Every student has a portion of his or her high school educational studies that includes military understanding and training.  It is taken very seriously and everyone must attend and learn the skills needed to defend themselves or country when called on.

If you are a male from the age of 18 – 25 years it is compulsory military service for you to attend, with a service obligation of 18 months.

According to VietnamNet many young men are heading into university or getting a job,  before conscription takes place, but in 2013 the Government made Military service mandatory for all young men.

Females may volunteer for active military service.