I'm currently a junior in high school and want to serve in the military by either attending USMA, USAFA, USNA, or through ROTC. I've learned what it takes on the application side of things, and now I'm looking for information on what happens after you get out and start your military career. Some questions I have Include: What determines your military station/job? I've read class rank and professor recommendations. Not sure if that is correct. What expenses are covered/not covered while stationed? What is the starting salary after you graduate? I've read $50,000 to $70,000 What jobs are available? I'd like to study engineering, but I haven't been able to find what kind of military career follows this degree. After my initial required service, what are my options for a continued military career? Post military life (this is mainly towards graduates of the academies) Does having a degree from a service academy make it easier to get jobs? Similar to the impression left by a degree from Harvard, Yale, etc.