Marine Option NROTC

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  1. Wittiest

    Wittiest New Member

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    Hey guys. I just received my notification about receiving a Marine Option NROTC scholarship an hour ago!

    I am capable of graduating college in 2 or 3 years, so I was curious about how this would affect my placement in the NROTC program. Does anyone know of a similar case / where I can find info?
     
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  2. NavyHoops

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    Have you visited the Det and talked to them?
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure you'll be in the program for 4 years. If you double up on Naval Science you might be able to do it in three years. One of the main things that could hamper you is the summer training and OCS which takes 4 years, and only having three years for leadership positions. The leadership positions senior year can be critical and you need to grow in these slots each year. As NavyHoops said, speak to the unit to see if it's possible and get a definitive answer.

    If it were me I'd recommend 4 years to allow you to grow in experience as a leader, but that's just me.
     
  4. NavyHoops

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    I second using the 4 years. Go to the fleet with all the training, experience and education you can get. Double major, minor, start a Masters if that is possible. If the USMC is paying, make it to your advantage. There are tons of challenges as a new officer, no reason to make it harder on yourself then it needs to be.
     

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