I have read many threads on this forum discussing and speculating on sequestration and various forms of cuts to all ROTC programs and I wanted to see if any new information had arisen now that we are (relatively) nearing the end of 2012 and sequestration has been showing up in the news more and more. Has anyone heard and/or experienced any disconcerting cuts to their ROTC program recently? The reason I'm starting this thread is that there's talk of cuts to contracted cadets in my program (I am an MSII on 4 Year ROTC Scholarship at a private university) i.e. contracted cadets on scholarship being told that there is a possibility that the Army will either cancel their contract/scholarship and do a "we don't owe you and you don't owe us", or that some will be commissioned into the reserves or even into IRR directly out of ROTC. Anyone else heard of anything like this happening? I know the military is looking to make personnel and budget cuts, but I didn't think it was going to get that bad for ROTC. Another issue in our battalion (and yours I'm sure) is the disproportionate size of classes: We have so many MSIVs this year that many will be serving as PSGs and PLs again. Plus, whereas usually we sophomores mentor the incoming freshmen, the MSIVs have been given that job as well (we have maybe 11 incoming cadets, and none of them above 3 year scholarship winners). I just want to know if any of you and your programs are experiencing the same worry that these recent patterns are not going to end well for the Class of 2015, 2016, etc, and see if anyone knew just how bad it is or if these rumors/patterns are actually less lethal than they look? Thanks to all for your input and for your/your relative/your friend's service!