Guidance

Guidance

Parents & Educators

Joining the Military is a big, life-altering decision that not only affects your child, but you as well. We’re here to help with resources that provide a comprehensive view of service and what recruits should expect as they embark on a career path in today’s Military.

For Parents

Parents' guide to service

For Parents

There’s no better way to understand life as the parent of a child in the Military than from real parents who have gone through many of the same discussions and decisions

Parents' Stories

In this section, parents share stories of their children serving, from their initial concerns to proudest moments.

Guidance

Downloadable Resources

These PDF documents offer concise explanations of the NationalMilitary entrance process for both parents and educators. Feel free to download, print out and share them.

For Parents
For Educators
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Our complimentary DVD programs and Extraordinary Careers are intended for high school and college students to get an unfiltered look at military service.

For Educators

A recruit's journey

For Educators

If you’re interested in learning about the full spectrum of military service to help guide your students, our overview pages have the top-level information you need. They guide young adults through the various stages of a military career, from the joining process to training, working and taking advantage of military benefits. Explore the sections below.

  • Joining: Research & Planning
  • Training: Basic & Advanced
  • Working: Careers & Profiles
  • Living: Pay & Benefits
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