​The United States Military is an honorable and distinguished option for students who are interested in being more than themselves when they graduate from Jefferson High School.  Students who are interested in joining the military (or may be on the fence about joining) can use this page as a starting block to gather information and resources.  For an article outlining 11 reasons why you should join to military, click here.

If you are interested in the military - continue scrolling through this information, speak with your school counselor, speak with the AFJROTC, or speak with a local recruiter.  Local recruiters stop by once a month here at school, and you can contact the local offices with the information provided below.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery that has been provided to high schools and post-secondary schools since 1968 to assess student academic and career occupation strengths and weaknesses.  Not only does each branch of the military have a minimum ASVAB score, but each job in the Military has a corresponding ASVAB score - or range  -that a student must achieve in order to qualify. Of course, this is only a portion of the qualifications for branch enlistment and career opportunities (much like the college admission tests in the college enrollment process), but it a pivotal that you do your best on the ASVAB to achieve the highest levels of success within the military.  
The ASVAB is administered once per academic year - usually in the fall semester - here at JHS.  For more information about the ASVAB and practice materials and tests, click here or visit

Air Force Junior R.O.T.C.

Students who may have interest in the military can certainly get a trial run here at Jefferson High School with the Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. program.  As one of the U.S.A.'s foremost Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. programs that has been a Distinguished Unit Award Recipient for 12 straight years, students have the opportunity to:
  • potential to enlist with an advancement in rank (3 yrs completion)
  • explore academic and career opportunities
  • develop positive citizenship through community work
  • develop positive personal and social growth
  • prepare for the ASVAB 

Students and parents who are interested in the JHS AFJROTC program should speak with their school counselor or one of our esteemed instructors: Major Phil Suydam, Senior Master Sergeant Jason Morris, or Master Sergeant Mike Langdon.  

​You are also encouraged to check out the AFJROTC webpage!

R.O.T.C. in College

Students interested in attending college directly after high school but still wishing to serve in the military can do both at the same time via R.O.T.C. in college.  R.O.T.C. programs can provide many academic and financial incentives for students who might not otherwise have the opportunities to attend the school of their choice.  R.O.T.C. graduates will also have an officer rank when you commission.  Keep in mind that most programs encourage and expect an active service commitment of at least 4 years post-graduation.  Check with your college preference to see if they have an active R.O.T.C. program and which branch runs it.  

For more information on the program click here or visit and

Branches of the Military



Local Recruiting Office
245 Retail Commons Parkway
Suite 14
Martinsburg, WV 25403

(304) 263-0936

Air Force

Local Recruiting Office
245 Retail Commons Parkway
Suite 12
Martinsburg, WV 25403
                                                           (304) 620-2559


Local Recruiting Offices
3 Willowdale Dr.
Frederick, MD 21702
                                                        (301) 663-3751

                                                        1423 Dual Hwy
                                                        Hagerstown, MD 21740
                                                        (301) 739-9138

Marine Corps

Local Recruiting Office
245 Retail Commons Parkway 
Suite 11
Martinsburg, WV. 25403
(877) 323-9487

Coast Guard

Local Recruiting Office
Forty West Plaza
6499 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 747-3963

Service Academies

Conversely, students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, the five Service academies are the cream of the crop.  Selection into a service academy nets the cadet a free education, admission into their chosen branch of the military as a 2nd Lt. officer with commission, potential perks with rank advancement, and medical and dental expenses paid while attending the academy.  Visit one of the five academy websites below for more information and admissions requirements.

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT

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