Military Careers

Discover what it takes to join the Military and learn how a career of service can lead to a fulfilling life.

Today’s Military comprises six Service branches, each with active-duty and part-time components.

Part-time duty includes five Reserve and two Guard components. Location, mission and service commitments vary greatly, though all are on the same rank-based pay scale

Table showing the six types of military service (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard) Army Homepage Marine Corp Homepage Navy Homepage Air Force Homepage Space Force Homepage US Coast Guard Homepage Image Map

Education and Training

The Military offers many educational benefits that service members can take advantage of during or after service.

Salary and Compensation

For parents

 It may surprise you, but the Military provides a salary that competes with that of most civilian careers.

Depending on your role, you may be eligible for additional pay, and all military compensation includes a housing allowance and insurance contribution.

Joining the Military is a big, life-altering decision that not only affects your child, but you as well.

We’re here to help with resources that provide a comprehensive view of service and what recruits should expect as they embark on a career path in today’s Military.