Military Resources

Military Career Opportunities


With the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Pub. L. 114-95, signed by President Obama in 2015, Congress amended the “Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students and Student Recruiting Information.” This amendment entitles military recruiters, upon request, the right to receive the name, address, and telephone listing of secondary school students served by that school, unless the parent of such student (or a secondary school student who has reached 18 years of age) has submitted a written request to the school to opt out of such a disclosure. Military recruiters routinely request this information only on juniors and seniors in high school.


ESSA requires schools to notify parents and students that military recruiters will have equal access to their directory information unless the students opt out in writing. Parents and students must actively opt out of this provision in writing. A passive opt out is not sufficient. If you would like to opt out, please provide a written statement with parent/guardian signature to the Counseling Office.


Please contact the Counseling Office at 309-263-8585 if you have any questions or concerns.



Staff Sergeant Tyler J. Diffenderfer

U.S. Army

Cell:  309-472-5371

Office:  309-346-2769



Petty Officer Keller: [email protected]

Petty Officer Hanlin: [email protected] 


Air Force

Sergeant Kolin Jones

Air Force Recruiter

Cell:  309-339-8563



Sgt Joe Eberle

[email protected]



Coast Guard

Lena Ludewig


Army National Guard

  • SSG Keith D. Albaugh

IL National Guard

Office: 217-761-3041

Cell: 217-722-7412

Email: [email protected]


Air National Guard

Sergeant Hailey McFall

IL Air National Guard




The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. This test is taken during junior year and the testing date is arranged through a recruiter. Please see your counselor if you are interested.