Military

Military service provides youth with the opportunity to learn responsibility, focus, and discipline; which can benefit enlistees for life. People in the military are taught how to make decisions in extreme conditions and function in periods of stress – traits critical in civilian life. Serving your country is both a way to see the world and learn valuable skills that can be transferred into civilian life – and many enlistees would not have the opportunity to attend college or purchase a house without the benefits associated with military service. 

 

According to a 2012 report by the Center for New American Security, companies are likely to pay higher starting salaries for employees with military service. The reasons cited for the employers’ preference include:

Leadership and Teamwork Skills

Typically, veterans have led colleagues, accepted direction from others, and operated as part of a small team.

Structure and Discipline

Companies, especially those that emphasize safety, appreciate veterans’ experience following established procedures.

Character

Veterans are perceived as being trustworthy, dependable, and drug-free, and having a strong work ethic.

Expertise

Veterans are perceived as being trustworthy, dependable, and drug-free, and having a strong work ethic.

Coast Guard: www.gocoastguard.com

Cumberland Metro Office

5523 N Cumberland Ave

Suite 1201

Chicago, Il 60656

Andrew.c.royse@uscg.mil

773-775-2451

Marines: www.marines.com

US Marine Corps Recruiting

11880 74th Pl b

Kenosha, WI 53142

262-857-3204

 

Navy: www.navy.com

11880 74th Pl

Kenosha, WI 53142

262-857-8420

Army: www.goarmy.com/careers

U.S. Army Recruiting Station-Kenosha

11880 74th Pl. #3

Kenosha, WI 53142

262-857-2047

 

WORLD’S GREATEST AIR FORCE: www.airforce.com

US Air Force Recruiting

4901 Washington Ave

Racine, WI 53406

262-598-8160

Useful Links

  • Provide students a chance to speak with community members (myself included) that have served in the different branches in the Armed Services and are willing to share their experience.

  • Host a weekly physical training session at a local gym or at our Legacy Learning Center to help get those interested in shape for basic training requirements.

  • Bring in local Armed Service recruiters to speak to youth interested in joining about the benefits and perks of serving in the military.

  • Take a visit to Great Lakes Navy Base and/or attend a basic training graduation.

  • Show you how to take deep breath when you become overwhelmed by the whole process

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