Prior service Air Force to Army ROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Scott1992, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Scott1992

    Scott1992 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a question regarding army ROTC if I could get anyone's help on this subject it would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently in the USAF as an E-4 and will be separating soon as my 6 years are up. I was very interested in Army ROTC but am curious to know their reaction to a prior service Air Force guy joining the Army ROTC side. Would I be at a disadvantage or treated like every other newcomer? I would already be a sophomore and am under the age limits. Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. Ghaz

    Ghaz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    6
    You probably would be treated the same as a prior service Army person in my opinion.
     
    wildcatmom likes this.
  3. Zero

    Zero Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    42
    You'd be given the respect you deserve as a prior, but be ready to take cross-branch insults. I'm sure you already dealt with some of that in your 6 years, no biggie if you keep your big boy pants on lol.
     
    wildcatmom likes this.
  4. -Bull-

    -Bull- Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    338
    As long as a prior service doesn't act like they are gods gift to ROTC, you'll be fine. Offer what experience you have to help, but understand that being an E4 in the AF won't make you a special snowflake in AROTC.
     
  5. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,001
    Likes Received:
    319
    DS is an MS III and a squad leader. He says the most squared away cadet in his squad is a prior service Army E-4. The guy is humble, respectful and is my DS go to guy. I would say try to be that guy and you will be well received. Good luck.
     
  6. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,810
    Likes Received:
    956
    I would think the one thing that may be hard to overcome is the idea to remember that you are in the Army's world now, so make sure you bite tongue anytime you want to say well in the AF we did it this or that way. They don't care how the AF does it or did it, you will be in the Army and that is how they do it.
     
    Scott1992 likes this.
  7. ginko

    ginko Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    55
    My recommendation is to do well in your classes so you are a positive role model to the new recruits. Be a leader. Don't be a dumb jerk.
     

Share This Page