Air Force Reserves while doing AFROTC?

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  1. MMICadet2017

    MMICadet2017 New Member

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    Hello Everyone! I'll start from the beginning and go from there, so originally my plan was to do AFROTC and commission as an officer in active duty through that. My back up plan was to go Army ECP, well I didn't get accepted Air Force so I went ECP. While at Fort Knox doing Basic Camp I was injured and medically released. This became a issue because ECP was paying for my schooling along with other scholarships I earned. While at holding company waiting for a flight home my schooled called me and I was accepted into AFROTC, which is great, but now I come to the issue of payments. I still have a good amount of scholarships so my first year is set. I was thinking of going Air Force Reserves after my first year and miss two semesters for training, then the Reserves pay for school while I'm doing ROTC. I know some cadets were able to do this, but how? Any advice would help, Thanks in Advance!!
     
  2. cuckleCake1783

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    This is confusing so you owe the army money that you have to payback? Air force and coast guard are the only branches that don't let you join if you have a certain amount of debt.
    What exactly do you hope to get out of the army or air force? If you went to fort knox and went that far with the army why not just stick with them?
    The army is definitely better with their people in reserves/ officer program, air force does not care if you are reserves, they get more out of a random person off the street. I asked an air force recruiter this same question they said do not enlist. Finish what you started, finish college. But its really your decision only you can answer this.
     
  3. cuckleCake1783

    cuckleCake1783 Member

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    Oh I read your username MMI? Marion? Well I hear that school is a big feeder school into the service academies why not just stick around there and try to make it into the service academies? Many of my friends have used MMI to do that, just don't give up follow your dreams.
     
  4. MMICadet2017

    MMICadet2017 New Member

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    Sorry if it was confusing, tried to put a lot of information in summarized format. No, I do not owe the Army any money, since I had not started school I hadn't used any money. I can't stick with the Army because they have dropped me entirely and I would have to start all over. Marion is good with the service academy, but you must be sponsored by the academies to be in the program. I'm not currently sponsored and to my knowledge it does take time to get sponsored. I will continue to follow my dream no matter what it takes, thanks for the advice!
     
  5. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    You do not have to be sponsored to apply to a SA. There are sponsored prepsters there, but there will also be non-sponsored. Sponsored means that a portion or all of their prep year is being paid for by the AOG/Foundation/other program and if they successfully complete the program they will 99% of the time be appointed. Those unsponsored would apply to a SA just like any other prep school/college applicant.