Today’s U.S. Military branches offer great training, education, and educational financing programs, as well as opportunities for life-long careers. Listed below are links to some of the military branches, as well as contact information for local recruiters. If you would like to explore the different military options, you can go to Today’s Military.
You may also consider reaching out to local military recruiters Local Military Representatives Resource List or check with the Olympus High Career Center to find out when recruiters may be visiting the school.
Junior ROTC programs are available for 9-12 graders. Taylorsville High School has an Army JROTC program, and Granger High School offers an Air Force JROTC program. Olympus students interested in joining one of these programs must provide their own transportation to these high schools.
The military offers one, two, and four year scholarships. These scholarships pay for tuition, books and fees at the student’s chosen college or university where there is an ROTC program. Applicants are selected based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, and extracurricular activities. They also give the recipients cash for living expenses. To learn more go to: What are ROTC Programs and How Do they Work?
Students interested in attending a military academies must complete a fairly complex appointment process beginning in their junior year. Candidates are nominated to these programs and the sooner you begin, the better your chances of receiving full consideration. The first step is to complete a preliminary application found on each academy’s web page. It is also recommended that you contact an Admissions Liaison Officer early on in the application process. Below are links to the US military academies.