Afghanistan(might have one to the Congo later this year, we'll see how the paperwork goes).
1)How do you join if you are a non-US citizen?
2) I would like to fly Blackhawks/Chinooks (Dosen't everyone?) I have High School here in Ontario, Grade 12. What are the requirements to be a pilot?
I believe you need to be an officer (Warrant) to fly, although regular commissioned officers also fly occasionally. However, flying a Blackhawk may well mean flying where a security clearance is required. If so, you have to take a loyalty oath (of citizenship) I believe.
But I ain't no pilot nor a recruiter.
I'm not sure if you can go warrant without citizenship but you can enlist which can streamline the citizenship process if you are wanting to go that route.
talk to a recruiter!
regarding being a pilot. yeah, no citizenship or college degree, you'll have to go the warrant route (not sure if you can be a warrant w/ no citizenship though). requirements are based on medical screen, asvab and gt scores, flight aptitude and you'll have to get selected by a flight board.
but for the specifics... talk to a recruiter!
also there is a thread on this army forum about high school to flight school... read through that.
I am a Warrant and a Blackhawk pilot and you have to be a U.S. citizen, and be able to get a security clearance to become a Warrant. Like some one stated about you can still enlist in the military just not as an Officer and this will help you to stream line the process to become a U.S. citizen if that is the route you want to go.
Thanks for the info, guys. I emailed a recruiter thru the Army website and got the same response.
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