Temporary Alien Students, Nurses and Doctors Qualify to Serve in U.S. Military

The Defense Department announced today a pilot program to admit into military service, 1000 certain temporary nonimmigrant legal aliens who have lived in the United States
for at least two years who have special skills in the medical field (doctors and nurses) and students with strategic foreign language and cultural skills needed in the military.

Non-citizens have served in the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War. Approximately 29,000 non-citizens serve in today's U.S. military including approximately
8,000 permanent resident aliens. Accelerated citizenship opportunity exists for those who volunteer their services thus.