Hi, I'm planning on transferring from a community college to a university with a detachment for AFROTC next year. I've heard from some people that if you have a dependent, you are not allowed to be in the program. My understanding on this is that, if you have a registered dependent, that would count against you being in the program. My question would be than, what if I'm not married and I have no legal obligations nor do I claim the child in any taxes or pay for any expenses. My name is not on the birth certificate and the mother of the child does not plan to file for child support nor force a court ordered paternity test upon me. How would this affect my situation? Would I be able to be in the program? What would make an individual registered as having a legal dependent? Does it matter if the father has no legal ties to the child? The child does not live with me and I'm still a dependent under my parents.