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How to Research and Prepare for Careers in the Military

Military Academy and ROTC Options

SRVHS hosted a Military Fair for students on Wed. April 10th during lunch.  All branches and Academies participated.  If you missed it or just need information, the representatives left several flyers and brochures in the College & Career Center.

Graduating Seniors may choose to enlist in a branch of the military, enroll in an ROTC program while going to college or enroll at one of the 4 military Academies (West Point - Army, Annapolis - Navy & Marines, Coast Guard Academy or the Air Force Academy in Ft. Collins, CO.)  Each option has its own set of enrollment procedures.  We suggest you "do your homework" and learn the process and the timeline for the one(s) in which you are most interested.  If you have questions, please stop by the College and Career Center and we will assist you in your search for information.  Also, we have listed our most up to date contacts for each branch of the military.  They welcome your inquiries.

Learn about your options in all branches of the the Military.

 

Military Academy and ROTC Options----Helpful Websites for Research (click on the links)

Congressional Nominations for the Military Academy: Contra Costa County   

Army ROTC and Academy

West Point 

  • SRVHS Contact- Christopher Thompson:   haas2004@att.net 

Navy ROTC and Naval Academy

Marines ROTC

Air Force ROTC or  Air Force Academy

National Guard

 

COAST GUARD SPLIT TRAINING

Unlike other Service branches, the Coast Guard does not have an ROTC program. However, high school seniors, college and vocational students between the ages of 17 and 31 can enroll in Coast Guard Split Training. Enlistees train for two summers and serve one weekend a month during the school year. Schooling continues uninterrupted. They receive pay for their weekend service and, after training is complete, begin Reserve duty. For more information, contact a recruiter.

 

List of ROTC Schools by State

Application checklist for a Military Academy is available in College & Career Center.

 

SRVHS Campus Visits:  Watch the announcements in School Loop and posted on Naviance/College Visits to sign up to learn about each branch of the military and their associated Academies.  Also, we will again host a Military Day in the next spring, when will will invite all branches to be represented.