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Check out Today's Military if you are considering military service.  Learn about the service branches, full and part-time options, and enlisted and officer paths.  Military recruiters can provide complete information about the benefits and requirements involved in a military career.  

Links to the branches of service are listed below:

Please refer to the PSD 202 Military Recruiter Contact Info Sheet to reach out to our local military recruiters.


College + Military


In addition to full-time military service, other opportunites are available to combine military service with college.  A variety of educational benefit programs can help finance a college education for members of the military.


The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.

In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, participants, or cadets, commit to serve in the Military after graduation.  Each Service branch has its own take on ROTC.


For students who want to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, the five service academies offer a fully-funded tuition that includes books, board, and medical and dental care.

The competition to get in is fierce.  Admissions criteria include high school academic performance, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, community involvement, and a congressional letter of recommendation.  

Students in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District (check district here) can get more information on Service Academy Nominations from Rep. Lauren Underwood's office on her Military Academy Nominations page.  She is accepting Service Academy Nomination Applications beginning May 15 through October 31.  Please contact Michelle Thimios with any questions.


ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a heavily researched and well-respected aptitude test developed by the Department of Defense.  It measures a young adult’s strengths and potential for success in military training. 

Plainfield North offers the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) to sophomores, juniors, and seniors during the fall and spring at no cost and no commitment to military service.  The ASVAB CEP provides an interest assessment and planning tools to help young adults explore career field entry requirements and various career paths, both military and civilian. 


Selective Service


The Selective Service System and the registration requirement for America’s young men provide our Nation with a structure and a system of guidelines which will provide the most prompt, efficient, and equitable draft possible, if the country should need it.  America’s leaders agree that despite the success of the All-Volunteer Force, registration with Selective Service must continue as a key component of national security strategy.

All males 18 years of age must register with the Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18.  


Military Recruiters interested in scheduling an appointment to meet with PNHS students?


Please contact Karen Wareham by email or phone at (815) 254-6171 to schedule a day to meet with students in the cafeteria during lunches (bell schedule).

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