Military careers & Education
Students interested in attending military academies will need to start working toward that goal early in their high school career.
This is a highly specialized application process. Please refer interested students to their high school counselor for assistance. There are also military recruiters who can support those interested. Also check to see if a student is able to take the ASVAB assessment tool to provide students with some direction/feedback about which military option may be a good fit.
The State of Oregon Employment Department provides information about military careers.
Military Academy options include:
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
ROTC is a leadership program that has you can take 24 elective credits that will coincide with your four-year college degree. Many colleges have an ROTC program at their school or partner with a nearby school that offers the program - check the university you're interested in to see how their ROTC program works.
- Scholarships are available to high school seniors for Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC
- There are some academic requirements for admission and continuation, depending upon branch of service
- Benefits include living allowances while in college and entering the branch as an officer post-college
Direct enlistment Post-HS
- Students should speak to recruiters from all branches of service
- Access to specialized training may be enhanced by community college credit