NROTC major/career plan help

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  1. jan.eric93

    jan.eric93 New Member

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    Hi all,

    So here's my current career plan; attend 4 year college/NROTC, commission as Navy officer upon graduation, after 3-4 years leave the Navy, apply for business schools...then be an entrepreneur. (My ultimate goal is to be a businessman/entrepreneur with the leadership and disciplinary skills). Please comment.

    Here's my dilemma for my choice of undergrad major; Economics or Computer Science? And does computer science count as "engineering" for the Navy? I have equal likings for both majors.

    thanks!
     
  2. fartman38

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    Great idea. The only input I would say is, enjoy what the navy does, and don't only go there for personal benefits. Good Luck!
     
  3. SCcandidate2015

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    I think a lot of people on here are going to have a ball with this.
     
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    Engineering is Tier 1 depending on the type. Nuclear, electrical etc are Tier 1 and Computer science is Tier 2. Not the same. https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarship_criteria.aspx
     
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    I like that you're honest in your motivations. So does the military...but you have to make sure what you honestly want matches to what the military wants.

    The Navy know that x% will separate after five years...but they would prefer those to be the under-performers, and that the overachievers stay in for a career.

    I agree with the poster above.... If you don't really have a desire to serve, to put others before yourself, to be willing to put your body in between an enemy bullet and its intended friendly target, then you will probably be counting every day in the Navy because it will be miserable... which all jobs not suited to a person quickly become.
     
  7. jan.eric93

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    It's not that I don't have the desire to serve...my dad was a lieutenant in the marines and my grandpa a sniper in the marines as well. I applied to the Naval Academy but failed the PFT section. I figured I'm going to end up in the military for sometime whether I go to the academies or civilian colleges. (I'm attending UC Berkeley this Fall). Life's too short, and making a difference is my life long goal before I meet Jesus lol. Aside from serving the military, I also want to have more time with my *future girl friend/wife/family. So that's why I only want to be active for the time I'm required. However, I'm thinking of joining the reserve after I finish my active duty.

    *note: I'm not on a four yr scholarship, I'm a college programmer as of now.
     

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