Joining the United States military is a common alternative to attending college after high school. There are many benefits of joining the military, including: career exploration and development; a steady income and benefits; tuition assistance for college after service. There are five branches of the military: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. Resources to enlist in the military are below.
*Students interested in attending a military academy (Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Westpoint, etc.) should discuss this goal with their school counselors beginning in 10th or 11th grade.