SSGT Daniel E. Torres
SSG Cody W. Kindrick
Petty Officer Bonnie Gonzalez
SGT Tyler D. Ridgely
QM2(SW) Benjamin Knox
YOU HAVE A CALLING.
WE HAVE AN ANSWER.
The Military can help you fulfill your passion.
TYPES OF MILITARY SERVICE
The Military is comprised of 12 Service branches: five Active Duty and seven part-time duty. Part-time duty consists of five Reserve and two Guard branches. Each branch varies greatly in service commitment, location and how its members contribute to the overall mission of protecting our country, though all branches are on the same rank-based pay scale. Knowing the differences between the Services will help you choose which branch fits you best.ROTC PROGRAMS
Founded in 1916, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s 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 a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. As detailed below, each Service branch has its own take on ROTC.SERVICE ACADEMIES
The Military offers some unique educational opportunities for students who plan to pursue a college degree. These options, Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges and Maritime Academies, offer world-class education and a deeper understanding of military culture. Plus, most of these schools grant scholarship money in exchange for a period of service. Check out the different schools to see what they can offer. For more information on each of the Military Service Academies, visit their individual pages:United States Air Force Academy: https://www.usafa.edu/United States Military Academy (West Point): https://www.westpoint.edu/United States Naval Academy: https://www.usna.edu/homepage.phpUnited States Coast Guard Academy (no Congressional Appointment required): https://www.uscga.edu/United States Merchant Marine Academy: https://www.usmma.edu/Service Academy Nominations
After determining that you meet the basic requirements to apply, you should begin seeking nominations. Congressional nominations are required for Service Academy appointments unless a student receives a nomination from another accepted category.