1. 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...
  2. A

    What is the path cadets take after branching infantry

    Hi all, I'm a senior in high school trying to get some information on what happens after graduation at USMA. I've been accepted to USMA and USAFA and am having trouble deciding on my desired path. All this is doing is giving me the information I need to help me make my decision. This specific...
  3. E

    Army ROTC while studying MechEngineering

    I'm entering my third quarter of freshman year in college, joining Army ROTC as an ms1. Im studying mechanical engineering, and aspire to contract active duty in either infantry or the engineering corps. I can max an APFT, but am wondering how high my GPA needs to be in order for me to score...
  4. C

    HELP!!! Is giving up the scholarship the only way to ensure infantry?

    My child has an Army ROTC four year scholarship at a difficult college. They (I don't want to reveal gender) are in their first year, and their grades were not good the first semester. Someone (an upper level cadet/maybe platoon leader?) told them that one of the most popular choices for...
  5. kinnem

    Lt becomes first woman to lead Marine infantry

    We knew it was coming. Hope she knocks it out of the park.
  6. B

    VMI Ratline & PT

    What are some of the specific exercises that VMI Cadre make rats do during the ratline? How many reps and how many sets? How often? How can I best prepare in terms of muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance before I matriculate this fall? Would maxing out my VMI Fitness Test or APFT help...
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    Best Way to Avoid being a lousy "Butter Bar" 2nd LT after ROTC & SA??

    Does anyone have any good advice on how to best prepare in Army ROTC to become a decent Infantry Platoon Officer and to avoid bad "butter bar" lieutenant mistakes?? What are some common mistakes that newly commissioned 2nd lieutenants make after completing ROTC and Service Academies? Would it be...
  8. B

    Upcoming MS3 Branching/Accessions

    Hey guys, I have got some branching questions for you all. I am going into my MS3 year this year and have ultimately decided that I want to branch infantry. My question for you guys is the competitor ness level to get it? I’ve noticed the last two years that all the officers who commissioned...
  9. C

    Infantry vs. Aviation Officer (National Guard)

    Hello all, I am in high school and I hope to get my commission into the ARNG through ROTC in several years. While looking through MOS's and trying to get a feel for what I want my future to look like, I decided that I want to be as hands-on and in-the-field of a PL as is possible. I recognize...
  10. SkyTargeter

    Army ROTC Armor/Infantry Branch Competitiveness

    I'm currently considering Army ROTC and I'm wondering how competitive it is to get into the Armor or Infantry branches as a Line Officer after gaining a commission from ROTC. Is it doable to become an Infantry/Armor officer through ROTC, or is West Point the main way? Thanks for any answers...
  11. M

    Getting Job you want after ROTC

    Hi everyone, I'm a sophomore scholarship ROTC Cadet at UMass Amherst. A little about me: I'm currently a Sophomore at UMass Amherst, I have a 3.7 GPA, I'm in the honors college, PT score is a 294, I'm on our Ranger Challenge team, Currently ranked 3rd in my grade for OML, I recently got a CULP...