- Complete the screening process.
- Complete initial military training requirements.
- Complete at least 180 days of active duty service, or at least one year of satisfactory service in the selected service.
- Be in one an asylee, refugee, or have temporary protected status. They can also have a nonimmigrant visa in these categories: E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, TC, TD, TN, U, or V.
- The applicant must have been in valid status in one of those categories for at least two years immediately prior to the enlistment date, but it does not have to be the same category as the one held on the date of enlistment.
- Applicants could not have left the U.S. for more than 90 days at a time during a two year period.
- Individuals who have been granted deferred action by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process are eligible for consideration.
- Fill medical specialties where the service has a shortfall.
- Meet all qualification criteria required for their medical specialty, and the criteria for foreign-trained DoD medical personnel recruited under other authorities.
- Know English.
- Commit to at least 3 years of active duty, or six years in the Selected Reserve.
- Possess specific language and culture capabilities in a language critical to DoD.
- Demonstrate a language proficiency.
- Meet all existing enlistment eligibility criteria.
- Enlist for at least 4 years of active duty.