Armed Forces Career Commitment Ceremony for Ohio high school students


Honor, tradition and service are the hallmarks by which members of the United States military live each day, and Ohioans have made countless storied contributions to the state’s military history. Ohio’s education community will gather to celebrate and honor high school students soon joining the military at the second annual all-Ohio United States Armed Forces Career Commitment Ceremony (#OhioMilitarySigningDay).
Students in grades 11-12 who have committed to active duty, Reserve or National Guard service are invited to take part in the ceremony, to be held at Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry (COSI), 333 West Broad Street, on Wednesday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
The goal of Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, is to increase annually the percentage of its high school graduates who, one year after graduation, are enrolled and succeeding in a post-high school learning experience, serving in a military branch; earning a living wage; or engaged in a meaningful, self-sustaining vocation. Last year, more than 50 Ohio high school graduates signed commitments to their chosen military branches at the first annual Career Commitment Ceremony. K-12 education and military leaders celebrated these members of the class of 2018, now serving across the globe.
Please notify grade 11 and 12 students who already have committed to the military upon graduation. The event is open to family members, school staff, recruiters and the public.
The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Ohio National Guard and United Services Organization are sponsoring the event.
Please RSVP by noon on Monday, March 11.
Ohio high school students joining U.S. Armed Forces can RSVP here.
Event guests, families, counselors, recruiters, educators and administrators can RSVP here.