Hello All, My name is SSgt Torres and I am currently active duty enlisted as a Security Forces member. I have been enlisted since 2009 and come May 2020, I am punching that card and separating. I want to go to school and become a dentist. There seems to be many avenues to achieve this but I have a path in mind and would like it if someone can tell me if this plan is flawed somewhere. Step 1: Separate from active duty and attend AFROTC (currently with Mississippi State but looking to switch to another university because I'm not sure I would want to live in Mississippi as I would like to be around a better populated area. My whole enlisted career has been away from population and im from the city. Step 2: Work on a degree that will set me up for dental school. University of Louisville has a BS of Dental Hygiene. Perhaps this can help? I know any degree can be accepted for the purpose of dental school but I want to achieve something that is conducive Step 3: Apply to HPSP while in AFROTC so that I can make that transition after graduation Step 4: Attend dental school, do what I need to do, graduate and return to active duty with the intent of finishing out a 20 year career Based on what I mentioned above, does this work? If not, where is it broken and what are your suggestions? I am open to options as I have some time before I actually get to separate. To clarify, I CANNOT apply to AFROTC while being active duty because 1. Im a cop. They won't let me. "manning". 2. I am stationed overseas so I have to wait a certain time before I'm eligible to apply and by the time all the documents are completed and sent out, the amount of time I would need to wait to get word back would be around the time I would be leaving anyway. Thank you!