Hundreds and thousands of young Filipinos have this burning desire to serve the country, and that is why many of them consider to be a part of the Philippine Army recruitment.
Joining the Philippine Army is indeed a noble way to protect and render service to our countrymen. But similar to careers in other fields and industries, there are a number of requirements and qualifications that applicants must be able to comply in order for them to join.
If you think that this career is for you and you have that heart that’s ready to serve your motherland, here are the things you need to learn about applying for the Philippine Army.
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Philippines Army applicants must have the following qualifications:
Before anything else, your qualifications will be important in determining whether you can take the next steps or not, like the examinations and the training. To become a PMA cadet, applicants must be natural born Filipino citizens and must be single and never married. They should be at least 5’0 when it comes to height and this is true for both men and women. They should have good moral character, no records of misconduct or records of administrative or criminal case. They must be between 17 and 22 years old but they should not be a day older than 22 years on the first of April on the year when they will be taking the examination.
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Now these are just the basic requirements for the cadet position, but for those who want to apply for the Officer Candidate Course, there is a different set of requirements that they need to comply and that includes their college degree, passing of the AFPSAT and pre-qualifying exams and they must be between 21 to 29 years old by the time they get admitted. They should also be physically, psychologically and mentally fit and should pass the Physical Fitness Test and the Physical Medical Exam conducted by the Philippine Army recruitment team.
For enlisted personnel, similar requirements are needed, only that the applicants must be between 18 and 26 years of age, and they should reach a score of 80 percent or higher in the AFP Aptitude Test Battery.
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The application forms can be downloaded from the official website of the Philippine Army. For more information, applicants can also contact the respective Army Recruitment Centers in their location.
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