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
Service Academy - Click here for Nomination Process
Four service academies combine education along with special training. Competition is extremely fierce to get into the academies; three require nominations. Once accepted, you receive full benefits along with a tuition-free education. All graduates earn a bachelor's of science degree.
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.
Questions? Stop by Room 103 or talk to your school counselor
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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. Mr. Tompkins or Mrs. Rollosson (Veteran) will be happy to assist you.