I'm hoping to get some input to help my S make a ROTC decision. He is interested in attending college as an AF-ROTC cadet. After he identified a few schools of interest, he determined that most of them did not have AF-ROTC on campus, but rather cadets traveled to a "neighboring" school that housed a detachment. In some really informal inquiries to these detachments, we're getting the sense that many/most/all cadets drop out of the program if the distance from their school to the detachment is too great. 3 examples: 30 miles -- 0 cadets remaining; 20 miles -- 2-3 cadets/class participating; 3 miles -- 10 cadets/class participating. Any input? Is this a common occurrence, or more unique to the schools we've inquired about? Any help would be very much appreciated.