The United States Armed Forces

    The Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard are the armed forces of the United States. The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are reserve components of their services and operate in part under state authority.



    Army Seal

    The largest and oldest service in the U.S. military, the Army provides the ground forces that protect the United States.

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    Marine Corps

    Marines Seal

    A component of the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps maintains amphibious and ground units for contingency and combat operations.




    Navy Seal

    On, above, and below the water, the Navy is America's forward-deployed force and is a major deterrent to aggression around the world.



    Air Force

    Air Force Seal

    The Air Force provides a rapid, flexible, and lethal air and space capability that can deliver forces anywhere in the world within hours.



    Coast Guard

    Coast Guard Seal

    The Coast Guard provides law and maritime safety enforcement, marine and environmental protection, and military naval support. Part of the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, the Coast Guard operates under the Navy during times of war.



    National Guard

    National Guard Bureau Seal

    Comprised of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, the National Guard is a versatile force, supporting combat missions, domestic emergencies, humanitarian efforts, homeland security operations, and more.



    In Air Force ROTC you will not only learn the principles of leadership in the classroom, but you will put them into practice outside of the classroom through hands-on management experience and valuable leadership-building exercises.



    Additional links that may be of interest regarding the United States Armed Forces:

    University HQ ROTC Programs


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    Education and Training


    Careers and Benefits


    Free Practice Tests for the ASVAB


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