AFROTC while in Reserves/ANG?

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  1. Yukon

    Yukon Member

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    Hello,
    I'm not a citizen. Let's say I join the Air Force Reserves or National Guard to get my citizenship, can I do AFROTC after Basic and Tech School? Is there anything to prevent me from being deployed and/or will I get a conditional release?
    Another idea is that I join the reserves in my sophomore year, as I only need citizenship junior and senior year for ROTC. By the time I get my citizenship after Basic, I'll already be commissioned as an officer through AFROTC. Would this work? Thanks
     
  2. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    You cannot be in the reserves/ANG and AFROTC at the same time. Your enlistment commitment would conflict with AFROTC commitments (Most noticeably SFT). I know Army has a special program for those doing NG and ROTC at the same time and the Air Force is currently moving towards commissioning cadets into the ANG and Reserves so things may change. As of right now being in the ANG or reserves would lead to a disqualification/disenrollment if you are joining AFROTC.

    As I recall from a fellow cadet who also needs citizenship he needs to have his citizenship before becoming contracted which occurs after graduating Field Training. That's two years after joining AFROTC. You would also need to revoke your citizenship of your former country. If you can gain US citizenship in roughly 2-3 years my advice is to consider joining AFROTC over ANG/reserves if being an officer is your goal. If you cannot you should extend your academics so that ideally you can earn a commission while also getting a masters (I favor getting a masters degree as early as possible). If your timeline to gain citizenship is over five years or you just can't afford to be in school for 5-6 years ANG/Reserves would be your best bet.
     
  3. Retchop

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    You can be ANG and in AFROTC at the same time. My son is doing so and is currently at SFT. Your ANG unit needs to sign a release that they will release you at the time of commissioning. He spent the year after high school in training and enrolled in AFROTC his freshman year.

    Being in ANG statistically was an advantage as 100% of the cadets in the ANG received EAs this year in his detachment.
     
  4. Yukon

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    Thanks. How easy is it to get a release ?
     
  5. Pima

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    I would suggest you go to WWW.baseops,.net there is a Guard/Reserve forum You will probably get the answers you need over there.
     

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