Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR U.S. VRC MEMBERSHIP

First and foremost, to be eligible to join the U.S. VRC, you must have a desire to join an amazing, dedicated group of volunteers, whose sole purpose is to serve your community and country. More formally, for consideration of an applicant in any of the units under the operational authority of the Commander, U.S. VRC, and any entry grade, the following minimum qualifications must be met:

1. No current or past membership or affiliation with any organization with the specific intent of furthering the aims of, or adherence to and active participation in, any foreign or domestic organization or association or movement or group or combination of persons which unlawfully advocates or practices the commission of acts of force or violence, or attempts to prevent others from exercising their rights under the Constitution or Laws of the United States, or of any State or territory, or which seeks to overthrow the Government of the United States or subdivision thereof by unlawful means.

2. The ability to mentally and physically perform the duties as assigned and participates in U.S. VRC functions when reasonably requested or ordered free of prejudice.

3. No felony convictions. (Specific Waivers will be considered).

4. The desire to wear the military uniform (modified) of the United States, adhere to the policies and procedures of the U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, and follow the direction of those officers and NCOs appointed over you. However, an alternate uniform is available for those who are not willing to comply with military grooming standards.


Proof of Service: Both enlisted and officer personnel will be required to submit a copy of their DD 214 or other applicable record of service, with their application (for prior-service personnel), and any applicable qualifications. You do not need to be a veteran to join. A place for you to serve is available.


Are you disabled? You are welcome. Remember the historic U.S. VRC began as a way for the disabled to honorably serve.


PERSONS INELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION:

A. Persons with an extensive criminal record and persons convicted of violent crimes, felonies (not otherwise waived) or convicted and registered sex offenders.

B. Persons who have not attained the minimum age or academic requirements by date of appointment. However, a cadet corps is being formed for those ages 10-18. Want to expose your son or daughter to a more structured and disciplined environment? Bring them along!

C. Persons who have a demonstrable medical condition which would preclude the applicant from participating in search and rescue duties or training; however, applicants may request a waiver, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

D. Persons who have received a discharge from the armed forces under “Dishonorable” conditions.


SPECIFIC RANK AND BILLETING WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS SUCH AS PRIOR SERVICE, EDUCATION, DEMONSTRATED CAPABILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.