Introduced in the late 1960s, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery was created to help place potential recruits to the United States Armed Services in fields that best utilized their potential and cognitive ability. The test consists of ten categories that must be completed within a three-hour timeframe, and the combined score from certain categories is used to decide whether or not a recruit is qualified to join the ranks of a certain division. For instance, anyone with ambitions of becoming a Navy SEAL would need to score very highly in certain categories in order to prove they have the necessary foundation of knowledge in order to perform the duties required of them.
The accuracy of the test led to its complete adoption across all branches of the Armed Services, which has led to the more expedited and precise placement of recruits. Not just that, in recent years, the ASVAB has been adopted by students who do not plan on joining the Armed Forces, but believe that the ASVAB could help place them on a career path with the greatest room for growth. Increasingly, it has proven itself useful in assessing an individual’s ability to thrive in certain environments and under certain levels of stress, which can help place someone in an area that allows them to advance their natural talents in an environment tailored to their specific skills, talents, and understandings. Whether you plan on joining the United States Armed Services or not, the ASVAB has proven itself time and time again as a tool of great utility with respect to tapping into an individual’s potential