Switching from Navy to Marine Option

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  1. jimmyjohnson

    jimmyjohnson New Member

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    Lets say an NROTC Navy option midshipman (on scholarship) wants to switch to Marine option, but Marine scholarships are unavailable. Is it possible to drop the Navy scholarship and be a college program Marine option? In this case, the midshipman would switch to marine option before the start of sophomore year classes, so no service would be owed after graduation yet.
     
  2. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    Are you also planning on changing schools?
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?p=161416#post161416
    I'd find a Marine officer in a NROTC college unit to talk to before making any decisions. Maybe one that is assigned to a NROTC unit that you aren't either enrolled in or considering transferring to. If s/he confirms that it can be done, then maybe talk to someone (hopefully a Marine) in the college you are thinking of transferring to.

    While you can certainly walk away before the beginning of your sophomore year, I'd be very careful. Remember the Navy has invested in you because when applying for a NROTC scholarship you convinced them that you wanted to be a professional Naval officer. If you are seriously considering the Navy or USMC as a career choice you should avoid stepping on any toes and burning any bridges. Just my opinion...
     
  3. jbrehl

    jbrehl New Member

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    After talking to the Marines Recruiter, he informed me that the only option was to delete your Navy application and re-do it as a Marines application. Definitely think about it before you make that decision.
     

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