Facing Danger with Courage

It has often been said that the true measure of a man resides in his ability to face danger with courage. Many people however mistake courage to mean the absence of fear. This is not courage. Courage is the ability to move forward in the face of fear. This is a quality that is taught to the many people who enlist in the U. S. Armed Services.

Before enlisting in the U. S. Armed Services, however, the candidate for enlistment must sit for an exam called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test for short. The ASVAB is required for candidates for enlistment in all branches of the U. S. Armed Services including the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Coast Guard as well as the U. S. National Guard. The ASVAB is designed to test the candidate’s qualification for enlistment as well as to assess which profession within the U. S. Armed Services would be the best fit for the candidate.

Many successful candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services report that the reason they performed successfully on the ASVAB was because they prepared themselves by taking the ASVAB practice test. They typically describe that by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test they both became familiar with the ASVAB test format but also learned which of the ten subject areas covered by the ASVAB required additional focus.

By preparing themselves with the ASVAB practice test they increased the probability that they would perform well on the actual ASVAB test. This in turn increased the probability of a successful enlistment as well as a profession of their choice once enlisted in the U. S. Armed Services. As one can see, performing well on the ASVAB can translated into a successful military career.