That answer above is eelplctomy wrong. You go through ROTC at your college. They will pay for your college, and even give you a monthly bonus (stipend = 500 dollars). You DO NOT have to go to boot camp. After your junior year you do have to go to something called Warrior Forge in Washington but its 3 weeks and theres no drill seargents or anything, its relaxed training. After you finish college you have to serve 4 years active duty army, which means you will be a nurse/doctor for the army, and yes you might get deployed but its not like youre going to be out doing missions, you'll be back in a safe area. Think of that on your resume. Its not bad having a 40,000 dollar job with a free house right out of college. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.