ROTC Requirements after graduation

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  1. lapt1644

    lapt1644 New Member

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    If I am not under any scholarships, does any of you guys know how many years I have to serve as a reservist after graduation?

    Also, I am an SMP (drill with the army reserve) cadet, will the years I serve as an SMP cadet count when I do my required time after commissioning?

    Thank you!!!
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    8 years. how it is divided up between Active duty, Reserves and IRR will depend on your contract.
    Are you contracted? What does your contract say? Are you getting money from the reserves for your tuition?
    I don't believe your years as SMP count toward your commitment.
    In a nutshell, you now have a contract with the reserves, when you get commissioned that contract goes away and a new 8 year commitment begins.

    Hopefully, you are aware that as an SMP cadet through the reserve you can apply for a GRFD scholarship (Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty) for your last two years of college.
     
  3. lapt1644

    lapt1644 New Member

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    Yes, I am contracted but I'm still unclear about the year requirements. I guess I will have to ask my ROTC department... I am still looking into the scholarship.... Thank you for your help!
     
  4. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/commitment.jsp
    This is from the above Link on the Go Army web site: I think that it answers your questions on your service commitment to the Army after graduation. (It says pretty much just what JAM says in her post.

    "Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete an eight-year period of service with the Army.
    You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners), with the balance in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
    Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career...

    Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an Army ROTC scholarship.

    All scholarship students will be required to serve in the military for a period of eight years. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years on Active Duty, followed by four years service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).

    NON-SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

    Non-scholarship graduates may serve three years on Active Duty and five years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).
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  5. lapt1644

    lapt1644 New Member

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    Thank you!
     

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