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Only Active Duty, U.S. Armed Forces personnel, to include Reservists and National Guard on activated orders are eligible to compete in Armed Forces Championships and any subsequent higher-level competition. Reserve and Guard personnel must contact their respective Service Branch Sports office for further details.
Individuals in an Officer Accession Program with the rank of Cadet or Midshipman (Academy or, ROTC) are not eligible for Armed Forces Championships nor any subsequent higher-level competition.
Individuals in a retired status are not eligible to compete in Armed Forces Championships, nor any subsequent higher-level competition.
Coast Guard personnel are authorized to participate with Navy teams in Armed Forces competitions. Navy and Marine Corps personnel may participate on the team of the Service where the athlete is assigned. This must be coordinated through the respective Service Sports Offices.
Space Force personnel currently participate under the Air Force Sports Office.
Each Service branch has their own respective application process and qualification requirements. All potential athletes must apply through their Service branch sports office. If you are not currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, you are not eligible to participate.
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Standard Operating Procedures
Armed Forces Championship Sport Rules
Anti-Doping Information for Athletes, Coaches and Organizers