I recently left the AROTC program (where I was an MSI/II compression cadet) at the university I attend in the tri-state region. However, I am strongly considering getting into contact with the cadre/ROO (or the USAF equivalent) at a cross-town campus as I believe the path I'd like to take after commissioning might be better suited to a career in the USAF. When I joined AROTC, later than my peers, I was not really prepared for it, or cognizant of many of the factors that went into joining my particular battalion and branch. I have a strong desire to serve and want to pursue a career as an officer but fear that it may be too late to actually achieve my dream. After doing a significant amount of research I've come to the conclusion that the Air Force is a better fit for my particular goals and aspirations, and I have been putting in the work to make sure I am more than prepared to rise to the challenges presented to me if I were afforded the opportunity to join the Detachment. That being said, is it impossible to join AFROTC/a Detachment heading into my junior year of college (I will have at least two more years of school + the potential of two or three more to ascertain a postgraduate (JD) degree)? Should I mention to the recruiting individual that I speak to at the Detachment that I was previously an AROTC cadet? Or should I just put plans for ROTC on the backburner and attempt to enlist/go to OCS (or the USAF equivalent) after graduation? I would greatly appreciate any insight that could be provided. Especially from AFROTC cadets - I know of cadets that have gone from AFROTC to AROTC, but really haven't heard of any cadets doing the converse, so if anyone has experience in that, that would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.