No, I'm not wrong. You "ASSumed" that I was wrong. You apparently don't even know what program you're looking at participating in. There are two different programs. I may be old, but I know what I'm talking about when it comes to the US Army and the programs or schools out there. I've been around the Army for 30 years. Read the difference in the programs, and learn a little from an old soldier:
A second and very popular option for high school juniors is the Split Option Enlistment. As a junior in high school, you can enlist in the Army National Guard and not interrupt your high school education. You start by attending basic training the summer after your junior year. You will return home in time for school to begin your senior year in the fall. When you return, you will train one weekend per month with your local Army National Guard unit. The summer following your high school graduation, you will attend advanced individual training in the specialty you chose when you enlisted. In most cases, you will return in time to start college in the fall. If you are at least 17 years old, you can take advantage of the split option enlistment program.
The Army National Guard College First program is a new enlistment option, which makes it possible to achieve your college goals while serving. This enlistment option provides qualified high school graduates and graduating seniors, with no prior military service, the opportunity to complete up to two years of full-time schooling, with no federal mobilization/deployment, while serving part-time in the Army National Guard.