Military Options

There are five branches of the military that you may consider as a career option. They include the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy in addition to their respective Guard and Reserve units. Local recruiters may visit Wausau West and be available to speak with students who are interested in learning more about career options and educational benefits.

More information about joining the military: Today's Military

Selective Service

All males must register for the Selective Service when they turn 18. Failure to register will result in up to a 5 year prison sentence or a $250,000 fine. Failure to register will also disqualify male students from qualifying for federal student loans or grants and state and federal jobs.


The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) can assess academic ability and predict success in a wide variety of military and civilian occupations. Students will learn how their verbal, math, science and technical skills compare to other students in the same grade level. Juniors and seniors who are either interested the military or general career exploration are eligible to take the ASVAB in the fall, when it is offered in the Career Center. See Mrs. Pond for information about signing up to take the ASVAB at West. ASVAB prep books are available in the Career Center.

Official Site of the ASVAB ASVAB information