ROTC + Reserves?

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  1. Libertador

    Libertador Member

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    Can anyone tell me anything about the options available (if any) to scholarship cadets through Guaranteed Reserve Forces and Dedicated Army National Guard scholarships? It is my understanding scholarship cadets can join these programs but I'm not sure when or how it would change the financial dynamic, whether you would trade the ROTC scholarship for a DEDNG one or whether one could pay for tuition and the other for room and board?
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    You would have one or the other, not both.

    Both the standard and GRFD scholarship pay the same as far as tuition, book money and stipend.

    The difference between the two scholarships is in the service obligation.

    A standard 4 or 3 year scholarship cadet has an obligation of 4 years Active Duty and 4 years Inactive Reserve or 8 years National Guard/Reserves. If the cadet is high enough on the OML to make Active Duty then they get to choose which one they want, NG or Active Duty. If they do not make the Active Duty cutoff then they are placed in either the Reserves or NG.

    A GRFD scholarship cadet is locked to the NG. When they commission they do not have the option of Active Duty, no matter where they are on the OML.

    If a cadet is not sure whether they want Active or Reserve/NG then it is best to stay with the standard scholarship so they can have the choice since the monetary value of the scholarship is the same. If the cadet is absolutly positive they want the NG then a GRFD is another scholarship option, just be aware they would not be allowed to switch to Active Duty if they take the GRFD.
     
  3. Libertador

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    This was very very helpful. Thank you.
     
  4. dunninla

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    I'm pretty sure the Army Reserve obligation is 6 years Drilling Status, then 2 IRR. That's what I think I recall reading.
     
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  5. Jcleppe

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    I believe that is the obligation for non scholarship cadets, scholarship cadets do 8 years.
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    I could be wrong, but I believe it depends on the year the contract was signed and obviously what is in the contract.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    OK...Let me clarify, before we get too much misinformation.

    Non scholarship and Guard/Reserves is 6 and 2.

    Scholarship is 8.

    One other stipulation to consider with GRFD is the requirement to be a member of the Guard/Reserves and drill while you are a student/Cadet.

    And finally, it doesn't matter whether you receive a 4 or 3 or 2 or 1 year scholarship, the obligation doesn't change.

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/whats-the-commitment/
     
  8. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    Sorry but what is an OML?
     
  10. barryg9999

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    OML- Order of Merit List
     
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