Enlistment (U.S. Citizens)

This information is intended for those making inquiries from the Republic of Italy.

Military recruitment does not fall within the scope of the Defense Attaché Office at the American Embassy in Rome. However, the following general information is provided for your reference:

All applicants for enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces (as well as the U.S. Civil Service and law enforcement agencies) must be either

  • a U.S. citizen, or
  • a registered alien who is:
    1) legally and permanently resident in the U.S., and
    2) in possession of a U.S. Immigration (‘Green’) Card (INS 1-151 or INS 1-551) and Social Security number.

In general, applications for enlistment are normally processed on-site at a recruiting office in the United States. Since all applicants have to take the necessary physical and mental examinations to determine their suitability, there is no way of foretelling whether or not they will be recruited. Recruitment also depends on the needs of the Armed Forces at that time.

If you meet the above criteria you should request further information from the following relevant offices in the U.K. or Germany:

U.S. Air Force Recruiter
(Office manned part-time)
Unit 4925, Box 290
Suffolk IP28 8NF
Tel: 01638 542290

U.S. Air Force Recruiter
Area F, Building 1467
Aviano Air Base
Tel: (0039) 0434 301309

U.S. Air Force Recruiter (Headquarters)
Building 347, Room 122
Rhein-Main Air Base
Frankfurt 60505
Tel: (00 49) 696 997978

U.S. Army Recruiter
415th BSB, Building 2915 Pulaski Barracks
Tel: (00 49) 631 536 7072

U.S. Navy Recruiter
DOE Complex, Block 2, Spur 9
Lime Grove, Eastcote, RUISLIP
Middlesex HA4 8BX
Tel: 020 8385 5207

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter
Recruiting Station New York
Attn: Admin
Garden City, New York 11530-4761