This book is for the young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Army. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the McFarland Joining the Military book series is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the military decide if military service is right for them, which branch is the best fit, and if they are qualified for and prepared for military service. Includes lists of books, web links, and videos; a glossary; and an index.
Snow Wildsmith is a former teen librarian now working as a book reviewer and writer. She specializes in comics for teens and children, reviewing for Booklist, Good Comics for Kids, No Flying No Tights, and more. Co-author of The Grown-Ups' Guide to Kids' Comics, Snow grew up in a military family and now lives in North Carolina.