Military Information


  • United States Military Branches
    For more information about joining the military, explore the websites below.
    For all branches and branch overviews: http://www.military.com/
    For specific branches:
    Air Force
    Army
    Coast Guard
    Marines
    Navy 
    NC National Guard

    Local Recruiter Contact Information:
    Marines
    Sgt. Dalton Jenkins
    dalton.jenkins@marines.usmc.mil
    ​910.995.0222

    2 office locations:
    10425 Ligon Mill Rd
    Wake Forest NC 27587
    6350 Plantation Center Drive
    Raleigh NC 27616

    Army
    Sgt. David Castro
    david.w.castroruiz.mil@mail.mil
    919.395.1406
    See flyer HERE
    Active Duty & Army Reserves Information - see flyer HERE

    Coast Guard
    Alberto Sanchez
    Alberto.Sanchez@uscg.mil
    (919) 917-8400

    Navy
    Markell Pettaway
    markell.a.pettaway.mil@us.navy.mil

    (919)930-4892

    Air Force
    KRYSTINA J. KING, TSgt
    Krystina.King.1@us.af.mil
    919-302-6346

    Army National Guard
    Andrew Jones
    andrew.j.jones170.mil@mail.mil

    919.270.8942
    See flyer HERE

    High School Activities
    Raleigh Battalion of the US Navy Sea Cadets
    Consider joining the Raleigh Battalion of the US Navy Sea Cadets; a group of young people ages 11-17 who want to learn about the military and are ambitious, self-disciplined, physically motivated and have strong academic performance.  Cadets meet during the school year to learn about the Navy. In addition, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special advanced training and boot camps across the country during the summer months and winter holidays. 
    For more information visit this site: ​http://www.raleighseacadets.com/

    Aim High Flight Academy
    A 3-week academy to teach and inspire future aviators. Trained by Air Force pilots. All expenses are paid for 15 flight hours and no experience needed. Application only. See flier HERE for details.

    Military Academies
    The military academies are listed below with a link to their websites. The application process for each is slightly different, but all are very competitive processes. Please read all you can and plan to start this process no later than the beginning of your junior year in high school. 
    United States Air Force Academy - http://www.usafa.af.mil/
    United States Coast Guard Academy - http://www.cga.edu/
    United States Military Academy - West Point - Army - http://www.westpoint.edu
    United States Naval Academy - http://www.usna.edu

    Summer Camps at the Military Academies
    There are several opportunities to attend summer camps and seminars associated with  the U.S. military academies:
    U.S. Air Force Academy

    U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    U.S. Military Academy West Point

    U.S. Naval Academy


    College ROTC
    ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps
    ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serving in the Military after graduation from college. Each service branch has its own version of the ROTC program.

    If you are serious about joining ROTC, please know that you should apply to the ROTC program at the same time as you apply to the college who hosts the program. For example, if you apply to UNC Chapel Hill and want to join an ROTC program at Chapel Hill, you should apply to the ROTC program at the same time as you apply for admission to UNC Chapel Hill. The ROTC application process is described on the ROTC site for each program at each college or university.
    For general information about ROTC, please visit the todaysmiltary.com

    Interested in ROTC and attending HBCU?
    Click HERE for information on the Frederick C. Branch Scholarship, which is a Marine Corp. scholarship for HBCU's.

    College Events
    NCSU Air Force Cadet Shadow Day
    Interested in a nationally-ranked physical, leadership, and professional training program? Interested in a possible way to fund your education? Interested in a guaranteed job after college? Interested in defending liberty at home and abroad? Do you have what it takes to join the Wolfpack Warriors in living with Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do and earn your commission as a second lieutenant the world’s greatest air forceWant to learn more about Air Force ROTC, click HERE.

    Not all colleges and universities offer ROTC.
    To determine if the college/university you are interested in offers an ROTC program, use the links below:

    Navy ROTC 
    ​The Marine Corps participates in the NAVY ROTC program. 

    ​Air Force ROTC: This link provides access to the AIR FORCE ROTC college programs in each state in the U.S.

    Air Force Scholarship Information : provides high school and college scholarship information

    Army ROTC : This link provides access to the ARMY ROTC college programs in each state in the U.S.

    Army ROTC Scholarship Information

    Marines Scholarship Information:
    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, and Religious Program Specialists. Our scholarships are for children pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a trade school, career training school, community college, or four-year university. We’re the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families. All applicants must meet our eligibility requirements, which can be found at www.mcsf.org/eligibility. For more information regarding our Career and Technical Education Program, feel free to take a look at our CTE brochure and to apply, please visit www.mcsf.org/apply.

    The Marine Corps NROTC Scholarship is valued at $180,000 over a four-year period
    This includes tuition, books, plus instructional and lab fees.
    Students will receive a $250 per month allowance (increased by $50 each year).

    ​There is no obligation to apply for or accept this scholarship. A student’s commitment to the Marine Corps does not begin until the beginning of his/her sophomore year in college. If a student drops out of the program any time before the end of his/her first-year student year, he/she is not required to pay anything back. If a candidate decides to stay with NROTC his/her sophomore year, he/she is obligated to accept a commission for 5 years active duty, as a Marine Corps Officer after graduation.
    BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Applicants must meet a minimum SAT or ACT score criterion of:

    SAT: Combined score of 1000 or ACT: overall score of 22.

      1. If you do not meet the minimum ACT or SAT scores and you score a 74 or higher on the ASVAB, you still qualify!
      2. What the selection board considers during the selection process
    • Grades in school, class rank, and class size
    • Extracurricular activities (in school and outside of school)
    • Teacher evaluations
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • Officer interview/Professional Picture/Physical Fitness Test score
    • Resume (not required, but it helps to provide the scholarship review board with a better picture of you)                       


    ASVAB
    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) was designed by the Department of Defense to help students across our nation learn more about career exploration and planning. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, and interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.

    The ASVAB is offered to 10-12 graders at HHS once each semester. Students may sign up in advisory or in student services.

    ASVAB tutorials
    Use the following links to access practice tests for ASVAB:

    For practice questions: http://www.military.com/ASVAB

    Take practice tests online: asvabpracticetestonline.com
    This site will walk you through practice math questions for the test: http://www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=67
    Study guide for vocabulary, reading comprehension, and math: http://www.4tests.com/training/default.asp
    Sample Questions: www.asvabprogram.com/student-program
    Online study program to help increase your ASVAB score: www.march2success.com/

    Understanding your ASVAB Results
    1. Come to the "interpretation" session.
    2. Complete the Self-Assessment at the session.
    3. Use the career exploration tools in the session to locate occupations based on your interests & results!

    For more information, visit:
    www.asvabprogram.com/media-center-article/28