Nrotc obligation??

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  1. ig21

    ig21 New Member

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    I was wandering what the exact obligations are for those who do nrotc both scholarship and nonscholarship? Is there a difference?
    Also does the time spent in college count as part of the reserves and how many naval reserve officers are currently deployed?

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  2. VMINROTChopeful

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    check with your recruiter, but here is what i understood from mine.

    if you did non-scholarship (Navy College Program) you have no obligation. in fact, in a normal college, you would need to compete for a commission if you wanted it. in a 1 of the 6 senior military colleges, you would be guaranteed a commission if you wanted it.

    if you take a scholarship, and drop it before the beginning of your sophomore year, you have no obligation.

    if you take a scholarship and drop it after the beginning of your sophomore year, you would owe the navy repayment of your scholarship.

    if you take a scholarship and at the end of your senior year, and you take a commission, you are required to spend 8 yrs URL of which 4yrs must be active duty.

    NROTC does not count as reserves.

    if you voluntarily select certain services (such as naval aviation), you are voluntarily agreeing to a greater active duty commitment.

    you can't commission directly into the naval reserves. naval reserves are composed of active duty officers who retire. there are 80,000 officers and enlisted in naval reserves.
     
  3. ig21

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    I dont really understand what you would do in the reserves?
    Could anyone elaborate what its like as a naval officer in the reserves and just any more information would about the reserves would be appreciated...
     
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    wikipedia, i bow down before you and humbly ask for knowledge :yllol:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Reserves
     
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    i have a buddy who wants to commission in the reserves. You cant just choose ROTC and take a reserve commission- they take you in to put you on AD as a regular officer. At least, thats my undersanding of the Air Force way. But my friend wants to be a navy reserve officer. He is going to finish college and then go through officer training to get into the reserves. Thats just what he told me...take it for what its worth, but i dont think you can get a reserve commission from ROTC (despite its deceiving name)
     
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    you're buddy is going to be quite surprised then when they put him on AD instead of putting him in the reserves! only certain professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) can directly become reserve officers in the navy without going AD first. (from everything i read)
     
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    i guess i should have clarified. Hes going to be a JAG. Maybe lawyers get a different deal.
     
  9. Navyman

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    Having been an active duty Navy JAG, although I did not go ROTC for undergrad, I can say that I doubt there is a special deal for your friend. While there is always a strong need to provide incentives for those in the medical fields to join the military, the same does not hold true for attorneys. There are simply too many to choose from for such incentives to be necessary. There are programs for individuals to serve on active duty as a line officer for a period of time and then apply for what is called the Law Education Program (LEP). This is an extremely competitive program but those selected have their law school paid for by the Navy and are also paid their salary while they are a student. It's a great deal if you are selected.

    The bottom line though is I seriously doubt your friend will be offered the option of going straight into the Reserves if he or she chooses to go NROTC.
     
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    Im sure your right. I dont know how the Navy runs things. All i know from what hes told me is that he wants to be a reserve JAG after college/law school. No ROTC. He wants a professional law career and doesnt want any AD time to interrupt that. I guess from what youre saying hed have to be AD for a couple years beforehand anyways?
     
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    I'm not saying he could not go directly into the Reserves if he did not have the Navy pay for some aspect of his education. I'm just saying the Navy would expect some active duty time in return if an individual is going to school on its dime. I apologize. I must have misunderstood your question. I believe I have come into contact with Reserve JAGs who never did active duty time, but it is a rarity.
     
  12. ig21

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    After you serve your four years of active duty and then enter the reserves what are you to expect?
    When your in the naval reserves im assuming your also going to be apart of the work force right, because your only drilling several times a year?

    But what happens when your called out is your previous job lost? How long do you typically serve and are you in the same line of work you were in as an active naval officer?

    Also how likely are you to be deployed out as a reserve espcially now with everything going on in the world?

    Im just confused about the reserve thing...does it mean once your called out you are pretty much becoming an active officer again and are spending another four years or isnt a more brief situation and your serving small portions of the year??
     
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    i don't know. you might want to ask this question on a forum with lots of naval officers, both AD and reserve, like airwarriors.com

    i can tell you that 1 thing i know is that when you are working for someone else while you are on reserve, you can't be fired because you are doing your military duty. it's against the law.

    we are in a war against terror, so it's been quite often that i read about people who finish AD and go on the reserves only to be called back to AD. i don't know if this happens in the Navy though. also, one more thing, on airwarriors.com, they talk about something called "Individual Augmentation". you should google that. sounds like when navy people get sent to the front line of the war, or something like that. i found some reference to it on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_Provisional_Detainee_Battalion_TWO
     
  14. Navyman

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    Yes, in the Navy we have many many individuals serving in a Reserve capacity who are called back to active duty to support the mission. Even in the JAG community this is happening. It is not as if everyone is called back but it can certainly happen. It all depends on the needs of the mission, what command you happen to be drilling with in the Reserves, and your particular expertise.
     

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