Peterson's Guide to Joining the Military
Author Scott A. Ostrow retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lt. Colonel after a long and distinguished history of dedication to military service and a commitment to education.
This guide covers topics like:
- women in the military,
- details on opportunities available within all branches of the military,
- what to expect from a military career,
- information on joining the national guard and reserve,
- coverage of the ASVAB examination,
- details on the physical exam and background investigation,
- basic training facts (daily schedules, training regimens and physical conditioning)
The author offers insider advice on which branch of the military is right for you as well as expert tips on how to score high on the ASVAB exam. This volume also includes recommendations on working with a recruiter and surviving basic training.
Peterson's Guide to Joining the Military tells you how to prepare for the ASVAB exam, what to expect after enlisting, and military basics, including benefits and opportunities.
About the Author
Dr. Scott A. Ostrow is a high school Air Force JROTC teacher and retired military officer who started his military career as an enlisted Navy member shortly after graduating from Copiague High School (New York) in 1978. After serving in the Navy for more than seven years, Scott attended Air Force Officer Training School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in July 1986. Scott has served as a Poseidon Missile Technician, Navy Recruiter, Air Force Missile Officer, Fighter Squadron Executive Officer, Recruiting Squadron Operations Officer, and Medical Service Corps Officer (as a Reservist), and he was also Chief of Recruiter Training, Chief of Health Professions Recruiting, and, Chief, Recruiting Operations and Training Division with Air Force Reserve Recruiting. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (management) from Baptist College at Charleston (now Charleston Southern University), a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University. Scott retired from the Air Force in 2005 and has been teaching high school since then. He is married and has six children, two of whom are currently serving in the Air Force.