HOW TO JOIN THE PHILIPPINE ARMY | Qualification, Requirements and Recruitment Process

 

Looking for a stable job in government sector? Want to be a soldier and serve our motherland? Join the Philippine Army!




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The Philippine Army (PA) or Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas is the main, oldest and largest branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), responsible for ground warfare.

 

OFFICER CANDIDATE COURSE (OCC)

 
Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree holder
  • Natural-born Filipino Citizen
  • Single with no parental obligation
  • At least 5 feet tall (both male and female)
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • At least 21 years old but not a day older than 27 years old upon oath-taking
  • No pending case in any court

 

Officer candidates are entitled of the following:

- Pay and allowances (PhP41,696.00/month)
- Healthcare benefits
- Billeting and housing privileges
- Job security
- Leadership and other skills trainings
- Opportunity for career advancement based on performance
- Opportunities for local and international post graduate studies
- An opportunity to lead in the Army


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OFFICER CANDIDATE COURSE - RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (OCC-ROTC)

 

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree holder
  • Natural-born Filipino Citizen
  • Single with no parental obligation
  • At least 5 feet tall (both male and female)
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • At least 21 years old but not a day older than 28 years old on the date of graduation at the Officer Candidate School (OCS)
  • MS43 graduate
  • No pending cases in any court
 
Officer candidates are entitled of the following:


- Pay and allowances (PhP41, 696.00/month )
- Healthcare benefits
- Billeting and housing privileges
- Job security
- Leadership and other skills trainings
- Opportunity for career advancement based on performance
- Opportunities for local and international post graduate studies
- An opportunity to lead in the Army

 

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CANDIDATE SOLDIER COURSE (CSC)

 
Qualifications:
  • At least 72 units or Senior High School graduate
  • Natural-born Filipino Citizen
  • Single with no parental obligation
  • At least 5 feet tall (both male and female)
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • At least 18 years old but not a day older than 26 years old upon entry
  • No pending cases in any court

 

Candidate Soldiers are entitled of the following:

- Pay and allowances (PhP33,327.00/month)
- Healthcare benefits
- Billeting and housing privileges
- Job security
- Leadership and other skills trainings
- Opportunity for career advancement based on performance

 
 

SPECIAL ENLISTMENT

 
 
Qualifications:
  • Must be an AFPSAT passer
  • Natural-born Filipino citizen
  • At least 18 years old but not a day older than 36 years old
  • Single or married
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • With good moral character
  • No pending cases in any court

 

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Requirements / Documents


1. Diploma (College / Senior High School)

2.
Transcript of Records / Form 137-A / Copy of Grades

3.
PSA Birth Certificate

4.
Any government issued ID




Where and How to Apply

 
 
Online
 
1. Register online thru https://join.army.mil.ph
 

2. Wait for approval thru your registered email
*if approved, print your confirmation slip and proceed to Army Recruitment Office on your scheduled examination
*if disapproved, check your registered email for the reason/s of disapproval
Comply with the requirements then register again to https://join.army.mil.ph

3. Present your confirmation slip to Army Recruitment Personnel


 


Walk-in

 Please visit Army Recruitment Office nearest you or their respective FB pages regarding the PROCEDURE (HOW TO APPLY) for the recruitment.
 
  • Army Recruitment Office Luzon
Location: CMOR Compound, Lawton Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
  • Army Recruitment Office Visayas
Location: Camp Lapu-lapu, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Army Recruitment Office Mindanao
Location: Camp Evangelista, Cagayan De Oro City

 

 

Application Process


STEP 1: Registration (prepare your requirements)

STEP 2: Examination (free)

Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT)
Army Qualifying Test (AQT)
Special Written Exam (SWE)
STEP 3: Initial Board Interview

STEP 4: Physical Fitness Test (sit up, push up, run)

STEP 5: Physical Medical Exam (free at the nearest Military Station Hospitals)

STEP 6: Final Board Interview

STEP 7: Oath Taking

 

For Inquiries


For inquiries, you may contact the following Army Recruitment Office:

  • Army Recruitment Office Luzon
Location: CMOR Compound, Lawton Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig CityContact Numbers: 09269297984 / 09610339359 or 8459555 local 6843
  • Army Recruitment Office Visayas
Location: Camp Lapu-lapu, Lahug, Cebu City
Contact Numbers: (032) 231-5157, 09204373125 ; Panay Island - 09154846086 ; Negros Island - 09163464093 ; Cebu - 09991882535 ; Bohol - 09176800267 ; Samar/Leyte Island – 09273733660
  • Army Recruitment Office Mindanao
Location: Camp Evangelista, Cagayan De Oro City
Contact Numbers: 09915338807 or 09618335295 

 

 

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