ARMY 2 year ECP

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by monroe, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. monroe

    monroe New Member

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    got a quick question was hoping someone knows the answer
    if you go into the Army ECP via a military juco when you complete the two years and get commisioned at that time can you change and go into a different branch. For example if someone is in the ECP program at Marion Military and they complete their two years instead of being commisioned in the army could they go to say the navy or tthe airforce I heard some kids at LTC say you could do it but it seems like after two years of being in a Army program they woulnt let you change branches?
     
  2. PAParentUSNA

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    monroe

    Hopefully someone affiliated with the ECP program will reply and validate my take. My son was interested in the ECP program at Valley Forge. We went to the open house and met with the Army ROTC instructor there. My interpretation is that the answer would be "no". Reason, the Army is the only branch that offers the ECP, Early commission program. One would go to leader training in their summer prior to attending one of the military junior colleges at Ft. Knox, would then be in the active army reserves. I do not believe the Army is going to foot the bill for two years of college, then the individual changes their mind. A.F and Navy do not offer this option, so I do not know how one would be transfered into another branch. Also, you have to continue your B.S degree while serving in the active army reserves. I asked the question in regards to a student changing their minds and wanting not to continue their education. I was told by the Army that they lose their commission and receive a nice bill in the mail for the two years of education. Hopefully someone affiliated with the ECP program replies to solidify or disagree with my reply, but going through the motions with my son currently, My interpretation again is no. Army is the only branch that offers the ECP.
     
  3. STRIVE

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    Simple answer, no. The ROTC-ECP commitment clearly states the obligation is to the Army. With that said, there is probably an exception but don't expect one. The ECP is a great way to become a commisioned officer.
     

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