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Military Service

The Armed Services offer students many career and educational opportunities.  When looking into these options, students should explore the wide range of programs available including enlistment opportunities, ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) scholarships, and GI Bill funding for higher education.  For more information, see the SKHS Career Center Coordinator or a military recruiter.  All branches of service have information detailing the programs available on the following websites:

How to apply to a United States Military Academy:

Apply early in your junior year if you plan to attend a U.S. Military Academy. November of your senior year is TOO LATE! ROTC Information Night is usually held in January at Central Kitsap High School. It is recommended students attend their sophomore year to get a head start on gathering necessary information and again their junior year to ask final questions of the recruiters.

For West Point, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, & Naval Academy, you must have a nomination to compete for admission.  A nomination is different than an appointment!  You must first compete for a nomination, which allows you to compete for an appointment.

Keep in mind; the competition for these appointments is exceptionally high, similar to that for admission to an Ivy League type university. If applying for an academy appointment, you should also apply for an ROTC scholarship in the same branch of service as a backup plan.

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ROTC Programs

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) gives students the opportunity to earn a college degree, learn and develop leadership skills, and prepare for a career as a military officer. The military is looking for excellent students who have leadership potential. Even if you aren’t awarded a scholarship while you are in high school you can still apply after you start college. Once you get to the campus just visit the ROTC office and inquire about scholarship opportunities. For further information visit: