Post ROTC Branch Transfer?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by forumjunkie, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. forumjunkie

    forumjunkie Member

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    If you do ROTC and use some scholarship money, after graduation, is there a way to transfer to another branch?

    The college does not have an ROTC program for the branch in question.
     
  2. 5Day

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    It is possible, but I would not count on it.
    See this post: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/cross-commission.48349/
    Specifically the post by @AROTC Parent and read the regulation that they linked in their post.
     
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  3. AROTC Parent

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    As 5Day indicated read the regulation attached. In general from AR145-1: "6–30. Basic policy ROTC graduates will not normally be released from the terms of their contracts for appointment in another Service. The release, if granted, will be conditional on acceptance by the requesting Service. The release will not be effective before the cadet completes the Army ROTC Program. However, the release should occur before requirements for a baccalaureate degree are completed. Scholarship students will not be released to other Services."

    The exceptions listed in that regulation require risks that may not be 'worth it'. For example you/ds/dd would have to commission into the Army Reserves to go Regular Marine Corps. If denied you would now be a USAR Army Officer.

    My opinion - If your happiness and dreams depend on a commission in another service do not join Army ROTC with a scholarship. Find an alternate commissioning source in the service of choice. OCS, NUPOC, PLC ......

    Does the ROTC/Service of preference have a cross enrollment agreement with another local university?
     
  4. forumjunkie

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    I am not sure that DYP (dear young Person, not my own) feels that strongly about branch. I was told a couple of years ago that many army ROTC were not getting an active duty spot, but being placed in Reserves, so if DYP truly wanted to serve full time this could be a problem.
     

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