We continue the updates on the MAVNI program. Through MAVNI, the U.S. Armed Forces will recruit nationwide for health care professionals and in New York City for those fluent in certain languages.
Health care professionals will have the choice between a three-year contractual active duty tour or a six-year commitment to serving in the military’s Selected Reserve. Both physicians and nurses may seek enlistment through MAVNI as health care professionals.
MAVNI language recruits must enlist for a minimum four-year contractual active duty tour. Applicants should make sure that they fully understand this commitment, and any other standard requirements beyond these time frames that apply when enlisting in the U.S. Army.
The list of medical specialties sought is set out in Appendix 2 of the Army’s fact sheet. The list includes a wide range of medical practice areas and specialties for physicians. There is also a need for general dentists and oral surgeons, as well as all nursing specialties. There are other positions available, such as physician’s assistant, clinical psychologist, optometrist, and veterinarian.
The MAVNI program is seeking individuals proficient in the following languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian-Khmer, Chinese, Czech, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Moro, Nepalese, Persian (both Dari and Farsi), Polish, Punjabi, Pushtu (aka Pashto), Russian, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, and Yoruba.
The MAVNI program requires that all naturalized enlistees complete at least five years of honorable military service or their naturalization may be revoked. The MAVNI program will end on December 31, 2009, or when 1,000 individuals have been recruited, whichever occurs first. The MAVNI program could be extended or expanded, based upon decisions by the U.S. Department of Defense.
We will keep you posted for more info. If you are serious about this program, you will need to act fast.