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Reference: The 2012 – 2013 MAVNI Program
Foreign nationals have served in the Military since the Revolutionary War. The Military Bases Agreement of 1947 allowed Filipino nationals into the Navy. In the 1950’s the Lodge Act permitted immigrants from Eastern Europe to enlist.
[to_like]Today, approximately 25,000 non citizens serve on active duty, with an additional 5,000 enlisting every year. To recognize the sacrifices made by non-citizens during times of war, they are provided with an opportunity for expedited citizenship under a July 2002 Executive Order. Approximately 80,000 members of the Armed Forces have attained their citizenship while serving.
So What Is The MAVNI Program
Military Accessions Vital To National Interest is a program that was authorized by the US Secretary of Defense. The program allows Military Recruiter’s to recruit certain legal aliens, who possess skill sets considered to be vital to our national defense. Individuals holding these critical skills would be eligible to enlist without regard to their citizenship status.
The Army is currently seeking certain non immigrant aliens with foreign language abilities. In addition Health Care Professionals (doctors, dentist, nurses), can apply to be an AMEDD Officer.
As of October 1, 2012, the MAVNI program has been reopened, and available nationwide. The program has been extended through May of 2014. The program was previously active for one year and closed in 2010.
For additional information about the 2012-2013 Mavni Program:
- USAA Free Secured Checking For MAVNI Applicants
- Qualifications for the MAVNI Language Program
- Kababayan Los Angeles Conducts MAVNI Interview With Richard Loew
- MAVNI Information Paper Updated 13 September 2012
- MAVNI Recruiter Checklist
- USAREC Message 12-245 MAVNI Recruitment Pilot
- USAREC Message 12-248 MAVNI Recruitment Pilot For Healthcare Professionals
- USAREC Message 13-037 Oral Proficiency Interview For MAVNI
- USAREC Message 13-012 Accelerated Naturalization Opportunity For All Non-Citizens
- Social Security Numbers For MAVNI Applicants
- MAVNI OPI Request Form
- Special Forces Volunteer Statement For MAVNI Applicants