I had an interview with an NROTC recruiter as part of my NROTC application. I wanted to know if my plan of action is justified. My plan for the next school year as a sophomore was to attend UMBC or any other civilian university with a NROTC unit if I was awarded/or not a NROTC scholarship. (Last year as a senior): Denied admissions to the USNA, USMA, USAFA. This year (college): -Waiver approval (USNA) -760M/700CR/660W -Calc II, Chem, Physics, Ethics in Lit. Initially I wanted to reapply each year if I was rejected but my judgement to be in NROTC would be based on commissioning as a Naval Officer. I am determined to reapply each year as I am offered an opportunity to do so until the age of 23, Of course I know that the decision to reapply or stay in NROTC boils down to me, but I would like some advice especially if I perhaps were a junior/senior in college. I have been told that if I was a junior or a senior, that I should continue the NROTC route. On a sidenote, I was also very interested in NUPOC which would also offer me a chance to become an nuclear propulsion officer via OCS and that this option would make the most ideal sense in terms of monetary value and investment if I were to commission as a submariner...but I am certain that I want the military aspect of college/academy (NROTC/USNA). Sorry for the lengthy thread.