Subject: SMC - Officer Branches: SENJames

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by SenJames, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. SenJames

    SenJames Member

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    Hello,

    Assuming I get in and do well in the program at a SMC, and graduate how difficult would it be to get into these branches as an active duty Army officer?
    • Human Resources (42B)
    • Civil Affiars (38A)
    • Financial Management (36A)
    • Public Affairs (46A)
    I really need some help.

    Respectfully,

    SENJames

    P.S. I am a college sophomore at a small college without a ROTC program majoring in Public Policy & Economics. If I transfer to my state's SMC I'll major in International Affairs & Econ.

    P.P.S. I am going to go in reserves as either E-2 or E-3 as one of these MOS:
    • Parlegal Specialist 27D
    • Cival Affairs 38B
    • Financial Management Tech 36B
    • Human Resources Specialist 42A
    • Public Affairs Specialist 46Q
    • Information Tech 25B
    • Geospatial Intelligence Image Analyst 35G.
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    There is a slim chance you could branch Finance, as far as the rest of what you listed, they are not branches you can commission into right out of ROTC. These are branches you would apply for once you have been in a while and are 1LT Promotable.
     
  3. OptimisticPessimist

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    Being an SMC grad, by itself, won't have too much to do with what branch you get, but how you place on the national ROTC order of merit list (the thing that determines if you get your first choice of officer branch in the army) will, so technically you would have a chance at what you want if you did ROTC at a normal college. The OML is drawn up according to grades, PT, leadership and ROTC training performance. However, SMCs do tend to have very high rates of people who get their first choice (at VMI this year, 85% of our Army firsts got their first choice, and I know a few who went finance). Another thing to consider is that 38A and 46A aren't entry-level MOSs, so you'll have to do time in another officer MOS until you're a 1LT (promotable) before you try to put in a packet for them. In that case, if you get it or not is based entirely on how you do in the actual Army.
     
  4. SenJames

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    What are the list of Army officers branches that are entry level?
     
  5. glen

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    You can select Finance Corps as your branch - but as someone mentioned above, you will most likely be detailed to one of the other branches. I believe this is also the case for Mil Intelligence. Below is a list of the assignments for 2015 Class of Army ROTC commissions at The Citadel:

    THE CITADEL - PALMETTO BATTALION CLASS OF 2015

    ACTIVE DUTY

    Note from Stealth_81: I have edited out all of the names on this list. I am not sure that all of these new AD Army officers would give their permission to have their names posted on our site, and I am not about to go ask all of them.
     
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  6. Cluelessparent

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    I see someone's name on that list I recognize and he got his second choice...
     
  7. MAJOROFSTLO

    MAJOROFSTLO Banned

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    as always the needs of the service come first, your major also factors in as obviously someone requesting Finance Corps needs a background in Business or Economics.
     
  8. DanGir

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    Try this link www.google.com
     

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