The military can offer a diverse and challenging set of experiences and skill development with travel opportunities and can even help pay for school. Joining the military means committing to serving and protecting the country.  It is important to do research and speak to former service members as well as recruiters, to find out if it is right for you.

ASVAB Test:   The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces.

ROTC:  If you are looking for a way to serve your country while achieving your goal of earning a college degree, a Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) may be right for you.

ROTC Programs allow students to earn a degree while receiving financial support from the military.  After a student completes college, they will begin service as an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps.

Not all colleges participates in ROTC, you will want to do some research.

Resources and Contact Information:
  • U.S.  Army                     
    • Local Contact:  360.748.0938;  1658 NW Louisiana Ave., Chehalis
  • U.S. Navy                       
    • Local Contact:  360.456.8414;  1360 Galaxy Dr. NE  Bldg C, Ste. F    Lacey
  • U.S. Air Force         
    • Local Contact:  360.456.1475;  1360 Galaxy Dr. NE.,    Lacey
  • U.S. Marines                
    • Local Contact: 360.740.6078; 1357 NW Louisiana Ave., Ste 102,   Chehalis
  • WA National Guard
    • Local Contact:  360.704.0704; 309 Byrd St.,  Centralia
  • WA Air National Guard
    • Local Contact:  1.800.864.6264; 4301 S. Pine St.  Ste.1023,   Tacoma
  • U.S. Coast Guard 

    • Local Contact:  Jason B. Ganem, Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist, Recruiter-in-Charge.   360-669-1045 ext. 2104