2019 Branching

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  1. Hlsng

    Hlsng 5-Year Member

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    Tuesday was Branch Night at USMA any news from SMC's?
     
  2. Falcon A

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    DS, VMI '19, AROTC, got first pic, Branching Aviation!
     
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    DS, VMI 19 ,AROTC, got his first choice - Corp of Engineers
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    "Above the Best" He'll hear that a lot at Rucker.

    Congratulations to all the class of 2019
     
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    From Norwich, my son reports;
    One Cadet at the top of her ROTC class got her third choice, Ordnance.
    One of the lowest scoring Cadets got MI, Branch Detail Infantry.
     
  6. Hlsng

    Hlsng 5-Year Member

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    More news from Norwich per DS:

    It seems that all but 2 of the Engineering Students Branched OD.

    DS had OD - EOD as second choice (was pre-qualified at Ad. Camp), Branched OD. Does anyone know if they get the chance to compete for EOD spots after BOLC?

    Congratulations and Good Luck to all.
     
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  7. Falcon A

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    This appears to be the FY19 allocation -- found posted on Reddit:
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  8. Falcon A

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    And found this posted in the West Point Branching thread:

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  9. AJC

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    979 for WP, 3112 for ROTC
    WP branched Combat Arms at a much higher percentage in combat arms.
    WP 2 got CM, ROTC 97.
    Colin Powell said at Norwich on the 100th Anniversary of ROTC, "they always thought of us as the Christmas help."
     
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    Is there a list anywhere of the abbreviations for the branches. I did google it but couldn’t find OD.
     
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    Ordnance.
     
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  12. AROTC-dad

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    Here is a list. Of course several branches require graduate degrees (DE, JA, etc) and thus new 2LT'S are not eligible to request.

    Air Defense Artillery (AD)
    Adjutant (AG)
    Armor (AR)
    Aviation (AV)
    Civil Affairs (CA)
    Chemical (CM)
    Engineers (EN)
    Field Artillery (FA)
    Finance (FI)
    Infantry (IN)
    Military Intelligence (MI)
    Military Police (MP)
    Ordnance (OD)
    Quartermaster (QM)
    Signal (SC)
    Staff Specialist (SS) - Reserves and Guard only
    Transportation (TC)
    Nurse Corps (AN)
    Chaplain (CH)
    Dental (DE)
    Judge Advocate General (JA)
    Medical (MC)
    Medical Service (MS)
    Medical Specialist (SP)
    Veterinary (VC)
    Cyber (CY)
     
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  13. Hlsng

    Hlsng 5-Year Member

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    The percentage of Combat Arms Branch Allocations given to WP seems high but I do not have any historical perspective.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    WP increased the percentage branched to Combat Arms (Old term) this year by about 5%.
     
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    And that percentage will increase by 5% each year until it hits 90% for class of 2022..
     
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    This year the percentage was raised to 75%, when the branch details were added the total was 81%. If they do raise the percentage by 5% each year until they reach a base of 90% it would mean the total including branch details would be somewhere close to 96%. I guess if your goal is a branch something other then combat arms, WP may not be the right choice. I didn't see the annual percentage rate increases mentioned in this years article from WP on their Branch Night.

    Even with the increases, when you factor in the branch details it looks like ROTC will still commission more officers that will be headed to Combat Arms then WP, ROTC branched 426 more officers to Combat Arms before you factor in the branch details. The numbers would end up being closer.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    As a further illustration . . .
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    I post this as a retired Air Force guy . . . I am not ashamed . . . :p
     
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    This appears to be true and is an interesting observation. The disparity in percentage in infantry for WP vs. AROTC is staggering. On that AROTC chart above, I am having a hard time determining how many of the slots, by branch, are Active duty vs. Reserve component. Can anybody else decipher it?
     
  20. Falcon A

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    The ROTC chart posted is ALL Active Duty

    There are another approximately 3000 2LTs going NG/Reserve according to FY19 Army budget documents