Question About Army ROTC Branching

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  1. Freedom125

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    I will be a junior this coming Fall and a MSIII in ROTC. I am getting pretty pressed on what three branches I will branch into when I commission. So far field artillery and armor are two that stand out to me. My question is can I branch into the Medical Corps as an officer even though I am not a medical major. This would be my #1 branch if I can branch it. I am getting my Bachelor on Science in Geography and a minor in Recreation Management. Is it possible for me to branch into the Medical Corps and what would be the process of doing so?

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    Without a degree in the field of medicine, what are you looking to do in the Medical Corps? Just asking out of curiosity. If you are interested in the medical field of things, but not the medicine part, have you looked into the Medical Service Corps? This sounds more up your alley.

    I'm not sure how much you know about branching, but when you go through the accessions process, you don't just pick 3 branches. You'll list all the branches from first to last in order of which one you would like most to least. Whatever branch you want most, put first. *Then eventually a magical process occurs that factors in ADSO's, a bunch of other stuff, and all this other formula stuff that nobody in the world understands called the DABM. Out comes your future.

    *Side note: it doesn't really happen quite like that, but for the sake of not going into a 3 year discussion on stuff nobody understands, I'll leave it at this is how the magic happens.
     
  3. Freedom125

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    Okay! Yeah I understand you rank them all. I am interested in medical side not the medicine side.
     

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