Military Careers Reviews

Careers in the US Special Forces: ISBN 978-1-60152-942-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-943-5
Careers in the US Coast Guard: ISBN 978-1-60152-936-7 / eBook: 978-1-60152-937-4
Careers in the US Marines: ISBN 978-1-60152-938-1 / eBook: 978-1-60152-939-8
Careers in the US Navy: ISBN 978-1-60152-940-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-941-1
Careers in the US Air Force : ISBN 978-1-60152-932-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-933-6
Careers in the US Army : ISBN 978-1-60152-934-3 / eBook: 978-1-60152-935-0
School Library Connection, October 1, 2016

This is an expansive series that addresses essential information for men and women contemplating careers in the military. Authors highlight eight or nine careers and focus on skills and personality, qualifications, working conditions, earnings, and outlook with current statistics and forecasts. Engaging color photographs with captions are interspersed throughout. Q&A interviews with military personnel at the conclusion of each book will be engaging for students, as will some of the high school students highlighted for their participation in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, internships, and STEM. Although much of the information found in these books can be found in the online Occupational Outlook Handbook, the series addresses these careers in more depth and with more appeal for students. Index. Table of Contents. Websites.
Susan D. Yutzey, Retired School Librarian, Columbus, Ohio
Recommended


Careers in the US Special Forces: ISBN 978-1-60152-942-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-943-5
Careers in the US Coast Guard: ISBN 978-1-60152-936-7 / eBook: 978-1-60152-937-4
Careers in the US Marines: ISBN 978-1-60152-938-1 / eBook: 978-1-60152-939-8
Careers in the US Navy: ISBN 978-1-60152-940-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-941-1
Careers in the US Air Force : ISBN 978-1-60152-932-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-933-6
Careers in the US Army : ISBN 978-1-60152-934-3 / eBook: 978-1-60152-935-0
School Library Journal, April 1, 2016

Gr 6 Up Exploring the numerous career opportunities available to individuals serving in the six branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, this text-heavy series moves beyond the standard look at what each branch does, focusing instead on nine specific jobs, from the entry-level to more advanced positions. Job descriptions address education, required skills and personality, working conditions, salary, and advancement opportunities. The text also looks ahead to the occupation outlook and employment prospects in the civilian world. The minimalist black-and-white design puts the emphasis on the information, and while a few color photos sporadically break up the blocks of text, their inclusion seems incidental and adds very little to the overall package.
VERDICT These well-written overviews, although short on visuals, are excellent resources for the numerous career possibilities the military has to offer.