NROTC unrestricted/restrticted line officers

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  1. jimmyjohnson

    jimmyjohnson New Member

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    I'm in NROTC right now (Navy option), but I want to switch to the Marine option and keep my scholarship intact as well. If I'm not able to make the switch to the Marines, I can't see myself as a surface warfare officer, submarine officer, eod, or any of the other options I have as a Navy option midshipman. Pilot seems to be the only thing that I could deal with, but the technical and mathematical skill it takes to graduate flight school seems daunting and I don't know if I want to be a pilot that bad. However, I have heard of people spending a year or two as a SWO, Sub Officer or some other unrestricted line officer, then transferring to another community within the Navy. For example, I would want to be an Aviation Rescue Swimmer if I'm in this position a few years from now. Is this possible?
     
  2. OhioStateDad

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    For example, I would want to be an Aviation Rescue Swimmer if I'm in this position a few years from now. Is this possible?[/QUOTE]

    Resque swimmers are enlisted personnel so you would need to drop your scholarship and enlist. They are usually AW's (aviation warfare operators) and must first attend aircrew school at NAS Pennsicola.
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    I agree with OhioStateDad, to be a rescue swimmer you would need to drop the scholarship and enlist.

    I would hope that you are in your first year with NROTC, if so you can drop the scholarship with no commitment, if not you have other issues you will need to deal with.

    I would speak to your command quickly, the school year is nearly over and you will need to confirm with them right away if it is possible to switch to the Marine Corps Option. No one here will be able to answer this question for you.

    A word to the wise for all future NROTC applicants, make sure you want to spend a lot of time on a ship or sub before you commit to the NROTC. I have two son's in AROTC for just that reason.
     

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