Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces For U.S. Citizens

(see also: Enlistment for Non-U.S. Citizens)

This information is intended for those making inquiries from Germany.

Military recruitment does not fall within the scope of the Defense Attaché Office. However, the following general information is provided for your reference: All applicants for enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces (as well as the U.S. Civil Service and law enforcement agencies) must be either

a U.S. citizen


a registered alien who is
a) legally and permanently resident in the U.S., and
b) in possession of a U.S. Immigration (“Green”) Card (INS 1-151 or INS 1-551) and Social Security number.

If you meet the above criteria you should request further information from the following relevant offices:

U.S. Air Force Recruiter (Headquarters)
Building 347, Room 122
Rhein-Main Air Base
Frankfurt 60505
Tel: (00 49) 696 997978

U.S. Army Recruiter
415th BSB, Building 2915 Pulaski Barracks
Tel: (00 49) 631 536 7072

U.S. Navy Recruiter
Kleber Kaserne
Bldg. 3213 Rm. 005
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Office: 0611-143-523-0902 or DSN: 523-0902
E-Mail: james.c.mitchell7.mil@mail.mil
Alt E-Mail: james.c.mitchell1@navy.mil
Facebook: Navy Recruiting Europe, NRS Germany

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Europe
Kleber Kaserne
Bldg. 3213 Rm. 6
Kaiserslautern, Germany 67657
DSN 523-0910
Facebook: Marine Corps Recruiting Europe

Please be aware that, as many of the above offices are manned only part-time, you are likely to reach an answerphone if you call. Therefore, it is suggested that you write-in, ensuring that your name, address and contact telephone number are clearly stated.