United States Military Branches
For more information about joining the military, explore the websites below.
For all branches and branch overviews: http://www.military.com/
For specific branches:
NC National Guard
High School Activities
Consider joining the Raleigh Battalion of the US Navy Sea Cadets; a group of young people ages 11-17 who want to learn about the military and are ambitious, self-disciplined, physically motivated and have strong academic performance. Cadets meet during the school year to learn about the Navy. In addition, Cadets have the opportunity to participate in special advanced training and boot camps across the country during the summer months and winter holidays.
For more information visit this site: http://www.raleighseacadets.com/
The military academies are listed below with a link to their websites. The application process for each are slightly different but all are very competitive processes. Please read all you can and plan to start this process no later than the beginning of your junior year in high school. Considering applying to the academies on par or more difficult than being accepted to schools like Duke University.
United States Air Force Academy - http://www.usafa.af.mil/
United States Coast Guard Academy - http://www.cga.edu/
United States Military Academy - West Point - Army - http://www.westpoint.edu
United States Naval Academy - http://www.usna.edu
Summer Camps at the Military Academies
There are several opportunities to attend summer camps and seminars associated with the U.S. military academies
U.S. Air Force Academy
- Summer Seminar - rising 12th graders
- Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program - rising 12th graders
- Summer Leaders Experience - rising 12th graders
- Summer STEM Program - rising 9th through 11th grades
- Summer Seminar - rising 12th graders
- Navy Sports Camps - various grades
ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps
ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United states that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation from college. Each service branch has its own version of an ROTC program.
If you are serious about joining ROTC please know that you should apply to the ROTC program at the same time you apply to the college who hosts the program. For example, if you apply to UNC Chapel Hill and want to join the an ROTC program at Chapel Hill, you should apply to the ROTC program at the same time you apply for admissions to UNC Chapel Hill. The ROTC application process is described in the ROTC site for each program at each college or university.
For general information about ROTC, please visit the following website:
Not all colleges and universities offer ROTC. To determine if the college/university you are interested in offers an ROTC program, use the links below:
Air Force ROTC - this link provides access to the AIR FORCE ROTC college programs in each state in the U.S.
Army ROTC - this link provides access to the ARMY ROTC college programs in each state in the U.S.
Navy ROTC - this link provides access to the NAVY ROTC college programs in each state in the U.S.
The Marine Corps participate in the NAVY ROTC program.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) was designed by the Department of Defense to assist students across our nation learn more about career exploration and planning. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, and interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.
The ASVAB is offered to 10-12 graders at Green Hope High School during the Fall semester.
Use the following links to access practice tests for the ASVAB: http://www.military.com/ASVAB
This site will walk you through practice math questions for the test http://www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=67
Study guide for vocabulary, reading comprehension, and math http://www.4tests.com/training/default.asp