ROTC Possibility

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  1. anonymite

    anonymite New Member

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    I was previously enlisted in the USAF and got an ELS during Tech School for coming clean about something my recruiter had previously told me to misrepresent on my enlistment paperwork. Now I'm weighing my options and I was wondering if I could go back to school and be able to go into the ROTC program. I'm sure that AFROTC is out of the question. But I wasn't sure since a commission is different from an enlistment.

    So that is my question, could I go to school and enter the ROTC program? Which ever one that may be. AROTC etc.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Without knowing the details of what you came clean about, nobody is going to be able advise you one way or the other.

    The best thing you could do is visit a ROTC Battalion at the college you are looking to attend and talk with them. Be totally honest and upfront with your situation.

    My first thought based only on what you have stated is that you probably will have the same issue with ROTC, again without more inforamtion it's impossible to say.
     
  3. anonymite

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    My apologies. It was in regards to my previous marijuana use. I had advised my recruiter about the number of times, but he had told me to state a lower number so the "process would go a lot faster". Something I didn't know until I was actually an Airman was that it was to get around having to get a wavier. If I didn't disclose when I did, it would have came up sooner or later due to getting my TS clearance. But I digress.
     
  4. Pima

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    marijuana use is going to be a security clearance issue. Do you have a clearance as an enlisted member?
     
  5. Nateman15

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    I don't have anything to add to the marijuana issue, but I will say one of the best cadets in my AS200 is prior enlisted and our Wing Commander was security forces for 5 years. It is rather normal and prior-e's are outstanding cadets usually.
     
  6. Aglahad

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    What was your re-enlistment code? RE3?
     
  7. anonymite

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    I doubt there will be issues. I obtained both my Secret & TS SCI clearance. I went in enlisted for Intel.

    Our commander wasn't giving waivers for any kind of drug use. Why? Not sure. But the our sister squadron's commander was handing them out all day long. That's why I was surprised when I was denied being able to attain one.

    No sir. USAF RE2C. Invol. Separation w/ Honorable discharge.
    Not sure what that falls under other branches. I know RE codes are different between branches.
     
  8. Aglahad

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    After looking at the comparison chart it would APPEAR that you would not be able to re-enlist. Although contracting into ROTC is not the same as enlisting I believe in this context they would look at the two as the same (with respect to the code you gave).

    I am sure you have already looked at these (General info for others).

    http://www.navycs.com/military-re-codes.html

    Taken from the top of the chart (Naval Example): "For example, a discharge code from the Army of RE-2C would be eligible w/o a waiver; whereas an RE-2C from the Air Force would not be eligible for waiver consideration, whatsoever".

    Army and AF listings:http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blcode3.htm and http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blcode4.htm

    Since you were discharged from the USAF I am not sure if your code would be translated differently if you tried AROTC or would just be viewed as the 2C and accepted. Since appears under Navy guidelines you would not get a waiver I don't think the Army would waive it as well, however I am not 100% certain.

    My advice would be to contact a recruiting officer (ROO) from a nearby school and discuss the matter with them. Just looking at the code from a straight AF perspective with no comparative eligibility discretion is probably not a good gauge on if it would be waived or not. It does not hurt to try.

    Good luck
     
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  9. kinnem

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    +1 to Aglahad. I don't think you will be allowed to do it either, but best to speak to the horse's mouth rather than solicit opinions here. As aglahad said, it doesn't hurt to try. Worse that can happen is they say "No".
     

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