I am the mother of an AFROTC scholarship cadet that will soon graduate. I'm new to this forum, so if this is the wrong place to post my question, my apologies, just delete this. Anyway, I'm trying to educate myself and understand more fully what has happened with a job assignment that was awarded to my son. I don't meddle in his business and he has been quiet while processing his assignment. Here Are my questions based upon the following information (as I understand it- so many acronyms!): Cadet was awarded a full AFROC scholarship sophomore year, providing his major was in a tech field. He choose Chemistry. Cadet will graduate with this and three additional degrees this spring. This individual took the MCAT as medical school was one of the things I believe was listed on his dream sheet. Two years ago, the Det. Commander requested he get Lasic for pilot school. The ophthalmologist did not recommend this due to cornea shape. Several months later, cadet was asked to visit an opthamologist that specialized in high risk Lasic. This doctor also denied Lasic for my son due to his cornea. Cadet was wing commander last semester and has received numerous awards as well as additional scholarships due to his studies and research in his major. It is my understanding that his cadet ranking has been at the very top of his class for the previous four years he's been involved with ROTC. He's very excited to complete his studies and begin serving his country. My question (s) based on the above are: 1) my son was awarded at 13N Missileer position even though this was not listed on his dream list. He is the only one in his cadre to be given a job that was not on that list. Why? 2) his report date to Vandenberg AFB is spring of 2016. Why so far out? My limited understanding of training in this field is 100 days. 3) would his training be part of his four year payback? He previously would have made the AF a career choice. This Missileer mission is not one where I can imagine he would consider staying given his interests and the fact that it appears to be a deadend job with no similar jobs he could train in the public sector. 4) Four and done seems to be six and done under new changes in this field. Will this cadet be forced to take on additional years that he did not sign on for with regards to his scholarship? I can understand pilots needing to agree to additional service because pilot training is expensive. Missileer training, in my very limited understanding is very inexpensive. The six and done seems to me to be an attempt to keep these officers in longer because the AF knows by slotting these individuals with such a mission means they'll serve for their commitment and leave. Well, those are questions. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.