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Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces For U.S. Citizens
April 11, 2018

(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 Recruiting (Europe, Africa & the Middle East)
319 Recruiting Squadron / H Flight
Building 2301
Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Commercial: (00 49) 6371 473402
Cell: (0049) 173 9547864
DSN: 314 480 3402
Email: christine.mixon@us.af.mil

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

U.S. Navy Recruiting Europe
Kleber Kaserne
Building 3213 Room 5
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Cell: +49 162 2729931/9934
Commercial: +49 611 1435230902
DSN: 314-523-0902
Email: nweg_europerecruiting@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.