You’ll know Elvis as the ‘King of Rock and Roll,’ but did you know that the Jailhouse Rock singer was, for a short period of time, also a soldier in the United States Army? It’s true. If you’ve ever wondered ‘was Elvis in the Army,’ then this page is for you. We’ll run you through everything you need to know about how one of music’s biggest stars came to serve. Elvis was eligible for the draft, and in late 1957, just before Christmas, the popular singer was summoned to join the United States army. As you can imagine, the news sent shockwaves through the music world, since, at this time, Elvis was very much a household name. Originally, he was offered a position with Special Services, which included the military’s entertainment branch. It was thought that Elvis could spend the duration of his military career singing to troops and all-around keeping spirits high.