Army ROTC and the National Guard?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Kelsi, May 22, 2014.

  1. Kelsi

    Kelsi Class of 2019

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Is the officer training for the Active Army the same as the NG/Reserves the same?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    842
    If you join AROTC the training is the same.

    If your interested in the NG their are a couple choices, you can complete AROTC and then select the NG prior to commissioning. You can also join the NG and complete the same AROTC program while you drill once a month and 2 weeks per year, you would be a SMP cadet but would still receive the same training. SMP cadets can also compete for Active Duty.

    The only path that requires NG/Reserves is if you accept a GRFD Scholarship which requires you to fulfill your service obligation in either the NG or Reserves.

    No matter which path you select, the training is the same.
     
  3. Kelsi

    Kelsi Class of 2019

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Thank you for that information. :)
     
  4. Tgun

    Tgun Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Kelsie;

    Regarding regular, non-specific ROTC training in the Army; National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty typically attend the SAME training courses as blended student classes.

    One possible exception would be state specific training limited to the National Guard. Some states have a commissioning program that is NG only as well.

    The enlisted folks all attend the same basic, technical schools, etc.

    After West Point or ROTC, officers all attend the same technical schools (flight training for example), again in blended classes (active duty, reserve national guard).

    Air Force, same. I suspect Navy is similar except they have no ng component.:thumb:
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,699
    Likes Received:
    451
    The thing to keep in mind is that if you go to West Point you won't be serving in the NG for at least 5 years after you graduate. In Army ROTC you can be a member of the Guard or Reserve while you are in college, and you can also choose to serve in the Guard or Reserves when you graduate, instead of serving on active duty.
     

Share This Page