University of Alabama ROTC ?

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  1. Ryno15

    Ryno15 Member

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    DS recieved 4 yr ROTC. One of his schools was U of A. Anybody with thoughts on their ROTC ? ALso considering The Citadel. Thanks
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    You need to clarify which branch of ROTC you are considering.
     
  3. txpotato

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    I have two sons in the Crimson Tide Battalion. I'm happy to give you the parents' perspective or put you (or your son) in touch with my boys. Any specific questions?
     
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    Im Sorry Army
     
  5. leapyear

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    My son also recently commissioned through Alabama AROTC. Excellent school, beautiful campus, great academics. My oldest also graduated from there (not ROTC), and I have one more hoping to attend (even though we are out of state, and had no previous connection to the school.) AROTC program was fine, just as a great majority of them probably are (things change, sometimes for the better, sometimes maybe not, based on the rotation of the cadre and the PMS). So much depends on what your son wants to get out of it, and the effort he puts in. All in all my DS had no negative issues, everything went as it was supposed to. Congrats to your son. I recommend Bama enthusiastically.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Generally U of A and The Citadel are a good example of Apples and Oranges. I hope your DS gets to tour both, as the atmosphere and environment will be very different between a classic flagship public university vs one of the oldest Senior Military Colleges. My DS struggled between choosing between El Cid versus his large public university and ultimately was leaning toward the "regular college experience." He loved the challenge and discipline of an SMC, but also wanted to be able to get away on weekends and experience normal college activiites.

    Your DS really should arrange for a weekend visit to both schools and go with his instinct on which is the better fit.
     

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