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The branches of the military are: Army (goarmy.com), Marine Corps (www.marines.mil/), Navy (www.navy.mil/), Air Force (af.mil/), Coast Guard (uscg.mil/).
Each branch has different requirements. Minimum entrance age requirements are 17 with parental consent or 18 without parent consent.
**Keep in mind almost all male US citizens living in the U.S., who are 18-25 are required to register with the selective service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Unless a young man is institutionalized, homebound, or "in such a physical or mental condition that he would not comprehend the nature of his registration with the Selective Service System," he is required to register with the Selective Service. For more information go online at www.sss.gov. Registration is available at any US post office or on line at www.sss.gov (you must have a social security number to register on line).
Physical requirements vary greatly. Generally speaking, potential service members should be in good physical condition, of appropriate weight and able to pass a standard physical screening prior to entry.
Success in any branch of the Military depends on a good education and a high school diploma is most desire able. Candidates with a GED can enlist but some services may limit opportunities. It is very difficult to be considered a serious candidate without a high school diploma. In any case, staying in school is important for entering the military.
US citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens (people with a "Green Card") may join the US Military.
**for information about citizenship visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
How can a young person learn what job might be good for him or her?
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test helps young people identify the things they're good at, the things they're interested in and good job matches.
ASVAB Test - Information
The official ASVAB website is www.asvabprogram.com and it provides an abundance of information on the ASVAB test and what it measures. It also has a practice test with questions from each category to view types of questions on the test. Calculators are not permitted on the test - even the math portion.
The ASVAB is one of the most widely used, multiple aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. Students may take the test at some high schools or through a recruiter and may retest at any time. The battery of tests take about 3 hours. the military uses the students' ASVAB scores to identify the occupations that best suit their abilities. Junior, senior and post secondary school students can use their ASVAB scores for enlistment for up to two years after taking the test.
The 8 ASVAB Test areas are:
|Last Updated: 6/30/14|