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U.S. Military and Selective Service

Military

Campus Visits:
Each of the military branches make regular visits to the WHS campus during lunch and occasionally make classroom presentations.  Check in the WHS College & Career Resource Center, bulletin or calendar for dates and times.
 
Information about the Reserve Officers Training Corps
 

Selective Service System

According to Federal Law, all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. You must register with Selective Service to stay eligible for student loans, government jobs, job training and obtaining or renewing a drivers license in most states. Registration is easy and takes only a matter of minutes.  Go online or visit the local Post Office and ask for a registration card.

Students who are serious about exploring their military options should take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  The ASVAB is an nine-part, three-hour test designed to identify a student's aptitudes and strengths.  Taking the ASVAB in no way obligates a student to the military.  A student must, however, obtain a minimum score on the ASVAB in order to enlist in the military.  Recruiters usually make the testing arrangements for the ASVAB.  Call the local recruiting office to schedule a testing date.
 

Coast Guard Summer AIM Program

Summer program for students interested in the Coast Guard

 
United States Military Academies:

Military Academies are undergraduate colleges that prepare young men and women to become professional officers in the United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.  High school students who are interested in attending one of these academies, should begin the process as early as their Sophomore year, but not later than their Junior year.  For admissions information refer to the following websites:  

United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) 

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Military Academy-West Point

United States Air Force Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

 
U.S. Military Branch Websites: