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With the economy still in a slump and more conflict unfolding overseas, many young people are considering a career in the military. In addition to the pride that comes with serving their country, the monetary compensation is increasing as retention for all branches of the military are declining. If you have decided that you want to explore the opportunities available to you in the military, you may be wondering what to do next. All branches of the military require you to take the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB. This test is designed to measure both your mental ability to deal with serving in the military as well as determining what job you will be best suited for. If you have already taken the test and need to locate your test scores, follow these simple steps to get your scores and records.

Locate the number of your local recruiting office for the military branch you are most interested in.

Call the recruiting office. Have your social security number ready in case the office needs it to retrieve your scores and records.

Explain your situation to the recruiter and tell them you need your test scores mailed to you. If they can't mail them, you may need to go to the office to pick up your scores and records.

Remember ASVAB test scores are only valid for two years. If it has been longer than two years since you took the exam, ask the recruiter about upcoming dates so you can retest.

Things Needed

  • ['Local phone book', 'Telephone', 'Social security number']


  • If you aren't ready to sign up for duty, explain that to the recruiter. You may have to tell them more than once but be patient. Remember his or her job is to get people to sign up.