After some needed humiliation, a question came up that makes me very curious. Though, I don't doubt that JROTC can be a strong point for a candidate and can perpare people; I wonder how USMA/AROTC truly see it? The program is portayed as "if you fail here you wont fit in the military". Another thought that I have heard from instructors is "JROTC is the best thing for the academy". Many people in my program seem to have "eggs in one basket" so to speak and do little on average outside the program. A few(numerous enought to mention) kids think that they can have 3.0 and be a staff officer and get a full-ride scholarship. I dont think one thing can be that potent, If not prove me wrong. Is JROTC the bread and butter of the academies? JROTC is always potrayed as perparing people for the military, very well. Numerous comments have made me wonder is it over-glorified and is overdone.It would give me a better insight if people who been to an academy or ROTC could point out how it is seen.