A great choice if you want to serve your country, learn a skill while you earn, work in any of 4,000 occupations, save for college or attend college.
The military may be a good first job choice for you and/or a way to put aside money for college. The Armed Forces offer many training programs which prepare young men and women for civilian jobs. Pamphlets describing the variety of military training programs are available in the College & Career Center.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a FREE test given to high school Juniors and Seniors (Sophomores on space available basis) to evaluate their academic and occupational skills. The ASVAB measures aptitudes as well as knowledge and is an excellent indicator of what the student may score on the SAT as well as what they may enjoy as a career. The test consists of 8 areas (general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information and mechanical comprehension) and takes approximately 3 hours to take. A few weeks later an one hour interpretation helps students understand their score and how they can use the results to explore careers. It is available twice at no cost to students. It can be used alone or as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program to assist you in discovering your skills and possible career choices.
Draft Registration: Upon reaching 18 years of age all males are required to register for the Selective Service. Register at any Post Office or online at Selective Service System.
Before signing any contract for military service, discuss the terms of the contract with your parent/guardian .