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Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization or a permanent resident alien. 
  • Be at least 21 years old, but not more than 39 years old at time of selection (waiver authorized to age 45).
  • Have a minimum GT score of 90 with a Skilled Technical (ST) of 90 (waiver authorized).
  • Be a sergeant SGT, SSG, or SFC at time of selection, have no less than 4 years time in service, no more than 9 years time in service and no less than one year time in grade if a SGT, no more than 15 years time in service if a SSG, or no more than 16 years time in service and no more than 4 years time in grade if a SFC (waiver authorized). 
  • Have completed 1 year of service since reclassification per AR 614–200 dated (25 Jan 19) (waiver not authorized).
  • Meet the screening table or body fat standards of AR 600–9 dated (16 Jul 19) (waiver not authorized).
  • Have a minimum physical profile of 132321. (waiver authorized).
  • Soldiers may not have a shaving profile (waiver not authorized).
  • Possess a valid civilian driver’s license.
  • Possess excellent military appearance and bearing and have no obvious distracting physical abnormalities or mannerisms.
  • Tattoos must be in compliance with AR 670–1 dated (26 Jan 21). (waiver authorized)
  • Not currently be, or have not been, in the past 36 months, enrolled in a drug or alcohol dependency intervention program of any type (waiver not authorized).
  • Not be pregnant at time of attendance at the ARC (waiver not authorized).
  • Never been the subject of adjudication (including proceedings under the provisions of Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice) or had adverse action taken by any authority for any offense that involves moral turpitude, regardless of sentence received or any offense under the UCMJ for which confinement of 2 years or more may be adjudged. (waiver not authorized).
  • All Soldiers must be screened against the National Sex Offender Registry database by agency that currently conducts background screening on potential recruiters.
  • Have no history of domestic violence or assault, or marital, emotional, or major medical problems (to include immediate Family) that would hamper performance on recruiting duty. (waiver authorized).
  • Not be a sole parent or guardian (waiver authorized with strong documentation supporting good finances and family care plan).
  • Be financially stable, have not filed a petition claiming bankruptcy within the last 3 years, and not currently be responsible for making any payments as a result of any such action.
  • Have at least 3 years time in service remaining following the completion of the ARC.

The CG, USAREC is the waiver approval authority for recruiter selection criteria.