So, I thought I'd share my ROTC/college decision with this very helpful community that I've come love. Some of you may remember a couple months ago, when I was in a deadlock between serving in the Army (scholarship) vs AF (no scholarship). For the longest time I was dead set on joining the AF, but after a solid month's worth of soul searching and further digging, I have decided to join the Army - hopefully 20 years AD + 10 Guard (or whenever I have a family). I will doing my studies at Penn State - Main this coming school year, starting with summer session. I have also heard from CC two days ago, that my scholarship transfer request was approved! I am very excited and proud right now! In case anyone is wondering, I transferred my scholarship from ERAU (6th Bde) to PSU (2nd Bde) --> so yes, transferring between different brigades is possible!!! ... I only wish that I could contract this year so that I could be officially in the Reserve. I am also fixing on switching from Aerospace to Mechanical engineering (part of the reason why I decided on Army). The recent proposed "assault weapons" ban inspired me to do tactical shooting after college. My plan after AD is to develop firearms with a small arms company (Magpul, Remington, Trijicon, Barret, etc.) while concurrently being in the Guard. I haven't quite figured it out, but I'm looking at possibly branching in Infantry, Corps of Engineer, or MP. But I have 3 years to figure that out I've also established a good relationship with the cadre, to the point that according to the Deputy PMS and PMS, in their 3 and 2 years as cadre respectively, they consider me as the most impression, motivated/driven cadet to ever go through the program. And this is, as the Deputy PMS put it, "just scratching the surface". The 4 year outlook is looking great! I will also be joining the AROTC running club when I get up there in the fall (since cross country is a passion). I will also be doing photography for both PSU yearbook and Bn public affairs. ... so that's my 4-year plan in a nutshell. I am sooo glad that I stumbled upon this website way back then. If it wasn't for all of the wonderful folk on these forums, I would have been walking into ROTC blind. I must say that I have definitely learned a lot - but still much more to learn yet. Thank you for all of your help and determination to advise others. I would like to list names, but I do not want to forget anyone and offend them! Hope you can understand Respectfully, Thompson ... and don't worry, I'm not going to be one of those guys who just takes off and leaves the forums permanently. I've learned/will learn so many valuable things that I will have to share with future prospective cadets.