I will be enrolling at my local Community College this fall and am interested in pursuing a career as a United States naval officer. After completing my general-ed requirements/lower-division classes, I will transfer to a UC that offers NROTC; at present, my CC only offers a cross-town agreement with the AFROTC program. Would it be ideal to take part in the AFROTC college program then apply for a NROTC 2-yr scholarship? How time-consuming would the AFROTC program be? Will the experience of being in AFROTC give me an edge over other applicants when applying for a NROTC 2-yr scholarship? Would it even be realistic to do this? I understand that the Navy and Air Force may have different customs/regulations, but I am hoping that enrolling in the AFROTC program will allow me to gain some exposure to the military prior to joining NROTC.