Differences between AROTC and NROTC programs

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  1. dunninla

    dunninla Member

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    I have seen many questions over the past year about the differences between AROTC and NROTC regarding applications, requirements, life in the program, etc. I thought it might be helpful to post here a little comparison chart I threw together. Unfortunately it is missiong a lot of information about AROTC specifics... if anyone has links to power points or releases from Cadet Command that might fill in the blanks, it is much appreciated.

    Here is what I have so far:


    Army ROTC …/… Naval ROTC
    Commitment Active Duty …/… 4 …/… 5
    Commitment Indiv. Ready Reserve …/… 4 …/… 3
    Commission into Active Duty? …/… Yes, or Reserves or Air NGuard …/… Yes
    Scholarship …/… Full Tuition + Fees …/… Full Tuition + Fees
    Monthly Stipend …/… $300/$350/$450/$500 …/… $250/$300/$350/$400
    Annual Books Reimbursement limit …/… $1,200 …/… $750
    Minimum SAT …/… 920 CR+M …/… 530CR+520M or top 10%rank
    Ave. SAT of Scholarship Awardees …/… unknown - est. 1175 …/… 1275
    Colleges offering ROTC …/… unknown - est. 175 host, 800 Cross-Town …/… 73 Host + 86 Cross-Town
    % Scholarship non-technical …/… unrestricted …/… 15%
    % Scholarships Science non-Engineering …/… unrestricted …/… 45%
    % Scholarships Engineering …/… unrestricted …/… 40%
    Required Technical Courses …/… none …/… 1 yr. Calc, 1 yr. Chem, 1 yr. calc-based Physics
    Diversity Target (AA, HISP, AsPac) …/… unknown …/… 31%
    Number of 4 yr. Scholarships offered …/… unknown …/… 1680 + 150 Nurse Option
    # 4-Year Scholarships ENROLLED …/… unknown …/… 825 + 100 Nurse Option
    # of 3 yr. Scholarships offered …/… unknown …/… 70
    # of 2 yr. Scholarships offered …/… unknown …/… 47
    # in Advance Program, no scholarship …/… unknown …/… unknown
    Scholarship Award Decision …/… Cadet Command, Ft. Knox, KY …/… NSTC, Pensacola, FL
    Colleges to which Award is Applicable …/… Multiple Offers possible from 7 Schools Listed on application …/… Offer to 1 school/consortium from 5 listed on application
    College Placement Decision …/… Battalion PMS …/… Battalion PNS
    What if College does not admit Awardee? …/… Cadet Command tries alternate …/… NSTC tries alternate
    Freshman Orientation …/… unknown …/… 7 day
    College Course work required …/… military science ground focused …/… military science sea focused
    Physical Fitness Requirements …/… run/curlup/pushup-harder …/… run/curlup/pushup -hard
    Physical Training Required …/… 3 per week, 1 hr. each …/… 2 per week, 1 hr. each
    Leadership Lab required …/… 2 per week, 1.5 hr. each
    …/… 2 per week, 1.5 hr. each
    Summer Training Requirements …/… 4 wks x 1 summer, paid …/… 4 wks x 3 summers, paid
    Overnight Training during school year …/… 3-4 overnights per year …/… none
    Commissioned as …/… O-1 2nd Lieutenant …/… O-1 Ensign
    Active Duty Pay …/… O-1 all military pay …/… O-1 all military pay

    # commissioned FY2011 target …/… unknown - est. 1900 …/… 770 + 221 enlisted (STA-21)
    # commissioned Pilot …/… n/a …/… 273
    # commissioned Flight Officer …/… n/a …/… 104
    # commissioned Submarines …/… n/a …/… 143 (with Draft)
    # commissioned Surface Warfare …/… n/a …/… 314 (w. Nuclear Draft)
    # commissioned Nursing …/… n/a …/… 100
    # commissioned SEALS …/… n/a …/… 22
    # commissioned Intelligence …/… n/a …/… 2
    # commissioned Cyber Warfare (FY14) …/… n/a …/… 15
    # commissioned Explosives …/… n/a …/… 18
    # commissioned RESTRICED LINE (misc.) …/… n/a …/… 32
    # commissioned Medical/Dental School …/… n/a …/… 15
    # commissioned JAG …/… n/a …/… 3
    # commissioned Marine Ground …/… n/a …/… n/a
    # commissioned Marine Air …/… n/a …/… n/a

    # commissioned Army National Guard …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Army Reserve (3-6 mos. Active to start) …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Army Active Duty …/… unknown …/… n/a

    Army Active Duty Commission Branches
    # commissioned Air Defense Artillery …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Armor …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Aviation …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Engineer …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Field Artillery …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Infantry …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Special Forces …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Bio/Rad/Nuc …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Intelligence …/… "that's a tough one to get" …/… n/a
    # commissioned Police …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Signal …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Chaplian …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Civil Affairs …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Dental …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Medical Service …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Medical Specialist …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Nurse …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Ordnance …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Adjutant Gen (HR) …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Quartermaster (logistics) …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Transportation …/… unknown …/… n/a
    # commissioned Veterinary …/… unknown …/… n/a
     
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  2. The OC Josh

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    I updated the few I know about. Total ROTC scholarships for class of 2014= 2579 Link
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You can remove Chaplain, Special Forces, Dental, Vet from your list of basic branches and add Finance. no cadet goes directly into those fields upon commissioning. You can ask for an ed delay to go to advanced schooling in law or medicine, and you won't have a CA functional area until around Captain rank (that's Army Captain O4).

    I would also tell you that some of your categories (like freshman orientation) are school/Battalion specific, so are hard to put in your chart.

    Thanks for pointing out that the stipend for Navy is $100 less. And the book money is less too.
     
  4. Pima

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    So interesting, you would think that each branch had the same stipend and book money, but obviously they don't!

    The AF has the same stipend as the Army, but their book money does not match either of the two sister services, it is 900 a yr.

    I guess it comes down to the strategic personnel planning of the services.
     
  5. dunninla

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    thanks guys. I did update my spreadsheet, and just so that in the future people don't get bogged down with a draft that I cannot now revise, let's kill this thread.

    I will post a revised, updated comparison in a new thread.


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