I've started a discussion with my cadet about how the next couple of years is likely to shake out, and plan vacations, etc. around that. My cadet will graduate and commission in the middle of May, 2015. I have read that BOLC slots go first to West Point commissionees, and then everyone else (ROTC Active, ROTC Guard/Reserves, OCS). Can anyone comment on how long would be the average wait from May 15 until report date to BOLC? I am guessing 5 month average wait to report just from reading the report dates of some who post here. If it helps, my cadet is interested in MI (in Fort Huachaca in Arizona), and Adjutant General (HR) at Ft. Lee, VA. If she goes Active, I'm wondering what she'll do during those months... but it's really not a big deal. But if she goes Reserves/Guard, then the big wait until BOLC is over has a pretty big impact on her future employer... it basically means, if I understand it, that she wouldn't be able to start a civilian job, for practical reasons, until after BOLC is completed.... So a May 2015 college graduate might not be able to start a civilian job until... what... March 2016? I wonder how this undetermined start date would affect her attractivenes in the corporate job market, when most new college hires report in mid-summer for job training and orientation as a group... I'm guessing lots of companies wouldn't put the offer out, b/c the offers they are putting out in the spring of 2015 would be for headcount needs and associated budget approval they have new employees starting summer, 2015, and not Spring 2016 or summer 2016. Can anyone who has gone Reserves or Guard and interviewed for a job with larger companies for Sales, Marketing, Management Trainee, etc. comment on how employers tend to react when a job candidate writes, under Availability Date, somewhere in between Dec. 2015, and September 2016? I don't know what else they could put as an answer to that, b/c in Spring 2015, when offers are firmed up, no cadet would have any way of knowing their BOLC report day, right?