1. S

    Few NROTC questions

    I am a Prospective C/O '28 applying for Marine Option. Few questions I have: The application booklet suggests I need to be meeting regularly with a recruiter, when is the best time to start this process if I have not formally met with one yet (just by cold call)? Should I be meeting with a local...
  2. Tom Nicholas

    Getting tingly just thinking about.. Navy Football!!

    Just 34 days till the season opener vs Delaware ~ Can you feel it? Walking amongst the tailgaters in our Navy gear two hours before kickoff, a full walk around the stadium the hour before seeing so many happy, patriotic service members and veterans, the Mids in their sharp-looking uniforms...
  3. Meowspike13

    Life Hits Hard (Rant/Situation Update)

    Hello to all, I received a letter in the mail from Great Lakes stating that my waiver for mild red/green color deficiency was denied. Because of this, I do not qualify for my NROTC Scholarship Navy-option (as to go for an URL officer slot since that is the main purpose for NROTC). It's hard to...
  4. C

    Marine to USMA?

    Hey, I was curious about: Is it possible to go from Marines to West Point? Also, if it's not possible, do I keep my time when switching from USMC to Army? I am not yet enlisted into the Marines, but I know I want to be one, however, I also want to go to college afterwards, but I've heard and...
  5. M

    Marine Commissioning Likelihood

    Greetings all, I recently met with a USMC recruiter about a possible future as an officer in the Marine Corps. The USMC seems like an incredibly challenging yet rewarding career path. I am applying to USNA as one of my top choices for college and wanted to know how many USNA graduates per class...
  6. M

    NROTC Marine Option Interview

    I am going in to meet with a Marine Staff Sergeant in regards to my pursuit of an NROTC Marine Option Scholarship. I only got the ball rolling on this process a few days ago and have not started an official application yet, the SSgt said I would be able to do that once we met. Has anyone had a...
  7. D

    Interesting op-ed on Cobra Gold and COVID-19

    From an op-ed written by Marine Corps and Air Force veterans: "It's simply baffling that the U.S. military is still clinging to the barbaric killing of live animals in the Cobra Gold training that is more reminiscent of a frat party gone wrong than a military drill. ... Given all we know about...
  8. Q

    NROTC - Marines - Ambitious Academic Plans - LIFE Questions

    Good evening, Everyone. Hope all of you are staying safe through COVID. In my prior posts, I've been asking questions about MOS's and all sorts of big ambitious ideas / plans that are YEARS down the road for someone who is just starting college in August. However, I was sitting around my house...
  9. L

    Question about PLC

    I know that this is unlikely, but is it possible for a person to already be enlisted in the military, and go through PLC? Let's say someone is working on their degree stateside and is able to take enough leave to enroll in the 6 week training routines in the summer. Is this allowed...
  10. P

    Marine Corps Emblem

    Is it disrespectful to wear a lapel including both the Marine Corps emblem and the American flag to a nomination interview for USNA if I am not yet a Marine? (Plan to branch Marines if appointed to USNA otherwise NROTC Marine option)
  11. F

    Initial PFT

    Howdy y’all I know that to activate the Marine option scholarship at the start of freshman year we must pass a PFT. Does it need to be a 1st class score?
  12. P

    Trouble emailing NROTC recruiter

    I have been having trouble emailing with my recruiter. My recruiter stated that an email would be sent along with many attachments and due to the content included in the email it often gets placed in a persons spam or trash folders. He recommended that I decrease my security settings on my email...
  13. M

    Blood Pinning

    I would like to be an Infantry Officer or Aviation Officer in the marines but one thing I’m still confused about is blood pinning. Does it still happen and if it does can I opt out after the official ceremony?
  14. S

    Your Mid and Their Blood Type.....

    Just a heads up- when your mid reaches the summer before their firstie year, they are asked what their blood type is on one of the forms they fill out for Leatherneck. That the mid is filling out at 5 a.m. East Coast time on their way to Leatherneck. And you, as a parent, have no clue what...
  15. S

    Devil Pups

    I attended a Marine Corps leadership program in Camp Pendleton last summer which was a life changing experience for me which initially interested me in serving and the Naval Academy. The program is not well known at all which worries me because I am afraid the admissions board will just write it...
  16. P

    Marine ROTC and AF ROTC

    I am interested in the scholarship for either marine or air force rotc, since that is what I'd like to do in college. However, I am also seriously considering enlisting in the Marines first before I go to college, unless I get the scholarship. I want to get a general idea where I stand, and...
  17. FutureMarine07

    USNA Marines

    Less Broad Questions: Are there any extracurriculars that would help for USNA training/NROTC/PLC/OCS? Or Marine Corps enlistment? If I don't get into USNA, should I enlist, do college part time with reserve duty, or go NROTC/PLC/OCS? Does Duke or NC State have good NROTC programs? If not...
  18. FutureMarine07

    Advice for a Wannabe Marine

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody has any advise for someone interested in USNA who also wants to be a Marine.
  19. M


    Hey I'm in high school and want to choose a jet pilot as a career path in the military, and I'm not sure whether to choose AFROTC or NROTC in college.If I want to get a pilot slot will it be more likely in the Air Force or the navy/Marines. Since I heard that the Air Force is getting more drone...
  20. B

    NROTC- Marine Option PFT Score

    I have been told by my recruiter that anything below a 275 is pretty much uncompetitive and a 290 is still incredibly worse than the perfect 300. I used to be higher, but as of right now, I am at a 200-215. Is this too low? Also, is this PFT too low for PLC too?