1. M

    Cross Commissioning in ROTC

    I was wondering what the process of cross commissioning is like, or if it's even still possible. Most of the posts I've seen are older and links don't take you to the same pages anymore. Any updated advice on the subject would be appreciated. I.E going AROTC and commission Navy what it might...
  2. C

    DODMERB DQ for Knee Injury

    I'm a 4-Year AROTC national scholarship winner. I tore my meniscus playing soccer in April and got a partial meniscectomy at the start of May. I did my DODMERB exam in mid-June and was doing well enough to have no issues with mobility, but I was disqualified for having surgery within 3 months of...
  3. FØB Zero

    ROTC v USMA summer opportunities

    Hi, i was wondering if there are summer camps/opportunities that are strictly for USMA kiddos— I.e. Camp Buckner/CFT allows ROTC cadets based on merit, correct? What about air assault, etc.? If so, how competitive is it to get selected (from ROTC)?
  4. FØB Zero

    Boots (and comfort in them)

    Just got oakleys ~last week. First time I wore them they tore up the backs of my heels. Wore them again yesterday and they reopened the scabs. Is this normal when breaking them in? What can I do to prevent this/further blistering?
  5. FØB Zero

    How to be Successful and Stand out in AROTC

    Hi, Post YOUR input/opinions/advice! What can I do as a freshman and then in the next 3 years to standout and get a good rank? Anything from character/Integrity to academics… what should be prioritized etc. And what kind of cadets are most successful?
  6. 6

    Will a conditional release from NG to Active affect my class of 2026 application?

    Good morning! For some context: all of my COC references and commander nomination are from my guard unit. My COC has no issue releasing me into active duty, but we were wondering if this would cause any conflict in my application. From my understanding West Point pulls from different candidate...
  7. FØB Zero

    Posts after AROTC?

    I heard at USMA posts are chosen/ranked by the cadets... how are posts assigned after AROTC? Are there certain jobs assigned for the posts or...? ALSO will there still be that new branching system in place where AROTC and USMA cadets will equally compete for jobs in 2025?
  8. FØB Zero

    ROTC Scholarship - accept or reject

    I have wonderful financial aid from my university. However, I also earned the AROTC scholarship. Should I reject and give it to someone who may actually need it? In that case my service commitment would only be 3 years as well, so in the situation I would like to move to a civilian career I...
  9. US2021


    Just curious... are military-civilian or Army-Army relationships easier/less stressful? What is your opinion? Why?
  10. U

    Current Female CO 2024 - It's that time again! Ask me anything!

    Hey guys! It's me again - I've posted on this forum before, probably 2 or 3 months ago, and answered any questions that y'all had about West Point, R-Day, being a plebe, etc. I figured it was probably time for another one, considering so many of you are receiving your appointments, or are...
  11. FØB Zero

    Most Competitive Posts

    After getting posts on branch night, when do cadets report there? What do they do in the mean time? What would you guys say are the top, most competitive stations and why? Do officers usually switch around? (If so, how often? Is it based off jobs?) (sorry for the newb question:)).
  12. Midwestern111

    Can Enlisted/Guard/Reserve soldiers be appointed to any SA through their commanding Officer?

    For example: Army reserve soldier gets appointed to USMA and USAFA SMP cadet gets appointed to USMA, USCGA and USNA An enlisted U.S. Army soldier gets appointed to USNA and USMA Is it looked down upon if, for example, you are Guardsman that is interested in several service academies? I'll...
  13. J

    Current Army ROTC Competitive Branching (Infantry)

    I have not been able to find much current advice regarding competing for competitive branches, especially the Army placing a heavier emphasis on the TAB. I have a few questions with regards to branching infantry: 1. The one thing I heard was that if you are in the top 10% you can basically...
  14. H

    DODMERB still valid?

    I got my DODMERB exam done in early November 2018. From everything that I've read, those exams are supposed to expire 2 years from the date of the exam. Note: I originally got the DODERB done in 2018 as a senior in high school for the Naval Academy. I took a year off school, and was awarded an...
  15. E

    How does ROTC work?

    I’m a senior and am finishing up my ROTC scholarship application. I was wondering, if I don’t get the AROTC scholarship, can I still sign up for ROTC in college and will I still commission as an officer? will I receive some sort of reimbursement upon completion of the ROTC program even if I am...
  16. N

    Army nurse Dodmerbs

    I am planning to join Army as a nurse but i have questions i know that you have to take physical test in order to join military. I heard some information if you take physical test at Mebs you have to wear like blue gown (a cheap paper thing with a slit on one side) and then you have to uncloth...
  17. M

    Pen Pal with British Army

    Hi everyone, I hope i'm in the right place. I'm about to join the British Army ( November) and was wondering if anyone who was about to join the US army would want to write to each other via social media or whatever? I am 20 years old and would like to make a mate and know a bit more about...
  18. FØB Zero

    Bio major relevance to pilot

    Howdy y’all, I am set on majoring in a biology branch no matter what route I take in the military. do any of you know how this will serve as beneficial to me in aviation? What about in the marine corps? I know the major and career I want are so different, but would like to pursue both. Thank you.
  19. M

    PFA Status

    Hey there I just took my PFA for the Army ROTC Scholarship this morning and had a question about the uploading process. So obviously this morning before the test, my portal labeled the fitness test as “Sent”. Then following the submission by my test proctor through the link he was given, my...
  20. W

    How is/are the culture/people in the Army?

    I am interested in doing Army ROTC (In part because my partial color blindness narrows my options), but I have heard some very negative things about the Army and the people in it. I have heard that they tend to be not only less intelligent but also are worse people that one wouldn't want to...