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Military Service

Each of the five branches of the U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard – offers training programs that enhance your career opportunities as a civilian. Career paths include arts and photography, news and media, aviation, engineering, health care, human resources and meteorology, among others.
During their service commitment, enlistees can receive college credits for their experience and training, which are accepted by thousands of colleges and universities. They can also receive professional and technical training to meet licensing and credentials for civilian jobs such as electrical work or software engineering.
In addition to their expertise, employers often value job candidate with military experience for their:
  • Leadership and Teamwork Skills. Veterans have typically led colleagues, accepted direction from others, and operated as part of a small team.
  • Character. Veterans are perceived as being trustworthy, dependable, drug-free, and having a strong work ethic.
  • Structure and Discipline. Companies – especially those that emphasize safety – appreciate veterans’ experience following established procedures.
Should I Join the Military After High School?
For thousands of young American men and women, serving in the military has long been a path to both social and economic mobility. Military service is a great way to see the world while learning valuable skills that can be transferred to civilian life. And, there are many benefits to military service. To find out more, contact a recruiter.
Recruiter Name
5256 US-30 Suite 278
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone #: 724-834-1370 (office)
Johnathon P. Grantham, EA1
5256 US-30 Suite #196
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone #: 724-838-8378 (office) | 412-529-1460 (cell)
TSgt  Mikhail Sakhvadye
5256 US-30
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone #: 724-454-2716 (office)
SSgt Timothy Williams
2340 Warren Rd #2413
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone #: 724-349-6710 (office) | 919-753-3950 (cell)
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Selective Service System | Who Needs to Register?
Almost all male US citizens and male immigrants, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. It’s important to know that even though he is registered, a man will not automatically be inducted into the military. In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical, and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.
What is the ASVAB?
Every year, Derry Area High School administers sophomores the ASVAB test, which is part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP). The ASVAB test is a helpful instrument that will assist a student with his/her future educational and career plans. Participation in the ASVAB CEP gives a student the opportunity to meet the objectives adopted in the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Career Education and Work Standards. After completing the ASVAB, a student will utilize the test and all of its components as Career Readiness Indicators for the Future Ready PA Index and ESSA Accountability, mandated by PDE.
The ASVAB CEP is a comprehensive career planning program that includes a multiple-aptitude test, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the opportunities awaiting them.
After taking the ASVAB test, a student will receive a Summary Results Sheet with three Career Exploration Scores. These scores inform a student of his/her current strengths in verbal, math, and science and technical skills. No one "passes" or "fails" the ASVAB test, and a student's scores will not affect his/her school grades. The results of the test, however, represent how well a student has developed his/her academic and occupational skills in addition to his/her capacity to learn a particular type of work - and help set a student on the right course for a satisfying career.