Navy ROTC - LREC

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  1. armydaughter

    armydaughter Member

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    Although my son is actively pursuing appointment to USMA, he is also looking at ROTC options. He will be applying for an Army ROTC scholarship. He was recently contacted by a Navy recruiter who was urging him to apply for a NROTC scholarship as well. He is not an engineering/science major. We came accross information about the Navy's Language Skills, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Awareness (LREC) Program, which seems like one of the few options for Tier III majors.

    The web site said that LREC is only offered at "select" schools with NROTC programs. Does anyone know where to find a list of those schools?

    Also, my son's first choice of a major is International Relations (he wants to pursue Intelligence as a branch). Most of those programs require a language proficiency and a focus on a geographic region. Would that fit in with the LREC requirements?
     
  2. dunninla

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    re: Intelligence

    1) Navy requires serving in the primary Community of Surface, Sub, or Aviation for about 3 or 4 years before any likelihood of getting an Intelligence billet.

    2) About 70% of Army ROTC cadets branched into Intelligence are assigned first to serve for 2-3 years in a Combat Arms branch like Infantry, Artillery, etc.

    3) "Intelligence" is an interesting word for the Branch. Most officers seem to spend most of their day reading reports and condensing them into Power Point slides for officers up the chain of command.
     
  3. nofodad

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    LREC

    Our DS applied for the tier III NROTC major and was denied. The scholarship process is very competitive and there are very few tier III scholarships availabe for NROTC. The Army however appears to be loaded with Inter. Rel. and Poli Sci. majors, there appear to be more career opportunites in that branch. After applying for NROTC and USNA, and being denied both our DS' only regret is that he did not apply for AROTC. He will join a crosstown AROTC unit next year and try to earn a scholarship.
     
  4. kinnem

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    Just wanted to add NROTC Marine Option doesn't care what your major is.
     
  5. dunninla

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    true, but bear in mind a scholarship applicant with a goal of serving in the Intelligence community will have a tougher time getting there as a Marine... Marines commission O1s out of the Academy, PLC or Marine Option NROTC into Marine Ground or Marine Air. There is no "Marine Intelligence". The Navy doesn't commission, except for a handful, directly into Naval Intelligence either. Intelligence is one of the 16 Branches that AROTC and Academy cadets commission into, with the caveat as I wrote above that out of the 400-500 that commission into Intelligence each year, about 350 first serve in a Combat Arms branch... actually they changed the name of Combat Arms to ... what the heck to they call it now... something like Maneuver, Fire, and Effects (whoever thought of that improved name ought to get a government job).
     
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    I thought it worth mentioning since choice of major seemed to be an issue of concern. I'm not sure how one gets into Marine Intelligience but clearly there are several Marine MOS applying to intelligience (from http://futureusmarines.webs.com/usmcmoslist.htm) :

    Intelligance - Field 02

    0211 --Counterintelligence/HUMINT Specialist
    0212 --Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
    0231 --Intelligence Specialist
    0241 --Imagery Analysis Specialist
    0261 --Geographic Intelligence Specialist
    0291 --Intelligence Chief
     
  7. gettingmoregrayhair

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    lrec is possible!

    My DD was awarded a LREC/tier 3 scholarship to
    NROTC at U of Illinois. She will start in August 2012. This tier is very competitive,with only 15% of the total scholarships being awarded at this level. 85% of scholarships go to the top two tiers.

    But if your son has no interest in engineering or nuclear physics, go for it. My daughter's major is also International Relations, and her area/language focus will beArabic.

    The course load will be heavy, because in addition to the normal requirements of the ollege major, the student still has to take the Navy required calculus and physics courses. However, some of those courses in turn fulfill a basic university requirement for a science or math requirement.

    It will take careful planning, but it seems possible! One disappointment/factor we encountered along the way is that even her interviewer at the Naval Statio had never heard of LREC!

    I made preliminary phone calls/ emails to specific university battalions to ensure they could offer an LREC major before listing them on the NROTC application.
     

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