C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE MILITARY?
Students interested in enlisting with any of the Military Services should follow similar procedures for investigating and finalizing your decision of which branch to enlist with as do students searching for colleges. It is important that you understand all of the facts regarding enlistment in a United States Military Service.
All branches require that potential applicants take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ( ASVAB) The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is designed to help students identify, understand, and organize information about their interests, abilities, and personal preferences. Students can then match which occupations best fit their personal characteristics. The ASVAB is usually given at Baker High School in the fall; however, you can take the ASVAB at any time. Please call your recruiter for more details. Remember it is important that you research the opportunities available to you in the different service branches and then decide on the branch which is the best fit for you, just as with a college search.
All Military Branches (Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves) have local representatives who make frequent visits to the high school. Visits are of two basic types – 1) General information meetings where recruiters will provide basic information and literature about their respective branches and 2) Individual appointments in school or at the home which must be arranged and approved by all parties; the recruiter, the school, the student, and the family. It is important that you continue to work with your school counselor while you investigate the possibilities of Military Service even though your recruiter may be providing all of the information required to successfully enlist with the Armed Services. Advanced notice of Military Service visits will be posted and announced the same way that college visits are listed.