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Military Careers

Military Service
Each branch of the military has a liaison officer who visits the Highland High School campus routinely throughout the year to discuss training and educational opportunities. Students can check the schedule in the counseling office.
Air Force
Coast Guard
Homeland Security
Military Academies (links to their website)
Air Force Academy | Coast Guard Academy | Merchant Marines Academy | Military Academy at West Point | Naval Academy
When to Apply
Students interested in attending a military academy should begin the formal application process in their junior year as a considerable amount of work will be required from students, parents, school officials, liaison officers, state political leaders, and academy officials. Following each academy’s application timeline is critical.

Students should begin this process as early as possible in high school as completion for acceptance is rigorous. Candidates will need to demonstrate strength in academics (English, math, and science), athletics, leadership in school and community, and physical stamina. Each academy’s specific requirements can be found on its web site.

How to Begin
Interested students should complete the following activities:
  • See your high school counselor as early as possible in high school.
  • Study the websites for each academy.
  • Talk with military officers/current academy students if possible.
  • Visit at least one academy if possible.

HHS offers students the opportunity to participate in the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) program. Along with the curriculum, students may participate in drill team/color guard activities, air rifle team, orienteering team, adventure team, and community service. Army instructors provide students assistance in applying for military scholarships. No military obligation is incurred through participation in the JROTC program.

At the post-secondary level, many opportunities are available through college ROTC programs. The following web sites provide information on career opportunities, training, and available scholarships for students seeking an education through the military.
Disclaimer: The information contained in the external links from this website are offered as helpful sites for students and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or viewpoints of the Gilbert Unified School District and its employees. In addition, we are not responsible for the beliefs of the aforementioned websites nor take any responsibility for their content.  

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