Military and ROTC

Are You Interested in Serving Your Country? 

Whether you choose to enlist or hope to be commissioned as an officer by participating in ROTC at college or attending a military academy, you should begin to do your research.

The following resources will help you understand military options (enlistment, ROTC and service academies).

Military Enlistment

Military Recruiters for JMHS

Military Recruiter Guidelines FCPS

Today’s Military: 

My Future: 

ASVAB:  Students who enlist in the military will be required to take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) to determine skill and ability to train for a job within the military. The ASVAB assesses a student’s ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world or work and gain confidence in making career decisions. Although this test can be taken by anyone, it is a requirement for military enlistment.  Visit the JMHS College & Career Center for ASVAB test dates offered at JMHS and military recruiters assigned to JMHS.  

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Learn about each branch of the military:

The Virginia National Guard provides educational tuition assistance to its members while serving your country and community along with the flexibility to pursue other goals.

ROTC Information

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 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, participants, or cadets, commit to serve in the military after graduation. 

United States Service Academies 

The service academies affiliated with the U.S. military train young people to serve as commissioned officers in the various branches of the armed forces. They combine rigorous academic coursework with other training that prepares students for the physical and mental demands of military service and leadership. Upon graduation, students at the service academies receive bachelor’s degrees and are also commissioned as military officers.  

Except for the United States Coast Guard Academy, all of the service academies require a nomination for admission in addition to submitting your application. This nomination can come from one of your Congressional representatives or senators, or, in exceptional circumstances, from the President or the Vice President of the United States.

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Naval Academy