My daughter is starting AROTC this fall semester and she has been told she has to contract as soon as she passes the physical aptitude test. We had been told originally (when applying) that contracting did not take place until after the first year. In other word we were told: you have one year to make up your mind. If you decide after one year that army is not what you want to do, you can leave, and you owe nothing. I understand the army is taking chances by doing this, but she feels pressured right now... Does anyone on the forum know if this is a new policy, is anyone out there experiencing the same situation. I greatly appreciate any concrete answer or comment you might have. Thank you so much!