AROTC for 4 years, but switch to Navy?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by CDT Salem, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. CDT Salem

    CDT Salem 5-Year Member

    Jan 31, 2010
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    Hello All!

    I am new to this forum and I am glad I have a place to ask this question because I feel it might be innapropriate to ask my cadre.

    I have been in AROTC for four years and I am about to commission in May. I have had this feeling in the back of my head as of the last few months that maybe I should have gone into the NROTC instead of Army. Is it possible to switch and be commissioned as a Navy Officer even though I have had all my training for the Army? Please let me know. Thank you.
  2. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    I would say pretty unequivically - Nope- not gonna happen. You might be able to get out of commissioning in the Army (although I suspect that won't fly either unless there is a medical issue)- but even if you were able to make that happen - I am 99-44/100% certain that the Navy would not be interested . If you were a free agent I suppose you could try to go to Navy OCS- but I believe that's gonna be moot as the Army is going to want its pound of flesh. The reality is that the Navy and the Af are getting smaller commissioning classes while the Army is going the other way- Witness the Blue to Green programs that allow USN and USAF junior officers to branch transfer with only short orientation courses in the Army- you don't see the same programs going in the other direction.

    My advice- learn to love being an officer in the finest Army in the world!
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
  3. aglages

    aglages 5-Year Member

    Aug 27, 2009
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    While I agree with Bruno and TPG, I have to ask: How come it took four years before you decided that the Navy might be a better "fit" for you?

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