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
Petty Officer Catherine Hernandez
- Cell: (417) 366-2413
Sergeant Kolin Jones
Air Force Recruiter
Staff Sergeant Jose Barrientos
Army National Guard
SSG Keith D. Albaugh
IL National Guard
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.