Currently the U.S. VRC is only recruiting members from or able to train and serve in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ALL 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 our communities 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).
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.
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.
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.