I’m still in high school. Can I enlist before I graduate?
Yes. High school students can enlist and undergo drill periods prior to graduating but can’t begin Advanced Individual Training.
What is the ASVAB?
The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a series of tests used to determine an applicant's qualification for military service and help determine their intellectual and occupational strengths.
When will I serve?
You'll train (also called “drill”) one weekend per month plus a two-week period each year. For most of the training weekends, you'll be with us Saturday and Sunday only, though occasionally you'll be asked to report
for duty on a Friday night. Annual training can run slightly longer, depending on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). In case of Active Duty, you will serve whenever you are needed and called.
Where will I serve?
That depends on a combination of things, including your current Military Occupational Specialty. Technically, it could be anywhere. Most likely, you'll attend drill at the armory nearest your hometown, and if called to action, remain in-state. However, in major emergencies, such as in
Hurricane Katrina, you could be sent to another state to help. It's also possible you'll be deployed in support of combat operations, such as to the Middle East to assist in the War on Terrorism.