Military Information

All branches of the Armed Forces usually require their members to be high school graduates or have equivalent credentials, such as a GED. In 2006, more than 98% of recruits were high school graduates. Officers usually need a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Training varies for enlisted and officer personnel and varies by occupational specialty.

Following enlistment, new members of the Armed Forces undergo initial-entry training, better known as “basic training” or “boot camp.” Through courses in military skills and protocol recruit training provides a 6- to 13-week introduction to military life. Days and nights are carefully structured and include rigorous physical exercise designed to improve strength and endurance and build each unit’s cohesion.

The Five Branches are:
Coast Guard - http://www.uscg.mil
Air Force - http://www.af.mil

 

MILITARY LOCAL RECRUITER INFORMATION
US MARINES
165 Westgate Drive, Brockton 508-586-3500
ARMY
31 Hancock Street, Quincy 617-773-6045
NAVY
165 Westgate Drive, Brockton 508-559-0482
495 Summer Street, Boston 800-792-9099
AIR FORCE
165 Westgate Drive, Brockton 508-559-8082
31 Hancock Street, Quincy 617-479-7303
141 Tremont Street, Boston 617-426-4235
COAST GUARD
221 Centre Street, Malden 781-338-9480
 

 

Additional resources:

http://www.usa.gov
http://www.todaysmilitary.com
http://www.sss.gov/default.htm - Selective service (18 year olds must register – details here)
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/miscshopping/tp/asvab.htm - Study for the ASVAB