Is there any way to do ROTC after completing a bachelor's degree?

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  1. dmliu010

    dmliu010 New Member

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    Yes, I know there are programs for college graduates such as OCS and OTS but is there any way to do ROTC if you already have a degree (non-prior)? For example, would it be possible to do ROTC while finishing a master's degree or getting a 2nd undergraduate degree?

    Sorry if this has already been answered. I didn't find anything about it so just thought I'd ask.
     
  2. Jcc123

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    You can do Army ROTC while in graduate school - not sure about other branches.
     
  3. Oldsalt

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    Not sure of your current age, but there are age limits for certain designators in the Navy.
    You may want to take a look at that if your are looking to do another 4 years of college.
    OS
     
  4. Pima

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    For AFROTC that really isn't just a yes or no answer. The problem is you must attend field training and that takes a year before you can attend. Upon completion of SFT you will become a POC, and you must be a POC for at least 18 months. So you have to be in the program for no less than 2 1/2 years.

    The big if and why those wanting to go AF go OCS instead of the route you are questioning is SFT selection rate currently is 60%. Thus, you could plot and plan, but if not selected you have spent a year and will not get commissioned into the AF.

    Most will opt OCS also because they can apply and get their slot a year out. This allows you to complete your Masters while you wait out the year.

    I know only one person that did ROTC as they obtained their Masters, but that is because they were on the program at college where he could do it in a year and had joined ROTC as a junior, so it was more of timing working out perfectly. Otherwise for those that have a degree already in hand they opted to go directly to OCS. Many for the exact reason OldSalt stated....age!
     
  5. logremf

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    Yes for AROTC. I was once in the same situation you are in. I was sent to Basic Camp at Fort Knox to make up for the first two years of ROTC I missed, I then started ROTC as a MS 3 cadet. The graduate program I was in was a two year program so I was able to receive a commission and a Masters degree at the same time. This was over twenty five years ago, but I believe the program sill exists.
     
  6. dmliu010

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    Thanks for all the replies. So the general consensus is that Army ROTC allows it, but not the other ROTC programs?
     
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    Definite yes for AROTC. I'm currently doing it while pursuing a 2 year program. I had to go to summer camp before starting in the fall.

    Probably no to nrotc and afrotc. I contacted both in my area and recruiting said they don't take grad students.
     
  8. dmliu010

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    I have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind.

    - How difficult was the Leadership Training Course? Did you get your own room or did you have to bunk with someone? Were you allowed to have a computer/internet access/free time or was it basically like a boot camp?

    - Were you able to get the Army to pay for grad school? If so, would you say that it was very competitive receiving the scholarship?

    Thanks
     
  9. -Bull-

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    Regarding LTC:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_tUWZMiYD8

    You'll notice in the background of a few shots your living conditions.

    http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/courses-and-colleges/curriculum/leaders-training-course.html
     

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