What the recruiter never told you about military service

Enlisting in the Military

  • Enlisting in the military is a difficult decision for many, but others know this is the best path for them.  Enlisting will require you to take tests and be interviewed; it isn't a sign-up and you're in kind of situation.  There are many branches of the military to consider and many options for enlistment in each branch.  Be sure to investigate each branch to see which best fits your interests and goals.  The Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy are the armed forces of the United States.  The Army National Guard and Air National Guard are the reserve components of their services and operate in part under state authority. Remember, this is a long-term commitment you're entering into, so be certain you are physically and psychologically ready for this challenging, but rewarding experience!