I am in the process of filling out an application for NROTC, and I have a few questions. I just learned about rotc in July, but I have researched it alot and talked to a navy recruiter about it, and I really think its what I want to do. I am really nervous about the application though, especially the essay (Discuss your reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer), because I dont know everything about being a Naval Officer, and I cant seem to come up with exactly why I want to. The main reasons are because of all the opportunities it has to offer... the advanced career paths, leadership, and serving our country. Do these make sense at all, because all Im goin by is what I read in brochures and on websites. Also on the application instructions it said for the essay to be between 300-500 words, but it has room for 2500. Is a longer essay better or would a few paragraphs be okay? I have been working on it for a few weeks now, and have been saving it. The first night I saved it the recruiter called my cell phone and asked if I had any questions... That was really surprising, I was afraid I had accidentally sent it! But he told me to have it in by August 20th, and I have everything filled out besides my college choices (and essays!). With the college choices, is there any way to change them later? Because I have visited 2 of the 5 and Im not positive where I want to go yet. Ok last question! Do you have to send in your transcript and letters from teachers, or do you do that later? Thanks alot!!