OFFICER CAREERS-GENERAL ENLISTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Age Age requirement is based on selected program OCS/OTS: Between 19 and 29 years ROTC: Between 17 and 21 years Academy: Between 17 and 22 years (if age 17, parents' signed consent is required.)

Citizenship

 

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Males: Physical Condition (Some military occupations have additional requirements.) Height: 5'0" to 6'8" Weight: 100 lb to 255 lb
Females: Physical Condition (Some military occupations have additional requirements.)

Height: 4'10" to 6'8' Weight: 90 lb to 227 lb

Vision (in general) (Some military occupations have additional requirements.) At least 20/400 or 20/200 vision corrected to 20/20 with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Depth perception and color blindness is also tested.
General Health Must be able to pass a medical exam.
Education Must have a four-year college degree from an accredited institution. Some officer occupations require advanced degrees or four-year degrees in a specialized field.
Aptitude Must qualify for enlistment on an officer qualification test. Each service uses its own officer qualification test.
Background Investigation Background investigation must reveal that person is of strong moral character.
Marital Status and Dependents OCS/OTS/ROTC: May be either single or married. Academy: Must be single to enter and graduate from service academies. Single persons with one or more minor dependents are not eligible for officer commissioning.

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