Hi all, I've searched the threads for answers to my questions but found most to be dated. So I'm not sure if the responses would be the same today. I'm confident that you all would have an answer to my question. Sorry if it was answered recently. It was mentioned in another thread but exact details weren't given. Could someone please explain what is meant by commissioning AD or Reserves? I know the commitment requirements for someone who accepts a 4 yr AROTC scholarship. However, I was under the impression that the cadet got to chose whether to go AD or reserves upon graduation. But reading posts lately, I don't think that is the case. So bottom line: I would like to know if going AD or reserves is the cadet's choice and his placement to some degree or if the Army totally decides where to place him without his input? Also, besides good GPA, APFT, and LDAC scores, is there anything he would need to address to improve his chances of getting the assignment he would like?