Military service, Academies, ROTC & National Service
A guide to U.S. service academies and ROTC programs, with local info on deadlines, events and support through the process. Also, ROTC programs at VA colleges and scholarship info. Plus, a list of recruiters and contacts for programs such as Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and GMU ROTC serving Marshall.
National Service through a domestic Peace Corps-style program: AmeriCorps: see the options to serve your country with AmeriCorps, a kind of domestic Peace Corps that also provides regular salary, benefits and grants to repay student college loans: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps. (P.S. - Mr. Humphreys did AmeriCorps through the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), ask him if you want more info!) Washington, DC has several local programs, others are all over the country.