Can you transfer into ROTC?

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  1. sjbd94

    sjbd94 Member

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    I just recently learned that you could join Army ROTC for the final 2 years if you complete a course over the summer, is it competitive to get into this program? Also is this also true for the Air Force or Navy?
     
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    could u transfer in after 1 year and do 3 years in ROTC without having to go through a program for all branches?
     
  3. DukeFool

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    My source may not be entirely accurate as it comes from accounts made by various ROTC cadets but getting into ROTC during your junior year now is extremely hard. AFROTC had discontinued the additional week in Summer Field Training for any new juniors that would have to waive the first two years. The Army LDAC is very competitive and with fewer slots AROTC units are more inclined to give the slots to cadets that have been in the program for some time rather than a newcomer. The only options I can see for an upcoming junior is to apply for OCS or OTS which is very competitive in its own nature or take an additional year to allow time for you to enroll as if you were just a sophomore (Not sure if it would work but it sounds logical).

    If you are an upcoming sophomore, you will have to take the accelerated path which means to take both the first year and second year course. I'm not sure what you mean without going through a program but you do have to go through some kind of summer officer training to earn a commission into the military. If you are an upcoming sophomore rather than a junior, take initiative and be competitive when it comes to getting a slot in summer field training or LDAC.
     
  4. kinnem

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    One other course besides OCS, if your OK with the Marines instead of Army, is the Marine Platoon Leader Course for either rising sophmores or juniors.
     
  5. -Bull-

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    The program you are thinking of is LTC (Leaders Training Course) held at Fort Knox. It is becoming harder and harder to get into now because of obvious DoD cuts. It is still going on (for now) since my Battalion is sending cadets this summer, but it's not easy. I also would not recommend this path if you just plan on showing up before the summer and asking to go. It doesn't usually work that way. I'd contact the ROO at the prospective school you're interested in and see what the deal is. I have no clue what programs are out there for the USAF and USN. Good Luck :thumb:

    Also, DukeFool, I understand what you're saying, but for AROTC, those that are required to go to LTC to catch up on MSI and MSII year also have to go to LDAC after their MSIII year.
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    Possibly. I'm pretty sure you don't have to. But it might be worth to do the year of ROTC at whatever school you're transferring from just so you can start working on that domain knowledge.
     

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