Nebraska Air Force ROTC

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  1. Farm Kid

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    So I'm applying for both the Air Force Academy and a ROTC scholarship in case I don't get accepted to the USAFA. My question is, is there a college that is said to have the best ROTC? If so, which one would be best in the country? Additionally, since I live in Nebraska, which college has the best ROTC in the midwest? Also, which one would be best for an aspiring pilot? I went to the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) for an ROTC visit, and I thought it was awesome, but I just want to know if there are better options out there.
     
  2. dunninla

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    don't know, but suggest you apply USNA and NROTC as well if your interest is flying and/or flying support.
     
  3. Pima

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    Your chance of getting a rated slot has little to do with the college, and more to do with your own success.

    ERAU boasts they have the 2nd highest amount of pilot slots after AFA. That is 100% correct. Now ask them the statistical amount awarded.

    BIG DIFFERENCE!

    Next, stop and understand you are 17, and have yet to be educated about all of the career paths.

    You have yet to get PPQ from DodMERB.

    You can swear that you won't mind living in NC. Trust me as a parent we have heard this constantly only to hear about how homesick they are 6-9 weeks after getting there.


    You are putting the cart before the horse.

    Don't ask us for the best AFROTC program, because the best is personal to each and every cadet.

    Select the best college for you and you will shine!

    As a parent of an AFROTC non-tech scholarship recipient with a UPT slot that will be commissioned 2012, he did not select a college based on the "best for an aspiring pilot". He selected the best college that met his academic, ROTC and personal desires.

    JMPO, but to get a UPT slot, it is the combination of many factors, and wanting to stay at that school because you like it, knowing you need that scholarship to pay for it will be your biggest motivation.

    Remember as it has been stated. scholarships are really only truly guaranteed for 2 yrs with AFROTC, if you are not selected for SFT, you jeopardize the scholarship, and for sure as sheaat you will not be selected for UPT.

    Your eye on the ball should be scholarship, SFT and than AFSC (career selection)...cart/horse!

    Dunninla,

    I understand your suggestion regarding flying, but unless the OP is ready to live on a boat JIC he doesn't get UPT, it could actually hurt him. College is college with breaks. AD is 24/7/365 for at least 4 yrs.
     
  4. Farm Kid

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    Thanks for the advice!
     

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