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United States Army Enlistment Options

Program 9B -- Station/Unit/Command/Area Enlistment Program

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This program is available to qualified Non-Prior Service (NPS), Prior Service (PS), Glossary NPS, and Army Civilian Aquired Skills Program (ACASP) applicants. Applicants must enlist for the minimum term of enlistment authorized by REQUEST (Note: "REQUEST" is the computer system that Army Guidance Counselors at MEPS use to determine which MOS's (jobs) and which enlistment options are available at the time of enlistment). PS applicants must be authorized to re-train in order to enlist under this program.

Under this program the enlistee is guaranteed:

For NPS, PS with training, or Glossary NPS with training

  • A specific MOS or CMF.
  • A first assignment to a station, unit, command, or area.
  • Airborne training if REQUEST option 4 with a committed assignment if selected.
  • A minimum of 12 months from arrival date at the first duty assignment.

For ACASP, PS, or Glossary NPS (which may require prerequisite training)

  • A first assignment to a station, unit, command, or area.
  • Airborne training if REQUEST Option 4 with a committed assignment is selected.
  • A minimum of 12 months from arrival date at the first duty assignment.

All enlistees must meet the prerequisites and qualifications for the selected MOS before and after enlistment.

Applicants may be eligible for one or more of the options below, providing they are qualified and the REQUEST computer shows the option to be available at the time of enlistment. Primary Enlistment Options available under this enlistment program are:

    REQUEST Option 4: United States Army Airborne with first assignment.

    REQUEST Option 7: United States Army Buddy Team.

    REQUEST Option 18: United States Army First Assignment Only.

    REQUEST Option 19: United States Army Station of Choice.

    REQUEST Option 20: United States Army Select Station of Choice.

    REQUEST Option 21: United States Army Select Unit/Station of Choice Two-Year Stabilization.

    REQUEST Option 23: United States Army Cohort.

    REQUEST Option 24: United States Army 2 year Category IIIB with first assignment.

    REQUEST Option 25: United States Army Security Assignment.

    REQUEST Option 26: United States Army 2 year NPS.

    REQUEST Option 30: United States Army 2 year PS.

    REQUEST Option 34: United States Army Select Unit.

    REQUEST Option 40: United States Army Airborne Ranger.

Persons enlisting under this program who fail to meet prerequisites or become medically or otherwise disqualified for training or duty in the chosen or enlistment MOS will be trained or used according to the needs of the Army. They will be required to complete the term of service enlisted for.

Applicant may elect to waive enlistment program at any time. If so, he or she will be used according to the needs of the Army and be required to complete the term of service enlisted for.

Applicants enlisting for Fort Hamilton, NY, may be assigned duties within the New York City metropolitan area.

If the station, unit, command, or area to which a person is assigned or attached under the provisions of this program is deployed, relocated, reorganized, or re-designated, the person will remain with the unit of assignment. No guarantee of "location" is made when enlisting for a specific area, unit, or command.

If the station, unit, command, or area is inactivated, disbanded, or discontinued, the person will be subject to reassignment according to the needs of the Army.

Person may be subject to periods of temporary duty on an individual basis away from the station of choice for which enlisting. Such periods of temporary duty will not count against guaranteed stabilization period.

Persons may receive initial assignment at interim location to unit undergoing training. That unit will deploy to the station of choice upon successful completion of training. Stabilization starts upon arrival at station.

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