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Begin your pathway to serve.  Students looking at the Enlistment pathway are interested in learning more about the military.  With so many options of military careers, students can explore a wide variety of occupations within the 5 branches of the military.  Students should understand the requirements for each branch, maintain good grades, speak with a counselor and recruiter, and review the expectations. 

Students may wish to explore this pathway by taking a JROTC course.  

Getting Started

Visit the official page of the United States Government to read more about the basic requirements and process for joining the military.

Know Your Options:

The military offers 5 branches each.  Each branch has different age limits.

The five military branches: Marines, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, and Navy
Maintain Good Grades:
Education and Testing.  High School Diploma or GED (Your options may be limited.) Everyone must take the ASVAB test.

Candidates are not accepted into today's military without a high school diploma or GED (Although not all branches accept the GED).  The better you perform on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and in school, the more job opportunities and choices you will have in the Services.  High schools dropouts are not accepted into today's military.   Students that enter the military are also eligible to apply for military scholarships.  These scholarships are offered to allow service members, veterans and their families opportunities to pursue a college degree.

Learn from Others:
The best way to find out more about the the military is to speak to those that have served.  High school students are encouraged to speak with their JROTC Instructor, a family member, or local recruiters.  You can find additional contact information by viewing the links to the left. 

Review Expectations:
Read your contract carefully. You are only guaranteed what is written on paper.
Before becoming military personnel, recruits must decide the Service in which they want to enlist. (e.i. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines)
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Basic Training
Each Service's Basic Training spans different lengths of time—7 to 12 weeks.  Additional training is also required for each Service.
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More Training
As full-fledged members of the U.S. military, individuals receive additional training to develop skills they need for specific jobs.

Student should explore the classes offered on their campus and in the district.  Click here to view the High School Registration Guide.