Military Service

  • Joining the military enables you to serve your country, earn a salary right away, earn your college degree while in the service, or have the government pay for a large part of your college expenses after you leave the service. 

If military service is your best choice after graduation, how can you prepare for it now?

  • Talk to a Recruiter

    Reach out to a recruiter from each branch of service. Most branches of service have recruiters who will visit your campus.  Not all services offer the same opportunities.  You need to find out what each one offers and what your obligation is in return.  

  • Take the A.S.V.A.B. Test

    The A.S.V.A.B. is offered on your campus or you may contact a recruiting office for the next test date.  The scores might point the way to surprising opportunities in the service. Although the test is administered by the military, it is not (and never has been) a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces.  See your CCMR specialist or counselor for the A.S.V.A.B. test date at your campus.       

  • Join the Jr. R.O.T.C.

    To begin military training early and have an advantage in rank after you join the service.  See the military information and check with your counselor about specialized military opportunities, such as, the military academies, R.O.T.C. scholarships, and reserve programs.  Some of these require preparation during the junior year.      

    For more information, please visit the NEISD JROTC website.

  • Military Academies

    Many young men and women wish to attend one of the service academies to serve their country as a military officer.  The screening process is a rigorous one and begins early.  Some senators have a November 1st deadline.  If you are interested, you need to see your counselor in the spring of your junior year to begin the necessary testing and paperwork. The following addresses are provided for your information:


Director of Admissions
United States Military Academy
Building 606
West Point, New York 10996

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Candidate Guidance Office
United States Naval Academy
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5017
(410) 293-1858

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Air Force

Director of Admissions
2304 Cadet Drive,
Suite 2300 USAF Academy, Colorado 80840

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Coast Guard

Director of Admissions
United States Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, Connecticut 06320-8103

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Merchant Marines

Director of Admissions
United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Rd
Kings Point, New York 11024-1699
1-866-546-4778 or (516) 726-5800

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All males must register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Those who do not register will not be eligible for financial aid.

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R.O.T.C. scholarships pay young men and women to go to college before they serve four to six years in the military service. Standards for acceptance are very high and the process of testing and applying must begin early. To receive information about R.O.T.C. opportunities, call:

Army 1-800-U.S.A.-R.O.T.C.,
Navy: 1-800-U.S.A.- N.A.V.Y.,
or Air Force: 1-800-552-0033.