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 their 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. (Waivers may be considered contingent of circumstances).
4. The desire to wear the military uniform of the Army 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 ready identification in the field.
Authorized duty uniform is OCP, ACU, or Alternate Uniform (U.S. VRC golf shirt & tan cargo pants). The dress uniform is U.S. Army ASU.
Both enlisted and commissioned personnel will be required to submit a copy of their DD 214 or other applicable record of service, educational or vocational degrees/certificates, and professional licenses, with their application. However, you do not need to be a veteran to join. For some, life circumstances or medical disability never presented the opportunity to serve their country in uniform. A place for anyone 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. Any person advocating violence against the United States government or any of its components or searching for an armed militia group. The U.S. VRC does not arm its members nor permit weapons to be displayed at any drill or mission.
C. Persons who have not attained the minimum age (18 years of age or 16 with parental permission) or academic requirements by date of appointment. Although no formal cadet program exists, sons and daughters (10-16 years of age) are encouraged to join as cadets when accompanied by a parent. Bring them along!
D. Persons who have a demonstrable medical condition which would preclude the applicant from participating in scheduled drill or training activities; however, applicants may request a waiver, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Commanding General.
E. Persons who have received a discharge from the armed forces under “Dishonorable” conditions.
SPECIFIC RANK AND BILLET WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS SUCH AS PRIOR SERVICE, EDUCATION, DEMONSTRATED CAPABILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.