For those males that are turning 18 years old....
The law requires virtually all male U.S. citizens (regardless of where they live), and male immigrants residing in the U.S. (permanent resident aliens), to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Therefore, to be in full compliance with the law, a man turning 18 is required to register during the period of time beginning 30 days before, until 30 days after his 18th birthday...a 60-day window. For more information or wish to register online, please check out the Selective Service System website.
If a student is thinking about joining the military, they should make sure that they check-out each of the branches and ALL of their components (active, reserve, guards). Pay particular attention to what each offers for education and bonus benefits.
This web site is intended to inform students, parents, and educators as they discuss the Military as a career option. The decision to serve is intensely personal and, for all involved, the choice can be one of growth and self-discovery. The site also has links and information for each of the branches in the military and about the ASVAB assessment, ROTC, and careers.
Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States
Information on all (pre-K, elementary, secondary, post secondary, 2- and 4-year college) that are a part of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States.
Locate schools across the country that have an ROTC program.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program
A quick reference for students, parents, and academic professionals about the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) assessment.
*Just like any other legal document, make sure to keep a copy of everything that was signed and given to the student. Keep them in an organized and safe place for future reference.
SPPS Military Information
The Release of Student Information Opt Out Forms are available in English, Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish. Click here to access the forms.
Branches of the Military
- Army Service Corps
- Marine Corps
- Marine Forces Reserve
- Navy Reserve
- Air Force
- Air Force National Guard
- Air Force Reserve Command
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Coast Guard Reserve