ROTC while in an MBA program?

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  1. djc9

    djc9 New Member

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    I graduated undergraduate college a few weeks ago and am looking to go back to school for my MBA in a 2 year program. In order to join the program with 2 years left, I have to go to LTC correct? Which is only held in the summer? It's too late for me to start in the Fall 2011 semester, but I can join the MBA program during the Spring and Summer also. Would I have to wait until Fall 2012 so I could attend LTC during the summer before or do I have other options?
     
  2. gojack

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    The Basics:
    TWO YEAR (LTC) SCHOLARSHIP

    If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your degree, graduate or undergraduate, but not enough time left to complete the basic and advanced ROTC courses, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the ‘Leader's Training Course’ held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. For students with 2 years left to graduate, usually college rising sophomores, but also graduating seniors planning on Graduate school. Attend and successfully graduate (with a minimum qualifying score, no waivers allowed) from the 4 week long Leader’s Training Course (LTC) “Operation Bold Leader” at Ft. Knox, KY. "Basic Course scholarships are 2-year scholarships and require attendance at the Leader’s Training Course (LTC) A conditional contract must be signed prior to attending LTC signifying the individual is interested in a career as an Army Officer, the contract will not become binding however, until the individual returns to school and takes an oath from the Professor of Military Science." (First LTC classes start in early June and last LTC ends first week of August) You may also be interested in the 2 yr Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship
    • Pays full tuition and mandatory fees
    • Pays $1200 per academic year book allowance
    • Pays tax-free stipend ($450/month for juniors, and $500/month for seniors) for up to 10 months each academic year.
    • Must pass the Basic Physical Fitness Test (BPFT) prior to attending LTC and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) upon returning from LTC.
    • To receive the scholarship benefits you must agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component upon graduation and receipt of your commission.

      If you have significant student loans, you should look into the possibility of Student Loan Repayment
     
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  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You need to talk to the ROTC program at the school you plan to attend. LTC was cut way back, but if you are a stud they may try to squeeze you in, but you don't have much time to act. Your other option, depending on whether the ROTC Battalion wants go through the trouble of having you go to LTC next summer, after your first year, and then have you go to LDAC after you graduate and be a end of camp commissionee. The biggest problem with your plan is that the class you will be joining is projected to over produce, so Cadet Command is not in the mood to bend the rules for just anyone.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
  4. Pima

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    I have to say clarkson as usual hit the nail.

    The fact is the military is getting hit hard from a fiscal standpoint. Common sense says Gates is signaling even more drastic ways than anyone ever thought he would.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576343482047107402.html

    If you take the time to read through the scholarship threads, or just hit clarkson's posts to see his POV, you will see he has intimate knowledge on the ROTC landscape for the Army regarding manpower needs for commissioning 2nd Lts. in 2014.

    Nobody is saying, don't try. We are saying try, but make sure you do it with your best foot forward. I guarantee you at least 1 person will get it, and you can be that 1 person. All that can happen is they say NO.

    OBTW, every branch is in the same predicament. If I am correct, only USMA this yr did not reduce incoming cadet class size out of the big 3.
     
  5. djc9

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    I talked to the ROTC program. I was in ROTC while in undergrad until midway through my junior year and had to drop (long story and was not contracted). They said because I have the MS credits, I can start my MSIII year without needing LTC or anything like that. That is nice, but at the same time, I would like LTC to refresh myself on everything, because it's been awhile. She mentioned that the cuts for LTC slots are significant and it will be hard to get one.

    I don't need a scholarship, so I can do without that. And I can go straight into the program with no problems and contract for my MSIII year. But I would still like something to refresh me and get me back up to speed. I think joining SMP would be good for me because I get to attend basic and AIT before my MSIII year starts and I'll be back up to speed with everything. Plus it will give me good experience and more points for the OML for getting active duty when I commission.
     

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