The Military is made up of six branches, each with their own active-duty and part-time components. Each varies in service commitment, location and how its members contribute to the overall mission of protecting our country, though all components are on the same rank-based pay scale (Today's Military, 2021). Learn more in ways to serve
Choosing your path: Enlisted and Officer Careers
Enlisted members make up most of the military workforce. They receive training in a job specialty and do most of the hands-on work. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to enlist in the military, but you may have fewer options.
Each service has its own physical requirements and fitness standards.
You must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to enlist. This test helps identifies your strengths to determine the careers best suited for your future success.
Five service academies combine education along with special training. Once accepted, you receive full benefits along with a tuition-free education. All graduates earn a bachelor's of science degree. Competition is extremely fierce to get into the academies. Four require nominations: U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), U.S. Military Academy (USMA), U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).
ASVAB at CHS
Sign up to take the official ASVAB at CHS. Seats are limited to 18 students per test date, so sign up early. Contact the CCRC to register.
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Still have questions? Officer vs Enlisted, ROTC vs Academy, Reserve vs Active?
We will help you learn all about the different branches and process to enlist or earn a commission.
Stop by the CCRC in Room 103 for more info. Mrs. Rollosson (Veteran) and Mrs. Hartfield will be happy to assist you.