ROTC hopeful

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  1. allmylife

    allmylife Member

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    Hello my name is Brandon and I am currently attempting to get into the Army ROTC 2 year program at Marion Military Institute. I have already completed my first semester at MMI as a basic cadet but decided the ECP route suited me better. I have been enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard for over 3 years now and have completed a deployment to Afghanistan. If anyone has any questions about MMI feel free to ask me.
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Hi, welcome and good luck!

    Have you ever served in Active Duty? I thought there was something about you having to do x amount of years in active duty before you could join the National Guard.
     
  3. allmylife

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    I have been in the National Guard the whole time. I was however mobilized onto federal Title 10 status for a year due to deployment, which counts as Active Duty service. The National Guard actually has a program called the Active First program where you enlist in the guard serve a few years on active and then go back to the guard.
     
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    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Yeah, that was what I was wondering about - Active First.

    Does that mean you gotta have Active Duty service as soon as you get into the National Guard?
     
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    You can join the guard without ever serving one day of active duty. You can even enlist your Junior year of high school and complete basic training the summer before your Senior year.
     
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    allmylife,

    Thank you for your service to this great country, the United States of America. Thanks for defending the noble cause freedom.

    God Bless and God Speed and Good luck,

    RGK
     

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