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.