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  1. Patriot95

    Patriot95 Member

    Sep 29, 2012
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    I'm a junior in high school and I am absolutely positive I want to become an officer in the Army through AROTC. I have done a lot of research and still have some questions. So, when I go through ROTC and graduate I want to go into the infantry branch of the Army. Is infantry difficult to get it into and how does the Army choose who gets to go in which area of the Army, is it based on how you do in college and ROTC. How can I improve my chances of getting in the branch I want?
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  2. khergan

    khergan Member

    Aug 9, 2012
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    You're pretty far out, but grades and physical fitness are the two things that will make or break your chances at Infantry.

    Start doing pushups, situps and 2 mile run. Get familiar with the standards and if you are able to max the PT test for 17-21 age bracket, you will be far ahead of your peers in securing a scholarship. You can google the standards easily.

    The other is really up to you. Do well in school - push yourself, do homework and get those A grades. Get used to the amount of effort and homework it takes to get As, and then repeat that performance in college.

    Do those things, and Infantry will take care of itself. The hard part is developing the self discipline it takes to pursue your goals. Most of your peers in high school will be messing around, going to parties and drinking. If you dedicate yourself to getting fit and studying hard, the rest will fall into place easily.

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