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.
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