NROTC MO Question

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  1. JPS

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    Does it help ypur chances to enlist while applying for a NROTC MO scholarship
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    No! Absolutely not. Actually it may work against your ultimate goals
     
  3. JPS

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    Whys that?
     
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    Is your goal to become a Marine Officer?

    If so, you need a 4-year college degree. If you enlist and don't get a scholarship you will be heading to boot camp.
     
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    My recruiter tried to tell me something similar about how it would help to enlist in the Reserves as a senior in high school, and that it would show the scholarship board "your dedication to being a Marine".

    I'm no expert, only an applicant, but I personally don't think that would be a good idea if you only want to be an officer.

    For one thing, we could get into a war before you go off to college, and being enlisted you could be deployed even though you are waiting for a scholarship
     
  7. JPS

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    So you didnt enlist
     
  8. BDHuff09

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    I never planned to. I went to the recruiter (which probably wasn't the best source) get info about the USMC because at that point I was unsure if I wanted to do navy or Marine option ROTC.

    In all fairness, he did give me info about nrotc, but he also highly suggested I that I should do the reserves while I waited on the scholarship.

    He also said I should do NROTC instead of USNA or VMI, because I might "get burned out with the military lifestyle before I commission"

    Which all seemed pretty fishy considering he wasn't an officer
     
  9. JPS

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    Oh I see
     

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