After High School: Military Service

When it comes to learning about the Military, knowing where to start your research may seem daunting. The first steps to considering service include understanding the Military's basic entrance requirements, exploring the different Service branches and deciding between enlisted and officer career paths.

Learning About Entrance Requirements
First things first: Before choosing a Service branch, a potential recruit has to meet the Military's basic entrance requirements. (Each Service has different requirements, but some apply to the Military as a whole.) They include factors such as age, education level, physical condition and U.S. citizenship status. 

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Exploring Branches and Types of Service
The Military is comprised of 12 branches: five Active Duty and seven part-time duty. Active-duty service members are full-time members of the Military. They are employed either domestically or overseas. Part-time service options fall under two types: Reserve and National Guard. These service members have civilian careers and train one weekend out of each month at a unit located nearby. Part-time service members participate in an annual two-week program that allows them to utilize all of the training they received throughout the year. 

>> Learn more about types of military service 

Meeting with a Recruiter
After deciding which Service branch and service type they're interested in pursuing, the best way for someone to get answers to any questions they have about the Military is to meet with a recruiter.

>> Learn more about Recruiters

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For more information about the WMHS JROTC program, contact:

Senior Army Instructor 
Colonel James McGrory 

Army Instructor 
First Sergeant Carolyn Suazo