Join the Philippine Army…

Serve the people. Secure the land.

NOW IS YOUR TURN TO LEAD TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE JOIN THE PHILIPPINE ARMY!

Every year, young Filipinos, such as yourself, take their turn to carry on the proud legacy of our military traditions.

 

Officers in the Philippine Army are Soldiers for peace and progress. Armed with tactical skills and partnership perspectives, the Army Officer serves the twin objectives of defense and development. In the ever-changing dynamics of public service, a career in the Army is open to every imaginable field of expertise and study-doctors, engineers, academics managers computer specialists Communicators , architects, and the list is endless. For the Army serves the public interest whether in defense of democracy or in pursuit of progress. The Army that you can build is one that is professional, driven, and results-oriented. An Army manned by men and women of versatile expertise, ready to respond to the challenges of growth and development.

As the Team Army adage goes: Every Soldier Counts! Readily available to every soldier are non-wage benefit like family health care services, free billeting facilities, progressive leadership education at par with civilian counterparts and other prestigious training opportunities around the Philippines and as well as abroad. Live the life of a leader.

 

Be an Army Officer:

For those who would want to become part of the Cadet Corps Armed Forces of the Philippines and later on serve as one of the leaders of the AFP, he/she may take the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) entrance examination.

The following are the qualifications to be a PMA Cadet:

  • Natural born Filipino citizen
  • Physically fit and of good moral character
  • Single and has never been married
  • Must pass the PMA Entrance Examination
  • No administrative/criminal case
  • At least high school graduate
  • Height requirement for both male and female is 5 feet (not to exceed 6’4″ for both)
  • At least 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on 01 April of the year following the date of examination taken.

Applicants younger than 17 years old or/and at least 16 years old on 01 April following the date of examination may apply for cadetship provided that the applicant possesses the above mentioned qualifications. Should the applicant pass the qualifying exam, the procedure in handling the underage applicants will apply.

For Officer Candidates that will undergo Officer Candidate Course (OCC), he/she must possess the following qualifications:

  • Holder of a baccalaureate degree;
  • Natural-born Filipino
  • 21 to 29 years of age upon admission (no age waiver);
  • Single and never been married; never borne or sired a child;
  • Height of not less than 5’0 ft. (152.4cm) both for male and female, but not more than 6’4” (193.04 cm);
  • Of good moral character;
  • Physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service (P1 profile);
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test(AFPSAT) raw score of 71 or higher;
  • Must have passed other pre-entry written examinations given by the Philippine Army (Army Qualifying Exam (AQE) & Special Written Exam (SWE)); and
  • Must pass the Physical Medical Exam and Physical Fitness Test conducted in the Philippine Army thru PAOSC

For Officer Candidates that will undergo the Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), he/she must have the following qualifications:

  • Commissioned in the Reserve Force as second lieutenant
  • Must not be over 31 years old on the date of Called to Active Duty (CAD);
  • Physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service (P1 profile);
  • Holder of a baccalaureate degree;
  • Height of not less than 5’0 ft. (152.4cm) both for male and female, but not more than 6’4” (193.04 cm);
  • Of good moral character;
  • AFPSAT raw score of 71 or higher;
  • Must have passed other pre-entry written examinations given by the Philippine Army (AQE & SWE); and
  • Must pass the PME and PFT conducted in the PA thru PAOSC

Applicants must bring the following initial requirements:

  • Original Transcript of Records
  • Original College Diploma
  • NSO-Issued Birth Certificate (Original)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • 2×2 Picture

 

Be an Enlisted Personnel:

For Candidate Soldiers, he must possess the following qualifications:

  • Natural-born Filipino citizen
  • With 72 units in college or if a high school graduate, must possess technical skills/talents needed by the AFP;
  • At least 18 to 23 years old before the date of appointment as Candidate Soldier;
  • At least 5’0” or 60 inches in height. Similarly, height waiver is no longer issued by the Command;
  • Single and without child;
  • Of good moral character;
  • AFPSAT score of at least 45;
  • Must have passed the pre-qualifying PFT and PME; and
  • Physically and mentally fit for military training

To be qualified in taking the AFPSAT, the candidate must bring the following documents:

  • Original Transcript of Record/Form 137
  • Original College Diploma
  • Original Birth Certificate (NSO)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • 2×2 Picture

As a member of the Philippine Army, one can get competitive pay and allowances, opportunities for post-graduate studies both local and abroad, insurance and healthcare benefits, billeting and house privileges, job security, leadership and other skills training, an opportunity to lead the Army and opportunities for career advancement.

 

Pay and Benefits

  • Pay and allowances(Monthly Gross)
    • Candidate Soldier – P15,765.00
    • Private (Enlisted Personnel) – P22,204.00
    • Offcer Candidate – P33,665.00
    • 2LT (Call to Active Duty) – P36, 945.00
  • Insurance and healthcare Benefits
  • Billeting and housing privileges
  • Job security
  • Leadership and other skills trainings
  • Opportunity for career advancement based on performance
  • Opportunities for Post graduate Studies both within the country and abroad
  • An opportunity to lead in the Army

 

Contacts 

ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICE- LUZON (ARO-LUZON)

Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City
Landline: (02) 845-9555 local 6843 
Cell phone: 0921-975-5548
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AROLuzonOfficialPage

ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICE- VISAYAS (ARO-VISAYAS)

Camp Lapu-lapu, Lahug, Cebu City
Landline: (032) 231-5157
Cell phone: 0916-640-5919
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AROVisayasOfficialPage

ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICE- MINDANAO (ARO-MINDANAO)

Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City
Landline: (088) 850-5279
Cell phone: 0939-954-7673/0927-332-1077/0926-467-4644/0917-712-1222
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AROMindanaoOfficialPage
                 https://www.facebook.com/AROZamboangaOfficialPage

 

FOR ENLISTMENT:

Interested aspirants may inquire at the nearest Regional Community Defense Groups (RCDGs), and any Army Units listed below.

  • Headquarters Philippine Army (Fort Bonifacio, Makati City)
  • 5th Infantry Division (Gamu, Isabela)
  • 7th Infantry Division ( Nueva Ecija)
  • 1st RCDG ( Pangasinan)
  • 3rd Infantry Division (Iloilo City)
  • 8th Infantry Division (Catbalogan)
  • 53rd Engineering Brigade (Cebu City)
  • 1st Infantry Division (Zamboanga City)
  • 4th Infantry Division (Cagayan de Oro)
  • 6th Infantry Division (Cotabato City)
  • 11 RCDG (Davao City)