I'm am currently in the second semester of my AFROTC career and not enjoying it or finding it the right path for me. I am a mechanical engineering major and would like to be able to focus on that and get a job right away, move where I want to live, just in general have some more freedom. There is one question that if anyone could answer that would be helpful. Out of all the seniors that go to my school there are none that got their commissioning dates that are within 1.5 years. Some will take up to 2 years before commissioning. This seems like a really long time and this is a big part of my decision to drop, is this normal? So my main question is this. I am 5 weeks into the spring semester and the ROTC has already paid my dues for this semester. If I drop out now, after some discussion with my cadre, will they take back what they paid for this semester? I don't want to abuse the free year of trial but I will stick it out longer if they would take the money back. I feel as if ROTC is not for me and it is always on my nerves.