In this section

Explore the individual Service branches and career paths available to you.

The Military offers flexible service commitments, from Active Duty to the Reserve or National Guard.

Take a look at the requirements and expectations of these two distinct routes to Service. 

The Military has bases around the world where service members both work and live. Use this interactive tool to learn more about these locations in the U.S. and abroad.

Types of Military Service

The U.S. Military consists of five active-duty Service branches and their respective Guard and Reserve components. Together, they offer a broad variety of ways to serve.