Common Ground

  • Common Ground TextCommon Ground, a Partnership between WVDE and military organizations, is a free resource for students and military families. Visit Common Ground for a one-stop shop for resources preparing for a future in the military, academic support, student leadership opportunities, and connecting to support programs for military families.

    For more information, visit

Junior R.O.T.C.

  • Interested in joining the military after high school? Try taking Junior R.O.T.C. while you're in high school! The J.R.O.T.C. Program focuses on instilling elements of good citizenship, strong leadership, character development, and an appreciation for military traditions. The Berkeley County J.R.O.T.C. program is led by the Air Force.


  • Available for students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

    The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. measures a student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of mathematics, verbal and English, occupations, and military eligibility. The ASVAB provides information on various careers and military occupations. The ASVAB is typically offered once during the fall semester at Musselman High School. For more information about the ASVAB, visit

    Free practice for the ASVAB can be found at:

ROTC at College

  • Having trouble choosing between college and the military?  Why not do both! Enrolling in R.O.T.C. while in college will help pay for tuition, room and board, books, and more.  Not only that, but it can put you on the fast track to serve as a leader in the military after you graduate.


    Joining R.O.T.C. in college means you will attend some extra classes to gain the tools, training, and experience to be a successful college student and military leader. It also means that you will get a scholarship to pay for your college tuition. After graduation, you have the opportunity to serve as an officer in the military and work in a military career.

    R.O.T.C. is available through different branches of the military, including the ArmyNavyAir Force, or Marine Corps. To learn more about R.O.T.C. in college, visit

Armed Forces Service Academies

  • Cadets at Naval Academy

    The armed forces service academies are among the most prestigious institutions in the country. Getting into an academy earns you a college education free of cost, as well as leadership training. If you have a goal of entering a military academy, you need to start now!  

    Though the official application process does not begin until your junior year of high school, there are many steps you can take now to make sure you are on the right track and have what it takes to get into one of these elite academies. Visit the Academy websites below to view the admissions requirements for each academy.

    And check out these 10 tips to help you prepare for entrance into a military academy:

Recruiting Offices

  • Air Force
    245 Retail Commons Parkway
    Suite 12
    Martinsburg, WV 25403
    (304) 620-2559

    245 Retail Commons Parkway
    Suite 14
    Martinsburg, WV 25403
    (304) 263-0936

    Coast Guard
    Forty West Plaza
    6499 Baltimore National P
    Catonsville, MD 21228-3904
    (410) 747-3963

    Marine Corps
    245 Retail Commons Parkway 
    Suite 11
    Martinsburg, WV. 25403
    (877) 323-9487

    1423 Dual Highway
    Suite 2C
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    (301) 739-9138

Service Academies