Are You Eligible to Join the Military?

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Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. There are different rules for enlisting and for officer programs.

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Height and Weight Charts - Each service has its own height and weight requirements for recruits. Follow the links below to find out each service's height and weight standards.

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The eligibility requirements for joining the armed forces can differ between branches. Knowing the requirements are can help you avoid wasting time and effort. An issue that may make you ineligible for one service may be acceptable for another service. This Section will help you wade through some of the basic eligibility questions and hopefully narrow down the service that best fits your situation.

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