So DS is a freshman away at college at a large state university and is in the middle of his first week. He is participating in AROTC (non-scholarship). He then receives a call from a USMC recruiter (not local) asking him if he would be interested in participating in OCS (he didn't use the word PLC during the call according to DS). The recruiter said that he could still participate in AROTC and do OCS in the summer. (I presume the caller meant PLC as my understanding is OCS is post graduate only). So now DS is supposed to be getting a call from the local USMC OSO in the next week or so. DS is confused about whether it is prudent to pursue both paths and determine which gives him an AD contract. His main goal is to be an infantry officer/active duty. He leans towards the marines but there is no NROTC at his college, which is why he proceeded with AROTC. Money for college is a non-issue as he has academic scholarships plus we have funds set aside. Is it possible to do both AROTC during the year, and Marine OCS in the summers (and carry 19 units)? Is it ethical? Given the reductions in forces, which path truly gives him the best chance of AD? Advice is appreciated.