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10 Steps To Joining The Military

Step 2: Decide if you're ready

Will you fit in? Are you old enough? Are you too old? Can you score well on the ASVAB, the basic qualifying test to enlist in the military? Get a handle on the basics of joining here with:

  • Military basic eligibility rules
  • Reasons to join the military
  • Military Benefits
  • Military vs. Civilian Comparisons
  • Branch Missions

    Topics covered:

    Eligibility Basics
    Basic age, ASVAB, and lifestyle requirements for enlisting in each service.

    Reasons to Join
    Why do you want to join? Check out some good reasons here!

    Benefits Overview
    Pay, health care, housing, travel - find out what you get with the military.

    Education Benefits Overview
    Check out the great education benefits the military offers!

    Money for College
    The military can help you with your education, especially with covering costs. Use your benefits!

    Getting Into a Service Academy
    Learn the basics of how to get into the highly competitive service academies.

    Civilian Comparisons
    A glance at military vs. civilian life - what you will gain, and what you will give up.

    Special Forces
    Thinking about the Special Forces? Find out what there is and what they do here.

    Air Force Missions
    Find out more about exactly what Air Force members do: could that be you one day?

    Army Missions
    Find out more about exactly what Army members do: could that be you one day?

    National Guard
    Find out more about exactly what National Guard members do: could that be you one day?

    Coast Guard Missions
    Find out more about exactly what Coast Guard members do: could that be you one day?

    Marine Corps Missions
    Find out more about exactly what Marine Corps members do: could that be you one day?

    Navy Missions
    Find out more about exactly what Navy members do: could that be you one day?