MilitaryThe military can offer a challenging and rewarding career option for students wanting to serve their country. There are multiple ways to pursue a Military career.AcademiesA highly competitive educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the officer corps of the army, the navy, air force or coast guard, which normally provides education in a service environment. Academies cover all educational and living expense in exchange for 5 years military service as an officer after graduation. Selection into the Academies often requires a congressional nomination, athletic ability, and high academic achievement. Military Academies are available for the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Merchant Marine.Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)A college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States armed forces. The ROTC does offer a scholarship that helps with educational expenses. Check university ROTC websites for details. Each military branch will have their own ROTC scholarship page (Navy, Army, Air Force)EnlistingEnlisting in active duty of the military (Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, or Marines) or in the reserves requires a commitment for 4-5 years. Visit your College and Career Center on your campus to speak to a representative of the military.Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)Most military affiliated programs will require you to take the ASVAB. This test has questions that are similar to the SAT and ACT, though its broader in assessing possible career readiness skills. ASVAB practice tests are available online and practice books are available at your College and Career Center..