US Army Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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    Soldier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Benning, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Benning, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 12 months - interviewed at US Army.

    Interview Details

    OSUT, Airborne, RIP, training cycle and deployment before you're accepted by unit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Squad Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vicenza (Italy)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vicenza (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Army in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    This is not the same as a regular job, obviously. First of all, you don't interview initially to get in the Army. It's more like a serious of tests and then they figure out where you would be best suited, and they give you an array of options that is both available and suited to your battery scores, then, you get to pick which one you like. By the way, recruiters LIE! The person who will tell you what is what for real, will be the MOS (military occupation specialty) counselor at MEPS (Military Entry Processing Station.) He does not get any points for more soldiers he signs up, and he really doesn't care if you join or you don't.

    However.... when you are going for your first Non-Commisioned officer rank, there is most definitely an "interview" process. The amount of paper work involved typically can be quite staggering. The best advice I can give for preparing for this "interview" (it's called a board) is to study random army trivia ALL OF THE TIME, and constantly write and append to your own personal bio. They have this thing called an "i love me" book, and its where you keep all of your paper work that says you can do stuff and perhaps do it well. The actual interview can be easy as pie, or the most incredible grueling and humiliating experience ever. If you are in an Infantry unit, especially an Airborne one, expect the latter.

    Interview Questions
    • Recently, the Army repeal its DADT (don't ask don't tell) policy. This means that it is ok to be openly gay in the Military. What do you think this changes in your counseling, and mentoring of your soldiers.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The Army doesn't negotiate with terrorists.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    O3 - Army - Captain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Point, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Point, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 10 months - interviewed at US Army.

    Interview Details

    The process of becoming an officer is pretty standardized. There are 3 ways to be commissioned in the US Army:
    1) Attend the United States Military Academy at West Point (or other service academy and transfer in some cases)
    2) Attend ROTC program on contract to join the Army at the end
    3) Attend Officer Candidate School

    There are dozens of potential "jobs" within the US Army that you will have a chance to choose/state preference for during the selection process

    Interview Questions
    • There is no "interview" per say...the most difficult thing for most people will be physical fitness. Google APFT to learn the standard and assume you need to be scoring 90pts per event as an officer (event hough 60 pts per event is "passing")   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is none.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Infantry Captain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Point, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Point, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 months - interviewed at US Army.

    Interview Details

    I was commissioned through a service academy, rather than through a recruiter, per se. The process for admission to this 4-year college/experience is physically, mentally, and emotionally rigorous. Admission is exclusively limited to those who have been top performers during high school and early adulthood. The limitations continue as you approach commissioning upon graduation. Joining the infantry is a choice, but not an easy one to make.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to commit the best years of your life to a rugged, demanding lifestyle that is potentially damaging to your relationships and will most certainly put your life at risk?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Second Lieutenant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at US Army.

    Interview Details

    Meet requirements for OCS, USMA, ROTC.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, NH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at US Army.

    Interview Details

    None

    Interview Questions
    • Will you deply to a war zone you don't politically support?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Work out and learn to suck up when going through your military training.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at US Army in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    You go and see a military recruiter who then schedules you to see doctors to ensure you meet the physical and mental criteria. You also take tests to include the ASVAB and have to score above 30 some odd percent over the population. Once you pass all of the screening you will be given a chance to go into the plethora of fields in the ARMY, then you're shipped off to basic training which is tougher than most job interviews in the world. You pass that, you're then sent to a technically advanced course where you can focus on the field you chose or were chosen to go into.

    Interview Questions
    • If you opt to take the Defensive Language Aptitude Battery after scoring high enough during the ASVAB You will take a very very long language test. You will be given a very short for comprehension and then be asked a lot of questions in a made up language.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    G.I Bill. College payback options, enlistment bonus options. Places I would like to travel to. Which foreign language I preferred to learn. How many years out of the initial 8 year enlistment contract did I want to serve on Active Duty.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Special Forces Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Bragg, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at US Army in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    A two week selection that tested your mental and physical abilities. Based on how well you meet their target, is your corresponding chance to be selected to further the training. Heavy weights carried miles, problem solving abilities, work capacity, physical fitness and IQ are all a part of the testing

    Interview Questions
    • A local village leader needs water, but in order to restore the water you must cut off another village's water. What would you do in the circumstance?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    E-6 Rank Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Sam Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Sam Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at US Army in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    For the E-6 board you are asked multiple questions about the Army, your MOS, and you company's mission. You are judge on your appearance, knowledge, and military bearing.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were the company commander, what changes would you make?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not in the Army.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Power Station Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Benning, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Benning, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at US Army.

    Interview Details

    Go and see your local recruiter. They will ensure you are qualified. Then you will go to MEPS and sign a contract. Shortly after this, you will go to basic combat training and advanced individual training.

    Interview Questions
    • WHAT IN THE F**K ARE YOU DOING PRIVATE!!!!!!!!   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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