ROTC and Reserve SMP

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  1. frob19

    frob19 New Member

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    I want to join ROTC and go into the USAR, but I will already have a undergrad degree in July 2016, so I am gonna apply for a masters degree and try to do the 2 year abbreviated program. But with time constraints I will not be able to attend CIET, so I thought I could join the USAR and do basic training and AIT and then join the ROTC SMP. (A recruiter also told me that being in the reserves would give me first dibs on the ROTC program). I study War Studies and History at kings college London (I am a american citizen) and have a GPA of 3.0.

    Is this a plausible plan? Is SMP offered at all ROTC universities? Do I have a better chance getting into ROTC if I am in the reserve and planning on joining the SMP?

    Thanks and if you need any extra info just ask!
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Have you talked to an enrollment officer at the ROTC Battalion you'd like to join? It is no longer easier to join just because you are in the reserves. The challenge is going to be to find an ROTC Battalion that has room in the year group you will be joining. Stop talking to the recruiter, and start talking to ROTC Battalions. Hopefully you can find one who has room for you.
     
  3. frob19

    frob19 New Member

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    I did talk to a ROTC recruiter and he advised me to join the national guard (WI) in order to join ROTC, but I would rather join the reserves. (I only intend to start my master in sept of 2017)
     
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  4. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    My advice is to listen to Clarkson's advice and stop talking to the recruiter. Their job is to get you to join as an enlisted member. They have very little info on ROTC and no reason to steer you towards being an officer.
     

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