I'm going to be a senior this year and I've always had the goal of being an officer. I've applied for all the military academies but as everyone knows it takes a lot to get accepted into those schools, so I started looking for other ways to get a commission. My father is a retired E-9 in the Air Force and he is convinced that the only way to get a commission is to either get accepted on an ROTC scholarship, go to a prime military school like The Citadel or Norwich, or go to a military academy. I have great academics and pretty good physicals. I live in Florida, and while I would love to go to The Citadel or Norwich, those schools can get a bit pricey. Today my Key Club adviser told me that there is another way. She said I could go to any college that has an ROTC program, such as UF, and after I do my first two years I can sign a contract with the Army and I will do the second two years of ROTC called Advanced ROTC and I will be a guaranteed a commission on graduation. How common is it for someone in an ROTC programs such as UF's to sign one of these contracts and where does it place me on the totem pole in terms of job selection? (I want to do infantry) I don't mind the money at UF, I just want the guarantee of being an officer. She also told me to contact the school's Professor of Military Studies, but I want to know that I'm not getting fooled into something.