Well I hope I dont get bashed by any Canadians in here to tell me to join the Canadian forces. But I was wondering if anyone here can tell me how to join the U.S. Army. I talked to a command career counslor about it and she told me that I could just walk in and join. But I phone a recruiter in Montana and he told me that I have to get a green card before I can join. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Whoops, didnt see the general discussion forum section. Can the mod please put this in there.
This is the correct section, as the general discussion forum is geared more for video games. Although being an American I can say that we're great, , but the Canadians have done some rather impressive things in recent operations. What's your motivation for joining one over the other?
Maybe the fact that after six months of successful operations in A-Stan, the wonderful Chretien Administration decided to withdraw the PPCLI (sp?) to cut the budget again...Canadian gov. is bad to its army, they gotta feel let down somewhere. Just an opinion.
I believe you may enlist in the american military but I am 90% certain that you won't be able to become an officer nor will you be allowed to serve in any special operations units. In that case, if I were you I'd go CF
because their regular infantry is really top of the line, regardless of the crappy funding they get. Just my .04$.
Well after I'm done serving, I want to join the police force. Policing in Canada is mainly locking up drunks for the night. Damn strong Canadian beer! Well its too hard for me to get a green card, it would take about 5years or so. I am trying to get a temporary resident visa right now.
Listen Kang, The thing is that I did the research and guess what? i actually have the experience too! cause I am a Canadian working in the US. SO I know a thing or two about Visas and green cards. The thing you are overlooking is that what reasons would the US government let you in the US to begin with. And how you would get your Canadian ass a green card or registered alien status to begin with? The easiest way would of course to marry an American or immigrate thru a US citizen relative or better yet give the US gov't 500K as an investment....but then if you had 500K why would you want to join the military? Getting a work visa does not mean just showing up and saying " I want to be G.I.joe" does not mean they put you on the next C-130 to basic. It means a college degree under the NAFTA agreement. and slowly working your way to a green card...which means a considerable amount of time in the US. Don't bother applying straight out of high school...the US already has plenty of dishwashers. Without a college degree you are not going to get anywhere near the US military.
University degrees are for officers, most active duty enlisted soldiers are High-School graduates. The American army wants more soldiers and would definitely accept a Canadian citizen who would want to make a career with them. You'll be fine Kango, good luck.
You're probably right but I just wanted to tell a kid, that a FN cannot just walk in and join the US military...if they did that then why not anywhere else?.....say Iraq. There is a due process for everything....I am interested in this cause I remember all those kids back when I was in High School that said they were not going to college cause they were joining the US marines LOL where are they now? pumping gas...where? in Canada....Kang should get a degree first then think of joing whatever military he wants.
I aint no kid congee. Do you want me to send you my grad pic? Well Badger, my luck is running out. Thats just what that career counselor said, she said that I can just walk in and join but I cant. If I fail to get my temporary resident visa I am going take the criminal justice course. And if I still fail to get into the army then I will try and join the police force here. Does your comment of my being a FN mean I am a f'ing newbie? You dont need to be a **** about it man, just cool your heels.