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Questions re: Joining and requirements

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by mikeg81, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Hello all,

    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).

    2 questions:

    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?

  2. KG Dad

    KG Dad Lead by Example

    Dec 11, 2007
    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.


  3. The Maggy

    The Maggy

    Dec 24, 2008
    Stillwater, OK
    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.


    Jul 16, 2008
    JBLM, WA
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  5. 60Pilot


    Apr 1, 2007
    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.
  6. Thanks for the info, guys. I emailed a recruiter thru the Army website and got the same response.