Exploring started out in the early 1900's as Senior Scouts of the BSA Program. In 1942 An Air Scout program for boys 15 and older was created in cooperation with the United States Army Air Corps. Some 15 years later, in 1959 a new organization separate from the Boy Scouts was created for schools that centered on Career Education, and a new division called Exploring took off. From the 1970's-1980's several Military Explorer Units started up with training Military Education skills. Some of those units still exist today. Today Military Explorers is part of the Exploring Division, a Career Education Training Program. Exploring Units are not a Recruiting organization for the U.S. Military, or are they a disciplinary (or Quasi-Military) training entity. All units are led by U.S. Military Veterans or Retirees, and in many cases current members of the Guard or Reserve, and Retired Veterans serve as Instructors.