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How to Apply for Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment July 2022

The Ghana Armed Forces has officially opened this year’s recruitment and provided the Requirements on How to Apply for Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment 2022/2023.

The Ghana Armed Forces are the unified armed force of Ghana, consisting of the Army, Navy, and Ghana Air Force. The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces is the president of Ghana, who is also the supreme military commander of the Border Guard Unit.

In this article, we will be talking about the latest procedure to follow on How To Apply For Ghana Armed Forces easily.

2022 Ghana Armed Forces Requirement

Here are the requirement for Ghana Armed Forces

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Not be bonded to any organization.
  4. Not be less than 18years and not more than 26 years by 06 Jan 2023.
  5. Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standards.
  6. Must pass the Pre Joining Fitness Test.
  7. Be of a minimum height of 1.68m (5’6”) for males and 1.60m (5’4”) for females. For Military Police only; the minimum height for male applicants should be 1.75m (5`9“) and 1.70m (5’ 7”) for females.
  8. In addition to the above, one must also have the following:
    1. Six (6) Passes at BECE including English and Mathematics.
    2. WASSCE. Six (6) Credits (Not less than C6) including Core EnglishCore Mathematics. and Science.

OR

  1. SSSCE. Six (6) Credits (not less than D) including Core English and Core Mathematics.

OR

  1. GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels. Five (5) Credits (not less than 6) including English and Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level and not less than D in three subjects and General Paper at GCE ‘A-Level.

REGULAR COMMISSION FOR OFFICER CADET – ARMY 2022

1. Infantry/Armour/Artillery. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University.

2. Signal Corps. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Telecommunication Engineering.
  2. Computer Science.
  3. Computer/Software Engineering.
  4. Instrumentation/Systems/Network Engineering.
  5. Physics/Mathematics.

3. Engineer Corps. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Electrical/Renewable Energy Engineering.
  3. Mechanical/ Agricultural Engineering.
  4. Building Technology/Construction Management.
  5. Geomatic/Geodetic Engineering
  6. Structural Engineering.
  7. Real Estates.
  8. Project Management.

4. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Agricultural Engineering.
  2. Material Engineering.
  3. BTech (Automobile).
  4. Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering

5. Military Police. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Forensic Science.
  2. Sociology/Psychology.
  3. English Language or French.
  4. Political Science.
  5. Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics.

6. Ordnance Service. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Chemistry/Biochemistry.
  2. Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
  3. Warehouse Management.
  4. Graphic Design/Publishing Studies.
  5. Industrial Art..
  6. Fashion Design/Textiles.
  7. Ammunition Technology/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 3.
  8. BSc Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering/Physics.

7. Supply and Transport Corps In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
  2. Transport Management.
  3. Purchasing and Supply.

8. Pay Corps. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Accounting.
  2. Finance.
  3. Economics.
  4. Commerce.
  5. Alternatively, applicants with CA (Ghana), CIMA, ACCA, CPA, ICSA are eligible.

9. Information Technology. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Computer Science.
  2. Computer Engineering.
  3. Information Technology.
  4. Network/Software Engineering.
  5. Cyber/Forensic Security.
  6. Network Security.
  7. Information Technology Systems Auditing.

10. Education Corps. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following languages:

  1. Education
  2. Language Translation/Interpretation in Arabic, Russian, Chinese.
  3. German and Portuguese as third language may be preferable.

11. Public Relations. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have First Degree not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University/Institution:

  1. Communication Studies or Fine Arts (NAFTI).
  2. Public Relations.
  3. Journalism.

12. Physical Training and Sports. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree in Physical Education not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution.

13. Band. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower in Music from a recognized University/Institution.

14. Records. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in the following:

  1. Actuarial Science.
  2. Administration (Human Resource).
  3. Statistics.
  4. Management Information Studies.
  5. Archival Studies.

REGULAR COMMISSION FOR OFFICER CADET – NAVY

1. Executive Branch. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Nautical Science.
  2. Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Statistics, Geology.
  3. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Agricultural Engineering.
  4. Oceanography or Geomatic Engineering/Hydrography
  5. Aerospace Engineering.

2. Technical Branch. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Marine/Mechanical/Electrical/Communication/Agricultural Engineering
  2. Marine Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  3. BTech (Automobile).

3. Supply and Secretariat Branch. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University or equivalent Professional Institution in any of the following:

  1. Administration (Human Resource/Accounting/Marketing/Banking & Finance).
  2. Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  3. Port and Shipping Administration.
  4. Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
  5. Economics/Logistics/Commerce.
  6. Public/Business Administration/ Management Studies.
  7. Purchasing and Supply.
  8. Port and Shipment Administration.
  9. Preference will be given to applicants with additional certificates in the following:
    1. Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA) – Final Part.
    2. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) – Level 5.
    3. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – Final Part.

REGULAR COMMISSION FOR OFFICER CADET – AIR FORCE

1. Air Branch (Pilot and Air Traffic Control Operations). In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

  1. Pilot Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Statistics, Computer Science and Commercial/Airline Transport Pilot License or any other Pilot certificate from a recognized University/Institution
  2. Air Traffic Control Operations Aerodrome/ Approach Control License, Physics, Mathematics/Chemistry/Geography/Statistics and Computer Science.

2. Supply Branch. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University or equivalent professional institution in any of the following:

  1. Administration (Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Procurement).
  2. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) – Final Part.
  3. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CILT) – Final Part.
  4. Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
  5. Commerce/Economics.

3. Administration Branch. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University or equivalent professional institution in any of the following:

  1. Administration (Human Resource/Accounting).
  2. Arts or Social Science.
  3. Management Studies.
  4. Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA) – Final Part.

4. Engineering Branch.

  1. Mechanical. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University or equivalent professional institution in any of the following:
    1. Aerospace Engineering.
    2. Aeronautical Engineering.
    3. Mechanical Engineering.
    4. Agricultural Engineering.
  2. Avionics. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University or equivalent professional institution in any of the following:
    1. Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
    2. Computer Engineering.

SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION REQUIREMENTS (ARMY/AIR FORCE CANDIDATES ONLY)

Eligible applicants should:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Not be bonded.
  4. Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standard.
  5. Must pass the Pre Joining Fitness Test.
  6. Be of minimum height of 1.68m (5’6”) for males and 1.60m (5’4”) for females.
  • Must have the following:
    1. Six (6) credits at BECE including English and Mathematics.
    2. Six (6) Credits (not less than C6) including Core English, Core Mathematics and Science.

OR

  1. Six (6) Credits (not less than D) including Core English, Core Mathematics and Science.

OR

  1. GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels. Five (5) Credits (not less than 6) including English and Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level and not less than D in three subjects.

1. ENGINEER CORPS In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 30 years by 10 February 2023 and must have First Degree not below Second Class Lower in the following:

  1. Civil Engineering.
  2. Mechanical Engineering.
  3. Structural Engineering.
  4. Project Management in any Building Environment Discipline.
  5. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years working experience in the relevant field of application and must be a registered member of GHIE or requisite Professional Body, in good standing and with a practicing License and Certificate from the regulating Professional Body. Preference will be given to candidates with Masters.

2. CATERING SCHOOL. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 30 years by 10 February 2023. Must have any of the following:

  1. M. Phil in Hospitality Management.
  2. Masters in Hospitality Management/Catering Management.
  3. With 3 years Post qualification working experience in teaching and practice.

3. ORDNANCE CORPS. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 30 years by 10 February 2023. Must have any of the following:

  1. Advanced Qualification in Ammunition Technology/Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
  2. MSc/M.Phil in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering/Physics.

4. LEGAL In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 35 years by 10 February 2023. Must have a First Degree from a recognized University or equivalent Professional Institution in any of the following:

  1. Bachelor of Law, LLB.
  2. Professional Law Course (PLC) eg Barrister at Law (BL)/Post Call Law Course certificate and must have completed Pupillage.

5. AIR FORCE ONLY In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 30 years and must have a Masters Degree from a recognized University in any of the following:

Engineering Branch.

    1. Aerospace Engineering.
    2. Aeronautical Engineering.
    3. Mechanical Engineering.
    4. Agricultural Engineering.

Administration – Pay CorpsI

  1. MSc/MA in Development Finance.
  2. MBA/MSc/MA in Finance.

6. MEDICAL. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must:

  1. . Not more than 40 years of age for Medical and Dental Specialists.
  2. Not more than 35 years of age for Medical Officers, Dental Surgeons and Clinical Psychologists.
  3. Not more than 33 years of age for Specialized Nurses, Midwifery Officers, Pharmacists (PharmD), Audiologists, Certified Registered Anaesthetists and Health Services Administrators (Master’s degree).
  4. Not more than 30 years of age for Biomedical Scientists, Occupational Therapists, Sonographers, Respiratory Therapists, Radiographers, Pharmacists (BPharm) and Health Services Administrators (First degree).

7. SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS. Applicants must possess the following specific entry qualification requirements:

  1. Medical and Dental Specialists. Applicant must have MB ChB/BDS or its equivalent from an accredited institution plus a relevant post-graduate qualification to the level of Membership/Fellowship or its equivalent from an accredited College. Applicant must have a permanent registration with the Medical and Dental Council (Ghana) and be in good standing.
  2. Medical Officers and Dental Surgeons. Applicant must have an/a MB ChB/BDS degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicant must also have a permanent registration with the Medical and Dental Council (Ghana) and in good standing. Applicant with at least one (1) year post-permanent registrationwork experience would have an added advantage.
  3. Pharmacists. Applicant must have either a:
    1. Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree from an accredited institution and should have practised for at least two (2) years post-permanent registrationas a Pharmacist.
    2. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited institution and should have practised for at least one (1) year post-permanent registrationas a Pharmacist.
    3. All must be in good standing with the Pharmacy Council, Ghana.
  4. Specialized/Specialist Nurses. Applicant must have a BSc degree/Membership in any of the following specialties: Critical Care, ENT, Peri-Operative, Emergency Care, Plastics & Burns, Paediatrics, Ophthalmic Nursing, Nephrology Nursing and other specialties with at least one (1) year working experience post-permanent registrationin a recognized health facility. Applicant must be in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.
  5. Midwifery Officers. Applicant must have either a:
    1. BSc degree in Midwifery from an accredited institution with at least two (2) years practice post-permanent registrationor
    2. BSc degree in Midwifery from an accredited institution and a Diploma in Midwifery (RM) with at least one (1) year practice post-permanent registration.
    3. All must be in good standing with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.
  6. Health Services Administrators.Applicant must have a BSc/Master’s degree in Administration (Health Services option) from an accredited institution and must have completed the mandatory national service. Applicant should also have at least one (1) year work experience post-national service as a Health Services Administrator.
  7. Clinical Psychologists.Applicant must have an MPhil/MSc Clinical Psychology degree from an accredited institution plus one (1) year work experience in a recognized institution as a Clinical Psychologist post-permanent registration with the Ghana Psychological Council and be in good standing.
  8. Radiographers.Applicant must have a BSc degree in Radiography and should have practised for at least one (1) year post-permanent registration as a Radiographer. Applicant must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.
  9. Occupational Therapists.Applicant must have a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy and should have practised for at least one (1) year post-permanent registration as an Occupational Therapist. Applicant must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.
  10. Sonographers. Applicant must have a BSc degree in Sonography plus at least one (1) year work experience post-permanent registrationas a Sonographer. Applicant must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.
  11. Respiratory Therapists. Applicant must have a BSc degree in Respiratory Therapy plus at least one (1) year work experience post-permanent registrationin a recognized health facility. Applicant must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.
  12. Biomedical Scientists. Applicant must have a BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Science/BSc Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution plus at least one (1) year work experience as a Biomedical Scientist in a Medical Laboratory facility. Applicant must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council
  13. Certified Registered Anaesthetists (CRA). Applicant must have either a:
    1. BSc degree in Anesthesia from an accredited institution with at least two (2) years work experience post-permanent registrationor
    2. BSc degree in Anaesthesia with Advanced Diploma in Nurse Anaesthesia with at least one (1) year work experience post-permanent registration.
    3. All must be in good standing with the appropriate Regulatory body.
  14. Public Health Officer (Environmental).Applicant must have either a:
    1. BSc Public Health (Environmental Health) from an accredited institution with at least one (1) year work experience post-permanent registrationor
    2. BSc Public Health (Environmental Health) plus the West African Health Examination Board Diploma with at least two (2) years work experience post-permanent registration.
    3. All must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.
  15. Public Health Officer (Disease Control). Applicant must have either a:
      1. BSc Public Health (Disease Control) from an accredited institution with at least one (1) year work experience post-permanent registrationor
      2. BSc Public Health (Disease Control) plus Diploma in Disease Control and Surveillance with at least two (2) years work experience post-permanent registration.
      3. All must be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

8. CHAPLAIN In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 35 years of age by 10 February 2023 and have the following:

  1. First Degree not below Second Class Lower in Theology or Religion (BA) from a recognised University/Theological Seminary/College..
  2. An ordained Minister of the Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian, SDA and the Church of Pentecost and be recommended for commissioning into the Ghana Armed Forces by the Head of the Church.
  3. A minimum of four (4) years pastoral working and probation/internship experience including two (2) years post ordination service in the pastoral field.
  4. Ability to speak English and at least one of the main Ghanaian languages fluently.

9. IMAM In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 35 years of age by 10 February 2023 and have the following:

  1. . First Degree not below Second Class Lower in Islamic Theology (Religion) from a recognized University, Islamic Institution or College.
  2. An Alim Phedeen (Islamic Theologian).
  3. Fluent in both spoken Arabic and English Languages
  4. Ability to read and write good Arabic and English Languages
  5. Practised as Imam for four (4) years and be recognized by a recognised Islamic Religious Institution/Body in Ghana.
  6. Recommended for commission into the Ghana Armed Forces by the Head of a recognized Islamic body in Ghana.

How to Apply for Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment 2022 – Video

HOW TO APPLY FOR GHANA ARMED FORCES OFFICERS RECRUITMENT/ENLISTMENT

APPLICATION FOR 2022 OFFICER ENLISTMENT IN PROGRESS. All candidates are to follow instructions given by the GHQ (Personnel Administration) in the advertisement.

1. To join the Ghana Armed Forces as a RECRUIT or CADET acquire a scratch card at THREE HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GH¢ 300.00) from the designated Post Offices

2. Scratch gently to reveal the “PIN” code. The scratch card can be used for three times until a record is successfully submitted.

3. Log on to the recruitment portal @ https://apply.mil.gh with any of the following browsers:

  1. Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Google Chrome.

4. Read through the entry requirements thoroughly.

5. Click on the Apply Now Tab to open the applicant authentication page.

6. Enter your card Serial NumberPIN code and select your preferred Arm of Service, type of commission and click “Submit”.

7. Enter your personal details and take note of the following from pages 1 to 3:

  1. Page 1: Select your desired vacancy and provide all other required data.
  2. Page 2: Upload a scanned copy of your passport-sized photograph of dimension ( 200 x 180 pixels ), enter a valid e-mail address, personal mobile phone number in the format ( 233244123456 ) and enter any other required data.
  3. Page 3: Enter the results of only the three required core subjects on your WASSCE/SSCE results slip, that is; CORE MATHEMATICSAND CORE ENGLISH. Enter your WASSCE or SSSCE Index number, WASSCE or SSSCE results slip Serial Number and select a Tertiary Institution from the list of schools. Upload only scanned copies of the following; WASSCE or SSSCE Results Slip and First Degree/Certificate (Degree). NB: Each scanned document (Passport picture, WASSCE or SSSCE Results Slip, First Degree/Certificate) to be uploaded, should not exceed 1 (One) Megabyte and should be in JPEG picture format only.

8. Click on the Preview button to see a summary page of all data provided. Read through this page carefully and click on the back button, if there are any modifications to be made.

9. Click on the submit button and expect an instant e-mail and text message, which includes your unique system generated Identification Number.

10. Print and keep a copy of the generated report as you will be required to present it, if you are shortlisted. However, if you lose your copy of the final report, go back to the recruitment portal, click on the Check Details Tab, enter your unique identification number sent to you by SMS/E-mail and order a re-print.

NB. YOU ARE TO KEEP THE USED ELECTRONIC VOUCHER AS IT WILL BE INSPECTED AT EVERY STAGE OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.

Closing Date. The closing date for submission of all online applications is Sunday 10 July 2022.

How to Apply for Ghana Armed Forces
How to Apply for Ghana Armed Forces

How long does GAF training last?

Ghana Armed Forces Training takes a maximum period of 18 months for regular career course (RCC) officer cadets and 6 months for the short service and special duties commission (SSC/SD) officer cadets.

What are the units in Ghana Armed Forces?

The Ghana army is divided into three brigade sized “commands”:

Northern Command (Tamale) 6th Battalion, Ghana Regiment.

Central Command (Kumasi) 3rd Battalion, Ghana Regiment (Sunyani)

Southern Command (Accra) 1st Battalion, Ghana Regiment (Tema)

What rank is Ghana military in the world?

For 2022, Ghana is ranked 96 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 2.3098 (a score of 0.0000 is considered ‘perfect’)

How many months do soldiers train in Ghana?

The duration of the course for army cadets is two years. At the end of the first six months, a few candidates may be selected to finish their studies at foreign institutions.

How long does it take to become a military officer in Ghana?

Be not less than 20 years and not more than 25 years, for Regular Commission and not more than 30 years , for Short Service Commission. For Medical Corps Only – Be not more than 35 years for Doctors, 33 years for Nurses and 30 years for Paramedical personnel by 17 May 2019 or otherwise specified.

Who is the best soldier in Ghana?

Raymond Kwaku

The strongest soldier in Africa is from Ghana 🇬🇭. He is in the Ghana Army . The Ghanaian soldier identified as Raymond Kwaku is seen with a very huge muscle he laos have records of winning difficult taskes.

Does Ghana have tanks?

In terms of land combat strength, the Army has a total of 150 armoured vehicles. However, it does not have even a single combat tank. The Ghana Army has zero (0) self-propelled artillery, zero (0) towed artillery and zero (0) rocket projectors.

How many armored vehicles does Ghana have?

Akufo-Addo said Ghana’s military had received 73 armoured personnel carriers over the last three years, and that the equipment was procured in three batches for the 153 Armoured Regiment in Accra in 2018, 154 Armoured Regiment in Sunyani in 2019 and the 155 Armoured Regiment in Tamale in 2021.

How many years can you be in the Army?

Keeping the above in mind, the Army offers active duty (full-time) enlistment periods from two years to five years (only certain jobs are available for two and three-year enlistees).

What are female Soldiers called?

“But when this female soldier triumphed over hundreds of the country’s best rifle shooters, she became the first woman to win a particular national shooting title.”

What is another word for female soldier?

warrior womanfemale warrior
woman warriorwarrioress

How can I join US Army from Ghana?

Requirements For Joining US Army for Ghanaians

  1. Prove you are U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card)
  2. Be between 17-32 years old.
  3. Achieve a minimum score on the ASVAB test.
  4. Meet medical, moral, and physical requirements.

Can you quit the Army?


There is no way to simply quit the military once you are on active duty. You are contractually, and perhaps morally, obligated to see your commitment through. However, you could be discharged from duty early if you are physically or psychologically unable to perform your duties.

Can I stay in the Army forever?

The short answer is “yes.” However, many military jobs come with time commitments, so a service member might be obligated to remain in a specific career for the length of his or her contract. It is best to ask a recruiter for specifics, or, if already serving, to speak with the command career counselor.

How long is an Army contract?

The Army offers enlistment contracts of two years, three years, four years, five years, and six years. Only a few Army jobs are available for two and three-year enlistees (mainly those jobs that don’t require much training time, and that the Army is having a hard time getting enough recruits).

Can a girl be a commando?

As of 2020, Women are not yet allowed as combatants in the combat specialist forces, such as Ghatak Force, Garud Commando Force, MARCOS, para commandos, etc.

How old can a woman be to join the military?

18 years
The minimum age to join is 18 with parental consent. First-time female enlistees must be no older than 32. Aspiring officers must be between 18 and 34 years old. Also required is a high school diploma or equivalency.

Can you have a tattoo in the Army?

Here is the Army Tattoo Policy

It prohibits any tattoos on the head, face, neck, wrists, hands, or above the t-shirt collar. Essentially, any visible body tattoos are prohibited. The only exception is one ring tattoo per hand where a regular ring would lie.

Could you go to jail if you quit the military?

Attempted desertion also is charged as a military crime, as long as the attempt went beyond mere preparation. Desertion carries a maximum punishment of dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay, and confinement of five years.

Is joining the Army scary?

Joining the Army is a scary thought to many. “I will disappear into the Army, I’ll be alone and be away from my family.” Yes, you leave your family here, but you don’t “disappear” into the Army. The conversion from civilian to soldier starts the first day of Basic Combat Training.

Do soldiers get free food?

If you are enlisted in the Ghana Arm Force and reside in the dormitory or barracks, you will be given your meals for free in most cases. Most chow halls offer three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

How many years do you have to serve in the Army to retire?

20 years of service.

In most cases, Soldiers who have completed 20 years of active service are eligible to receive Retired Pay at the end of their career. The Date of Initial Entry into Military Service (DIEMS) determines which of the three retirement systems a Soldier falls under.

How do you know if a soldier is real?

Verification of Military Service

Please use the Defense Manpower Data Center’s (DMDC) Military Verification service to verify if someone is in the military. The website will tell you if the person is currently serving in the military. The site is available 24-hours a day.

How much do I have to weigh to be in the Army?

As of 2022, the height requirement is 58-78 inches (147-198 centimeters) for men and 58-72 inches (147-183 centimeters) for women. The maximum weight allowed varies by height, from 148 to 267 pounds (67 to 121 kilograms) for men and 120 to 184 pounds (54 to 83 kilograms) for women.

Why do you have to cut your hair in the army?

Originally, one of the reasons for the induction haircut was to reduce the chances of disease among closely quartered recruits from different geographical areas (with varying immunities), such as head lice. Furthermore, short hair also prevents the enemy from grabbing a soldier with long hair and slashing his/her neck.

Which military branch goes to war first?

The Marines

The Marines are often the first on the ground in combat situations, leading the charge when conflict arises.

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