Army Enlisted Job Descriptions And Qualification Factors

Army Jobs for Non-U.S. Citizens

Army Divers work to repair a portion of the main port in Haiti.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Public Domain

You CAN join the United States military as a non-citizen, however, you will have to be a Green Card / visa holder and legally living inside the United States or its territories. 

Current Army regulations prohibit granting a Security Clearance, to non-U.S. citizens. Additionally, some Army jobs may only be performed by U.S. citizens, regardless of Security Clearance requirements. There are many jobs in the military that require a security clearance, such as Special Operations, Armor, Air Defense Artillery, Military Police, Intelligence, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist as well as the Officer Corps.

 These are the types of jobs that require Secret to Top Secret Security Clearances that only citizens may hold.

However, if a legal non-citizen joins the military and naturalizes to become a citizen of the United States, he/she will be able to obtain any job in the military that they qualify for and be granted security clearances if required. 

Below are Army jobs that can be performed by Non-U.S. Citizens:

00B - Diver

02 - Band Member

02S - Special Band Member

11B - Infantryman

11C - Indirect Fire Infantryman

11H - Heavy Anti-Armor Weapons Infantryman

11M - Fighting Vehicle Infantryman

12B - Combat Engineer

12C - Bridge Crewmember

13B - Cannon Crewmember

19D - Cavalry Scout

19E - M48 - M60 Armor Crewman

19K - MI Armor Crewman

25M - Multimedia Illustrator

25R - Visual Information Equipment Operator

25V - Combat Documentation/Production Specialist

35H - Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist

35L - Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer

35Q - Avionic Flight Systems Repairer

42E - Optical Laboratory Specialist

43M - Fabric Repair Specialist

44B - Metal Worker

44E - Machinist

45B - SmaII Arms/Artillery Repairer

45D - Self-propelled Field Artillery Turret Mechanic

45E - MI ABRAMS Tank Turret Mechanic

45N - M6OAIIA3 Tank Turret Mechanic

45T - Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Turret Mechanic

46Q - Journalist

46R - Broadcast Journalist

51B - Carpentry and Masonry Specialist

51K - Plumber

51M - Firefighter

51R - lnterior Electrician

51T - Technical Engineering Specialist

52C - Utilities Equipment Repairer

52D - Power-Generation Equipment Repairer

52F - Turbine

52G - Transmission and Distribution Specialist

54B - Chemical Operations Specialist

57E - Laundry and shower Specialist

62B - Constructlon Equipment Repairer

62E - Heavy Construction Equipment Operator

62F - Crane Operator

62G - Quarrying Specialist

62H - Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator

62J - General Construction Equipment Operator

63B - Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic

63D - Self-propelled Field Artillery System Mechanic

63E - MI ABRAMS Tank System Mechanic

63G - Fuel and Electrical Systems Repairer

63H - Track Vehicle Repairer

63J - Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer

63N - M6OAIIA3 Tank System Mechanic

63S - Heavy-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic

63T - Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Mechanic

63W - Wheel Vehicle Repairer

63Y - Track Vehicle Mechanic

67G - Utility Airplane Repairer

67N - UH-1 Helicopter Repairer

67R - AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer

67S - OH-58D Helicopter Repairer

67T - UH-60 Helicopter Repairer

67U - CH-47 Helicopter Repairer

67V - Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer

67Y - AH-1 Attack Helicopter Repairer

68B - Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

68D - Aircraft Powertrain Repairer

68F - Aircraft Electrician

68G - Aircraft Structural Repairer

68H - Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer

68J - Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer

68X - AH-64 Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer

71D - Legal Specialist

71G - Patient Administration Specialist

71L - Administrative Specialist

71M - Chaplain Assistant

73C - Finance Specialist

73D - Accounting Specialist

75B - Personnel Administration Specialist

75H - Personnel Services Specialist

76J - Medical Supply Specialist

77F - Petroteum Supply Specialist

77L - Petroleum Laboratory Specialist

77W - Water Treatment Specialist

88H - Cargo Specialist

88K - Watercraft Operator

88L - Watercraft Engineer

88M - Motor Transport Operator

88N - Transportatlon Management Coordinator

88P - Railway Equipment Repairer

88T - Railway SectionRepairer

88U - Railway Operations Crewmember

91A - Medical Equipment Repairer

91B - Medical Specialist

91C - Practical Nurse

91D - Operating Room Specialist

91E - Dental Specialist

91K - Medical Laboratory Specialist

91M - Hospital Food Service Specialist

91P - Radiology Specialist

91Q - Pharmacy Specialist

91R - Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist

91S - Preventive Medicine Specialist

91T - Animal Care Specialist

91V - Respiratory Specialist

91X - Mental Health Specialist

92A - Automated Logistical Specialist

92G - Food Service Operations

92M - Mortuary Affairs Specialist

92R - Parachute Rigger

92Y - Unit Supply Specialist

93C - Air Traffic Control (ATC) Operator

93F - Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember

95C - Correctlons Specialist