Military Career Pathway

  • Military Career Pathways icon. White icon of a ribbon award with a star-shaped badge over a blue-tone background of a plane.The Military Career Pathway is part of the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster, focused on planning and performing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

    There are full time (active duty) and part time (reserve, National Guard) career opportunities in the military.

    Learn about your options

    The National Career Clusters® Framework provides 16 groupings (clusters) of occupations based on similar skill sets, interests, abilities, and activities. The clusters contain sub-groupings called Career Pathways. These pathways are used by many school systems to develop curriculum to enhance the knowledge and skills required for a particular career field.

    Explore military occupations by Career Cluster

  • Potential Careers

    • Administration 
    • Aviation
    • Combat and Warfare
    • Construction, Building, and Extraction
    • Cyber Operations and Information Technology
    • Engineer
    • Healthcare and Medicine
    • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
    • Legal 
    • Pilot
    • Safety Management and Emergency Response
    • Security Forces
    • Space Systems Operator
    • Transportation, Supply, and Logistics

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Pathway Courses

  • A student who completes 2 years of AFJROTC can enlist in any branch of the military at a grade of E-2.  A student who completed three years of AFJROTC can enlist in the military at a grade of E-3. It is recommended to take pathway courses 3+ years if you are interested in a military career.

  • AFJROTC Aviation History

  • AFJROTC Science of Flight

  • AFJROTC Exploring Space

  • AFJROTC Cultural Studies

Military Pathway Information

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