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10 Steps To Joining The Military

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Thinking about joining the military? Get the scoop, get in the know, and make an informed decision.

Step 1: Learn about the military
Find out military basics: what they do, where they go, and who they are.

Step 2: Decide if you're ready
Get a handle on the basics of joining: eligibility, benefits information, and branch missions.

Step 3: Choose the right path
Find the best point of entry for you: compare services, consider guard and reserve services, compare enlisted vs. officer, and look at your job choices.

Step 4: Meet the recruiter
How do you handle meeting recruiters? Find out questions and answers, secrets to visiting a recruiter, documents you'll need, incentives and more.

Step 5: Ace the ASVAB
If you will be enlisting, you need to ace the ASVAB! Our special ASVAB section will help you get the best score possible.

Step 6: Get the best job
You want to join - now make sure you will be doing what you like! Find an interest matcher, tips on finding the right job, and overviews of all jobs in each branch here.

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Step 7: Complete the process
Let us take out the fear and confusion about MEPS: find out about medical conditions, waivers, how to handle legal problems, and more.

Step 8: Raise your right hand
Your about to swear in: find out about the oaths you'll take, the general orders you need to learn, military ranks, and more.

Step 9: Get ready for bootcamp
Are you ready to be challenged? Get the skinny on how to prepare yourself mentally and physically.

Step 10: You're in! Make the most of it.
What happens after boot camp? How do you make a success of yourself? Find out tips and get advice from those who have been there.

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