"Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) enables US
military to recruit foreign nationals with critical language and
cultural skills who have been legally present in US for at least 2
years. MAVNI admitted soldiers briefly in 2009 and was a resounding
success. It saved DoD hundreds of thousands of dollars and is endorsed
by military and congressional leaders. However, for the past 19 months
MAVNI has been held up by DoD bureaucracy. MAVNI applicants are
passionate about serving the US. They possess the language, regional and
cultural skills that Secretary of Defense Panetta has called 'enduring
warfighting competencies that are critical to mission readiness in
today's dynamic global environment.' We request your help to overcome bureaucratic barriers and reopen MAVNI." - White House petition; 25,000 signatures needed by Nov. 28, 2011!
Great Program. Over 1,000 already finished their pre-enlistment exams and inspection and all ready to sign the enlistment contract for our Armed Forces. We need your support and 25,000+ signatures to have the White House expedite and give the green light to this program. All the infrastructures for MAVNI have been already been established, tested, and ready to go! Sign the Petition. Write to your congressional representatives. Overcome DoD bureaucracy. Support our Armed Forces and Future Soldiers!
Where can I petition? Please let me know. I can get over 100 signatures.
Anyone willing to fight and posible die for the US, should be welcomed as a citizen.
I sincerely don't think it worked. All comments that Mavni did work and was a success are a farce. While most people want to serve in exchange for either a citizenship or just serving their adopted motherland, it is deplorable that most educated Mavnis end up driving trucks in Afghanistan or cleaning their offices in the finest "detail" hour. Such program should restart when the military is ready to give them what they are best for, officers from day one.
it's great program, it will help many immigrant to serve in military, most important it will be good for our country.