Nrotc vs. Nrotc mo

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  1. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

    FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Member

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    Theoretically speaking, if the grade and physical requirments are met for both Navy ROTC and Navy ROTC Marine Option, which one would be easier to get into? Would it be Marines since the SAT and ACT score requirment are lower, or would it be Navy because their are more opportunities in the Navy.

    Basically i have the grades for both. I always wanted to be a Navy Seal, but if Marines is easier to get a scholorship for college then i will apply marines and serve my country as a Jar Head. I really just want to serve my country but first attend college, im just wondering which branch is easier to obtain the scholorship (yes im in good shape as well).... Thanks God Bless
     
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    A better set of "theoretical" questions for you to ponder would be:
    a. It sounds like you primarily want to be a ground pounder. Where are your best chances of becoming a ground soldier after commissioning? As a Marine or getting selected to be a SEAL? And if you wind up in the Navy as for example a "pork chop" (Supply Corps) or a Surface Warfare Officer because you didn't make it to or thru SEAL training -are you interested in the Navy?

    b. What do you want to major in? If you don't want to major in an Engineering discipline, then there are relatively very few Navy scholarships available to you. The decision may be made for you in that case.
     
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    Bruno, very well said, this is a conversation I have had with two of my son's friends, If the plan is to be a special forces guy, why pick the service with only one job that you may want? (Navy SEAL) IMHO; Both Marines and Army are far superior choices for someone who wants to jump out of planes and eat them tasty snakes... in addition all the SF now reports to a central command, current conflicts are more desert than aquatic, 80% failure rate...
     
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  4. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

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    I really do not care what i mayor in, maybe because im young and have my whole life ahead me, but honestly i can mayor in anything. But to get the Marine scholorship easier whats best to say your mayoring in....for Navy whats best to say ur mayoring in?
     
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    Nursing
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    It's not "whats best to say ur mayoring in" Its what you ARE majoring in. Can you maintain a 'B' average in Nuclear Engineering, on top of the ROTC commitment, (Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Differential Equations etc.,)? I hear the Navy likes Nuclear Engineers

    (BTW: Got spell check?)
     
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    so which of the two scholorships are handed out more, Navy or Marine Option, I feel like Marine is easier if you have the physical part down, but who knows i could be wrong..
     
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    It's best to say your mayoring in your actual intended mayor. You cannot change mayor from Type I (enginearing) without losing your scholarship, most of the time.
     
  8. gojack

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    Navy, Marines don't do many ROTC scholarships, most (35%) Marine officers are commissioned through the PLC program only 16% come out of ROTC.

    Implication - Marine Officers don't need smarts/good grades?
    Sorry not true either, Marine option ROTC is academically very competitive,
    and takes up more of your free/study time than NROTC.
    *Minimum SAT for NROTC Marine option scholarship is ACT 22
    Navy is minimum ACT scores are 21 Math, 22 English
    Air Force minimum ACT 24
    Army is minimum ACT 19

    *And you must be well above the minimum to get a scholarship.
     
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    ok yea that helped explain that, thanks!
     

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