Ways to Serve
The Military is made up of six branches, each with their own active-duty and part-time components. Each varies in service commitment, location and how its members contribute to the overall mission of protecting our country, though all components are on the same rank-based pay scale.
Full-time members of the Military typically live on base or in military housing. They can also live on ships or in homes off base.
Part-time service members include the Reserve and National Guard, and train one weekend per month and two weeks per year.
Military Service Branches
Army ArmyFull/Part Time
As the oldest branch of the U.S. Military, the Army protects the security of the United States and its resources.
Marine Corps Marine CorpsFull/Part Time
Navy NavyFull/Part Time
Air Force Air ForceFull/Part Time
The Air Force protects American interests at home and abroad with a focus on air power.
Space Force Space ForceFull Time
The Space Force defends U.S. interests on land, in the air, and from orbit with a range of advanced training and technology.
Coast Guard Coast GuardFull/Part Time
The Coast Guard is a maritime force offering military, law enforcement, humanitarian, regulatory and diplomatic capabilities.
The Coast Guard Reserve typically trains and serves near home, offering the chance to contribute part time and make a difference.