Attending RMA Sandhurst

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  1. ConsulSeneca

    ConsulSeneca Member

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    Greetings,

    I know that USMA has a summer exchange program with RMA Sandhurst, but does anybody know of how a U.S. Army cadet could go to Sandhurst for his commission, without doing ROTC or attending a service academy? I know that it is possible, but I don't know how.

    Please forgive me for being a bit out of place in this forum, but I think it is the best place for my question.

    CONSULSENECA
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    Sandhurst and USMA are very different. USMA is an undergrad institution. Sandhurst is a year long officer school that is military based not undergrad academic based in a military environment. I would say it most closely resembles the Marine Corps TBS in the fact that all officers attend the school post college then receive their branches/MOS while there. From a quick google search it looks like the Army sent some officers a few years ago to Sandhurst after they were commissioned for their BLOC type training. Unless their is a program that I have never heard of, don't think you will be attending Sandhurst as a commissioning source. A degree is required to be an officer and Sandhurst doesn't do that.
     
  3. ConsulSeneca

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    But according to the link article above, it is possible to attend Sandhurst as a commissioning source. Any ideas on how?
     
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  5. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Sandhurst produces officers for a foreign military, not the United States. If you want to be commissioned from Sandhurst you would need to be a British Citizen and want to be an officer in the British Military.

    The foreign cadets that graduate West Point are not commissioned into the U.S. Military. It is just a partnership arrangement that increases interoperability between the US and our allies.
     

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