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A really good website with tons of information on all aspects of the military and every branch of service.

The National Guard is a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces. Composed of National Guard military members and units from each state, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands, the National Guard can be deployed or mobilized for federal and domestic missions. 

For students interested in the PA Army National Guard, see the following flyers for more information on their Tuition Programs and ROTC Minuteman Scholarship.

You can also reach out to our local PA Army National Guard Recruiter:

SSG Jeremy Keenan
Recruiting & Retention NCO
PA Army National Guard
316 Curry Hollow Road
Pleasant Hills,  PA  15236
Phone:    724-698-9216
AIR FORCE   The Department of the Air Force was created with the signing of the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force’s missions are broken down into Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Information Superiority and Agile Combat Support.  There are approximately 310,000 Active Duty airmen currently serving across the globe with an additional 71,400 airmen serving in the Air Force Reserve.

For students interested in the US Air Force, see the following:

Or contact our local US Air Force Recruiter:

SSGT Courtney D. Casella
EA Recruiter
U.S. Air Force
311th Air Force Recruiting Squadron
200 Monroeville Mall
Suite 285
Monroeville, PA  15146
E-mail:  [email protected]  
Office/Fax:  412-373-4799
Cell:  724-448-0587
ARMY The U.S. Army was created on June 3, 1784 by the Congress of the Confederation at the end of the Revolutionary War. "To fight and win America's wars," the Army exists to organize, equip, and train forces “for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.”The U.S. Army operates with an active component and two reserve components: the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. There are just under 500,000 soldiers serving actively in the U.S. Army today and another 550,000 serving in the reserve components.

For students interested in the US Army, contact our local US Army Recruiters:

SSG Ivan A. Toledo
U.S. Army
Butler Recruiting Station
101 Clearview Circle
Suite 505
Butler, PA  16001

E-mail:  [email protected] 
Office:   724-283-0814
Cell:  724-406-5548
Fax:  724-282-9832

SSG Andrew N. Alimonda
U.S. Army
Butler Army Recruiting Station
101 Clearview Circle
Suite 505
Butler, PA  16001
E-mail:  [email protected]   
Office:  724-283-0814
Cell:   814-203-2619
Fax:  724-282-9832
COAST GUARD The Coast Guard was established on Aug. 4, 1790. The Coast Guard is charged with maritime security, safety, and stewardship. While the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, during times of war, it can be transferred to the Department of the Navy, as it did in WWI and WWII.  The Coast Guard is comprised of approximately 40,000 active duty personnel supported by an additional 7,000 reservists.

For students interested in the US Coast Guard Reserve, see the following:

Or contact one of our local US Coast Guard Reserve Recruiters:

OSCS Joseph Loverti
US Coast Guard 
Recruiting Office
3470 Westgate Plaza
Fairview Park, OH  44126
Office:   216-812-7093
Cell:      440-502-1934
Fax:      216-812-7099

MK2 Brooke Magagnotti
US Coast Guard 
Recruiting Office 
3470 Westgate Plaza
Fairview Park, OH  44126
E-mail:  [email protected] 
Office:  216-812-7093
Cell:  907-297-8375

MARINES The U.S. Marine Corps was created on Nov. 10, 1775. It is a combined-arms task force known for its focus on aggressiveness and the offensive. The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault.   There are approximately 186,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

For students interested in the US Marines, contact our local US Marines Recruiter:

SSGT Cameron G. McMillian
U.S. Marines 
Recruiting Sub Station Three Rivers
200 Mall Circle Drive
Monroeville, PA  15146
E-mail:   [email protected]     
Office:   412-372-0979
Cell:       814-279-5182
Fax:        412-372-7510
NAVY   The U.S. Navy was founded on October 13, 1775, with the Department of the Navy established in 1798. The Navy's mission is to “maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas," and it does so with warfare specialties that include aviation, surface warfare, nuclear submarines, special forces and support services.   There are approximately 341,000 sailors serving actively in the U.S. Navy today with an additional 59,000 reserve personnel.

For students interested in the US Navy or the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) see the following:

Or contact our local US Navy Recruiter:

MM2 Haoran Wang
U.S. Navy
4850 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
E-mail:  [email protected]    
Office:  412-364-1658
Cell:  412-639-3550
Fax:  412-364-1415


Applying to a military academy is much more involved than applying to a college or university.    There are numerous steps that must be taken and deadlines that must be met.   Visit the websites below to see the application steps for each branch.


NOTE:  In order for any Junior and Senior student to be excluded from the list that we are required, by law, to give to military recruiters (see code below), a "Military Recruitment - Release of Info. Waiver Form", which will be mailed home to every Junior and Senior student and also sent via e-mail blast to 11th & 12th grade students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) the first week of school, must be completed and turned in by the designated deadline at the beginning of every school year.     If it is not received by the designated deadline, the student's information will be included on the list given to all military recruiters October 1st.


§7908. Armed Forces recruiter access to student recruiting information
(a) Policy.
(1)       Access to student recruiting information. Notwithstanding section 444(a)(5)(B) of the General Education Provisions Act [ 20 USCS §§ 1232g(a)(5)(B)] and except as provided in paragraph (2), each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act [ 20 USCS §§6301 et seq.] shall provide, on a request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students names, addresses, and telephone listings.
(2)       Consent. A secondary school student or the parent of the student may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing described in paragraph (1) not be released without prior written parental consent, and the local educational agency or private school shall notify parents of the option to make a request and shall comply with any request.
(3)      Same access to students. Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act [20 USCS §§ 6301 et seq.] shall provide military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as is provided generally to post-secondary educational institutions or to prospective employers of those students.
(b) Notification. The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall, not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 [enacted Jan. 8, 2002], notify principals, school administrators, and other educators about the requirements of this section.
(c) Exception. The requirements of this section do not apply to a private secondary school that maintains a religious objection to service in the Armed Forces if the objection is verifiable through the corporate or other organizational documents or materials of that school.
(d) Special rule.   A local educational agency prohibited by Connecticut State law (either explicitly by statute or through statutory interpretation by the State Supreme Court or State Attorney General) from providing military recruiters with information or access as required by this section shall have until May 31, 2002, to comply with that requirement.


U.S. federal law requires all males to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday.   It is a young man's civic duty and legal obligation to regiser with Selective Service.  Registration with the Selective Service applies to virtually all men living in the United States.  Registration  is quick, easy and it's the law.   Online registration is encouraged and is available from any mobile device at  You can also register at any US Post Office or here is a PDF Fillable Form:  U.S. Selective Service System Registration Form.pdf