can i still join rotc if i am the only boy in my house hold

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  1. MIKEMIKE

    MIKEMIKE ROTC MEMBER OF THE ARMY Banned

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    can i still join rotc if i am the only boy in my house hold
     
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    Yes
    Being the only male child would have made you eligible for a draft deferment but it will not disqualify you from military service.
     
  3. MIKEMIKE

    MIKEMIKE ROTC MEMBER OF THE ARMY Banned

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    ok how can i get drafted
     
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    Michael, there is no current draft. You can enroll in ROTC at most colleges.
     
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    MIKEMIKE ROTC MEMBER OF THE ARMY Banned

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    can i still do it because i am homeschool online @gokings814
     
  7. Pima

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    No. ROTC is for students in college, since you are only 14 and online HS, you would be JROTC.
     
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    they say i can do rotc or jrotc too @Pima
     
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    Who is they?

    JROTC is for HS.

    If you are doing college online, (joint hs and college at the same time) than you are considered a HS student, not a college student. If you are doing it as a HS graduate at the age of 1 and now in college, you would still not be eligible to join ROTC because you are too young of a minor. Your parents would have to sign off on you joining ROTC.

    There is a point (@2 years in) where you become a POC. If for whatever reason you do not commission and are released from the ROTC program, the military branch that you chose has the right to require you to enlist. They can't do that with you since you would only be 16, even if the folks agree.

    Honestly, I cannot see why any 14 year old, even if allowed would join ROTC at your age. No offense. I say this with kindness, but if you did ROTC you would have to go to a college campus for PT and LLAB (ROTC classes) and somewhere along the line to be competitive in the unit for your career field after graduation/commissioning you will have positions within the unit, thus it will not just be about coming in at 6 a.m. twice a week for PT, and coming in for LLAB in the afternoon on another day, but also writing reports attending additional meetings, etc.
     
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    ok when i was talking to the people at the rotc they say i can join jrotc or rotc because they have all ages level for highschool kids and middleschool kids @Pima
     
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    Again, who is this "they" at the ROTC that told you this?

    I don't know any HS kid without a diploma that is in ROTC. I know that there are AROTC cadets in HS that do a program where it is a blend, but they are about to graduate, and will be 18 when they start college in the fall.

    I can see them saying middle school...somewhat, but we are talking about 8th graders that are taking so many advanced courses they are actually in 9th grade. Not 6th graders.
     
  14. Pima

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    Well, whip me with a wet spaghetti noodle 1000 times.

    Looked at AFROTC, yes you can join at 14, but there is a caveat...you can't accept the scholarship until 17. I am guessing that would be the same for contracting as a POC. You would be a POC for 2 years. That means if you are 17 when you become as POC, you would be 18 when you graduate and commission.

    I would still stand by my position, that I am not sure why at 14, you would want to join ROTC at this age. Again, no offense, but as a Mom of 3, maturity wise none of them were at the level of hanging with 18-22 yr old kids in a college atmosphere and to do ROTC you will be required to attend PT and LLAB at a college.

    What is your future intention? Do you want to get your undergrad by 18 and go directly into the military as an officer? Or do you want to go for your grad degree and than go XYZ career field? Going ROTC locks you into the adage Service before Self. They can say you will go to Korea and not get an educational delay for grad school.

    The point I am making is if you go ROTC you are also accepting the good with the bad. I am not sure why if you are trying to graduate college at 18, that you don't wait and try for OCS.
     
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    There are junior military training programs that middle school and high school aged home schoolers can participate in.
    Here is a good link for some possibilities, and you could do some research to see if they are available in your area.
    http://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/2013/09/10/military-training-programs-homeschooling/
    To quote them here:
    "For high school homeschoolers contemplating a military career, there are options available to aid in preparing for a military lifestyle. The following programs are available: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC), Naval Sea Cadets, Civil Air Patrol, and Young Marines. Very few of the programs available to public/private schooled students has a homeschool counterpart, but some allow homeschool students to participate. "

    IMHO, Boy or Girl Scouts would provide a great opportunity for any youth to learn leadership skills, outdoor skills, and respect for others.
     
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    ok i will my cousin is in rotc he is 14 years old @Pima
     
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    ok thank you and i already apply to one already for homeschool and middleschool and highschool it is a college and a university i stay there and i eat there i do homeschool there and thank you @5Day
     
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    Michael,
    If Michael Robinson is your real name it is not the best screen name to use when you post things on online forums. These forums or any online forum. You should be able to change it on your profile page.
     
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    Especially if their avatar is a picture of them.
     
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    Michael,

    Again, what is your goal? AD Army as an O1 at 18, or Educational Delay for grad school?

    I get you want to go AROTC.
     

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