Generally speaking, all the services offer active duty (full time) and Reserve (part time) careers. If you have the right qualifications, you may have the opportunity to train to be an officer (i.e., through Officer Candidate School, or military academies). Individual services also may have other options. The chart below provides more details on the ways you can join each military branch.
Officer (including ROTC, Officer Candidate School, U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, direct commission officer), Coast Guard Auxiliary (volunteers)
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