Military Careers

Welcome to the MHHS Military Careers web page. On this page, you will find important information regarding military careers, how to contact a recruiter, important events and opportunities as well as information about the ASVAB. You can also reach out to recruiters directly as they are always willing and excited to meet with students at Mission Hills to talk about the many opportunities the Military has to offer. 

If you are a recruiter who would like to visit during our Military Monday hours, please click here to request a time and day. If you have further questions please contact [email protected]

Mission Hills High School Military Recruiters

Air Force ROTC 2nd Lt Zainab Qasemi [email protected]
(602) 721-5375
Air Force/Space Force TSgt Ivan Restrepo  [email protected] (760) 271-7502
Air Force Academy 2d Lt Ezekiel Soto [email protected] (719) 493-8581
Air Force ROTC -SDSU Capt Misael Cabrera [email protected] (619)594-2377
Army Sgt Shanna-Louise Durand [email protected]

Army Sgt Mike Flowers [email protected]

Army ROTC - SDSU Glen Vasquez [email protected] (619) 594-1236
Army ROTC - SDSU Eric Niego [email protected] (619) 594-1236
Marine Corps SS Terrianna M. Hardy
[email protected]

National Guard Jerry Elias [email protected]  760-902-5807
Navy Petty Officer Michael Sheehan  [email protected] (760) 419-9618
 US Coast Guard  Jessica Guerra  [email protected] (510) 965-5536
US Naval Academy Colin Judstra [email protected] (520) 410-1840


About The U.S. Military

The U.S. Military consists of five active-duty Services and their respective Guard and Reserve units. All branches are equal parts of the United States Uniformed Services, headed by the president as commander in chief. The Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Coast Guard reports to the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and to the DoD (by way of the Navy) during wartime.

Reserve and National Guard units perform as active-duty service members on a part-time basis. These troops train close to home, deploying when needed to aid in international conflict or domestic disaster relief.

For many young people, joining the Military means being away from home for the very first time. For others, adjusting to the “military way of life” is a complete 180-degree turn from the life they are currently used to. That’s why it’s important for you and your child to understand the general processes and conventions that are maintained throughout the Services — from enlistment through Basic Training. And while recruiters can offer specific information regarding each of the branches, we encourage you to take a look at the information below and then share it with your child.

US Army
Army » Army Reserve » Army National Guard »
As the oldest branch of the U.S. Military, the Army protects the security of the United States and its resources. The Army Reserve trains part time near home until needed, and members deploy alongside the Army. Army National Guard members deploy with the Army on a part-time basis, with a special focus on homeland security and relief programs.
marines Marine Corps » Marine Corps Reserve »
The Marine Corps is often first on the ground in combat situations. Marine Corps reservists train domestically until needed, then deploy with the rest of the Corps.
navy Navy »
The Navy defends the right to travel and trade freely on the world's oceans and protects national interests overseas. The Navy Reserve trains service members close to home until they are needed in action.
airforce Air Force » Air Force Reserve » Air National Guard »
The U.S. Air Force protects American interests at home and abroad with a focus on air power. The Air Force Reserve gives service members the opportunity to train and serve on a part-time basis, as needed. The Air National Guard trains part time to assist in domestic disasters and international conflicts.
coastguard Coast Guard » Coast Guard Reserve »
The Coast Guard protects America's waterways and deploys with the Navy during wartime. The Coast Guard Reserve offers a part-time service opportunity for service members to train near home.


Candidates officially complete the process of joining the Military once they have met all of the requirements at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), or comparable facility, and have been administered the oath of enlistment. This process may take more than a day to complete.

Potential recruits typically do the following at MEPS:

  • Take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test
  • Pass the physical and medical examinations
  • Meet with a counselor and select a career path
  • Take the Oath of Enlistment (swearing in)


The ASVAB Test

With thousands of different jobs for enlisted personnel and officers, there’s a lot to do in the Military. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help young adults identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and develop effective strategies to realize career goals.

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 (Mission Hills High School offers the ASVAB to students in grades 10th through 12th). Student may also take the test at another school or through a recruiter and may retake the test at any time.

The ASVAB consist of the following eight individual tests:

1. General Science

2. Arithmetic Reasoning

3. Word Knowledge

4. Paragraph Comprehension

5. Mathematics Knowledge

6. Electronics Information

7. Auto and Shop Information

8. Mechanical Comprehension

Students are provided with scores on each of these individual tests and three Career Exploration Score composites: Verbal Skills,Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills. The battery takes approximate three hours to complete, and test results are returned to schools in a few weeks.

The military uses students’ ASVAB scores for enlistment for up to two years after taking the test.

Additional Information

Job in Today's Military

Parents Guide

What to Expect


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