Military careers & Education


Students interested in attending military academies need to start working on this goal early in their high school career. This is a highly specialized application process. You can:

  • Refer students to the high school counselor

  • Connect with a Military recruiter

  • Check if the student can take the ASVAB assessment tool which provides direction and feedback about military options.

  • Visit the State of Oregon Employment Department's information about military careers.

Military Academy options include:

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

ROTC is a leadership program that allows students to take 24 elective credits that coincide with a four-year college degree. Many colleges have an ROTC program - check the university to learn more.

  • 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

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