marine option

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    VMI or Citadel? Psych major and USMC Commission

    Hey yall, I'm a current senior looking to major in psychology and commission into the Marines, and I have several questions on how to decide between the two. I've been browsing the forums, but most of the posts I've run into are for AROTC commissions which don't really help me that much. As...
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    Why do so many Marines graduate from the Citadel?

    Exactly as the title says. What makes the Citadel, compared to the other SMAs or ROTC programs, so appealing to Marine prospects? If you're a Marine officer who graduated from the Citadel, did you notice a large amount of your peers (who weren't in any Marine-specific classes) also going into...
  3. tpaine7

    PFT Date, Interview, and overall NROTC MO Scholarship

    I got an email this morning regarding the NROTC MO Scholarship application from the Executive Officer for my state. I was informed that my official PFT date is set for October 3rd, “followed by a professional interview.” I have a few questions regarding the PFT and interview: - Because of...
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    USMC Cyber Warfare 1702 MOS

    Good morning, Everyone. I know in my last post, I said I am majoring in Engineering as an NROTC Marine-Option next year, but with all of the activity in cyberspace, "the new frontier", I am considering pursuing the new 1702 Cyber Warfare MOS. A buddy of mine from Virginia is joining the USMC as...
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    Open Thread on NROTC MO Spring Side-load Results

    I would be curious to hear from the recipients of the 3yr and 2yr Marine Option scholarships resulting from the Spring board. I guess it might be some weeks or months. Format: School / 3yr or 2 yr / GPA / Billet / Major / PFT score (e.g. Texas Tech / 3yr / 3.3 / Non / Poli Sci / 278 )
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    Why do navy option midshipmen get all of their uniforms when Marine Options do not?

    Looking at the NROTC gear issue, the "Graduation issue" is Service Dress White Choker Coat, White Dress Gloves, and Service Dress White Trousers. So all Navy Option uniforms. Therefore, Navy Options graduate with just about every required uniform item they need, including their khakis, NWUs...
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    Chance of receiving NROTC MO scholarship co/2024?

    Hey everyone, I am trying to earn the NROTC MO scholarship, as a senior in high school applying to multiple colleges. I am aware that the number of recipients for the scholarship are extremely low compared with the number of applicants (14%), and I am not sure where I stack up with the other...
  8. abbyad01


    I was a recipient of the 2019 nrotc marine option 4 year scholarship. I was awarded the scholarship during the second board review in March 2019. I was declined for the first board that takes place around late November - early December. This post will be for information that I wish I knew while...
  9. abbyad01

    NROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship Results

    I just got my results from my Staff Sergeant!! I got the 4 year NROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship!! I will be attending UNF (University of North Florida) in the fall. I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity. If you’re wondering my stats are: (17 year old female in Florida)...
  10. abbyad01

    Info on NROTC Scholarship Results??

    I was part of the early decision board for this year’s NROTC MO Scholarship but I have yet to hear back good or bad news. I am aware that the west coast and a bunch of other states have had their results announced but I haven’t heard anyone from Florida get their results yet? I reside in FL and...
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    Accidentally selected Marine option in NROTC application, now I can't switch back.

    I just started filling out my NROTC application, and I accidentally selected the Marine option instead of the Navy Option. Now, even when I click the bubble for Navy option, it still keeps me stuck as a Marine option. I have tried selecting Navy, logging out, then logging back in, but I haven't...
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    Chances of NROTC MO

    Hi, I just started my application for NROTC MO and I know its a little early but i wanted to have a lot of tie to put my best foot forward and all! I've been working with a Marine Recruiter on my application to make sure I get everything done right. I havent taken the PFT yet but im hoping I...
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    NROTC Dilemma: Navy vs Marines

    So I will preface this by saying that I want to fly fixed wing aircraft for the Naval service (I know about the "needs of the Navy" but I want to make the decision that gives me the best chance at fixed-wing). I have opened my NROTC scholarship application and am having a difficult time choosing...
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    NROTC Scholarship Not MO vs MO Question

    Hey all, If I receive the NROTC scholarship for the Navy and switched over to the Marine Option during school, would the scholarship transfer too or would it be canceled? I believe that I have a much stronger chance to receive the Navy scholarship compared to the Marine Corps scholarship, and...
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    NROTC MO Minorities

    Just a quick question for anyone who has insight into the NROTC MO Program. Does the Marine Corps still have a specific number of minority applicants they aim to put on scholarship? I read somewhere that in 2010 they were supposed to give around 99 scholarships to Minorities. Thank you in advance!
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    Can NROTC Marine Options Apply for 2 and 3 year Scholarships?

    Ive always assumed that Marine Option midshipmen could apply for 2 and 3 year scholarships if they don't receive the 4 year. However, recently I've heard otherwise from a few different sources. Does anyone know what the deal on this is? Did the Marines get rid of the 2 and 3 year scholarship...
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    NROTC Marine Option Shoulder Surgery Waiver

    I am applying for the NROTC MO scholarship and I plan on earning a commission as a Marine officer after I graduate. Only problem is that I have dislocated my shoulder about 4 times and my doctors are telling me that I need surgery to stabilize it. THERE ARE NO TEARS IN THE MUSCLES OR LIGAMENTS...
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    Is a 265 PFT competitive for NROTC Marine Option

    I scored a 265 on my first PFT. 17 pull-ups 76 crunches (I kicking myself for thinking crunches would be a guaranteed 100) 18:55 run Does this put me in the competitive range for a 4 year NROTC Marine Option scholarship. I'll definitely do better the next time I take it because I had a cold...
  19. ktnatalk

    Current policy on Graduation Studies for those elect to become Marines

    This was sent to all Mids by the Brigade Academic and Assistant Operations Officer regarding U.S. Marine Corps graduate education policy this month: Below are some frequently asked questions on USMC Graduate Education. Hopefully these clear up any issues. Are Marine selects allowed to...
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    Meeting with an OSO

    I am applying for an NROTC Marine Option Scholarship and I have heard it's helpful to meet with your local OSO before submitting your application. What are the benefits of meeting with an OSO? Is it just so you can make a good impression on him or her or are there other benefits?