Qualifications Basic qualifications u High school diploma (GED candidates have limited opportunities) u 18 years old (17 with parental consent) u US citizen or permanent resident alien Physical requirements u Good physical condition u Appropriate weight u Able to pass a physical exam ASVAB(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) u The ASVAB is a 3-hour test designed to identify a person’s aptitudes, abilities, and strengths. u To enlist in any branch of the military, one must earn a minimum score on the ASVAB. u Recruiters generally make the testing arrange- ments and interpret ASVAB scores. u Each military branch has its own score requirements. u The higher a person’s scores, the more career and training options he/she will have. u For information and sample questions, go to www.asvabprogram.com.