Service Commitment and Active Duty

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  1. equestriangrl93

    equestriangrl93 Member

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    Are NROTC midshipmen guarenteed active duty after commissioning? If not, is it possible that you may be commissioned in the Navy Reserves instead?
     
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    from: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/military_requirements.aspx

     
  3. Pima

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    I thought NROTC went AD like AFROTC.

    I am going to ASSUME that they go temporarily IRR because their AD career field school may not be open right off the bat, thus they go IRR until they get RLNT date.

    Question out of curiosity if they go IRR, do they get bennies like health care?
     
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    I'm making the same assumption regarding the pipe being full at their field school.... especially since they are REQUIRED to complete X years of active duty.

    With regards to healthcare,

    I don't know what else might be available health-care wise
     
  5. Pima

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    For AFROTC the commissioned cadets while waiting their AFSC school, would not get health care bennies because they are not AD.

    FYI, Tri-Care is not free, and Tri-Care does not do Dental, that is United Concordia which has additional costs...nominal, but costs. Both charge monthly premiums, for AD it is deducted in their LES. In essence it is BCBS or Aetna.

    When I asked health care bennies I meant that they could go to the nearest military installation and get health care. This is free, they show their ID, Tri-Care is not part of the equation per se. Retirees in the AF are not guaranteed military installation health care and forced to invoke Tri-Care.

    I had friends that were AD AF Reserves, but their bennies were different than the ADAF. They could not shop on base(commissary, BX, Class Six) whenever they wanted like I could. They could use Tri-Care as their insurer, but could not go to the on base docs....Tri-Care has co-pays.

    I will say this for cadets that are military dependents BEWARE! DS was scholarship, went to SFT, which placed him committed to AD upon graduation. If they take the CAC they are no longer eligible to be covered under your military bennies. Keeping the dependent ID keeps them covered. DS is the only one in the class of 12 without a CAC.

    Honestly we have yet to look into health care for him because it is 23 or emancipated. For his unit even the UPT cadets get RNLT October 1st.
     
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    They get health care, ID and exchange benefits but that's about it. It's a real problem - a few mids in my son's detachment were IRR for 6-8 months. It put them in a real financial bind because they couldn't find short-term jobs to fill the gap. And while the time counts towards promotion, it doesn't count towards the minimum service requirement. We're really, really hoping our son doesn't find himself in the same position come May.

    Link to the IRR info on the NROTC website: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/irr.aspx
     
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