Commissioning Source

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Flyer27, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Flyer27

    Flyer27 5-Year Member

    Aug 4, 2010
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    I'm currently looking at different commissioning sources to become a Marine officer, including PLC, NROTC and the Academy. I'm a freshman in college and started on the track for AF ROTC and realized the AF is not for me. I submitted the app for the NROTC scholarship, although I'd have to transfer campuses if I get it since my college doesn't have NROTC. PLC I could do out of my campus that I'm at now.

    One question is, if I plan to stay in and make a career out of the Marine Corps, is one source more beneficial than the others?

    Also, for air/ground/law contracts, are the number of slots specific to the PLC, NROTC, etc? Are more given to a particular source than the others? If I transfer sources, could I take my contract with me?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. dunninla

    dunninla 5-Year Member

    Jan 26, 2010
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    As far as your future opportunities in the Marine Corps, it doesn't matter.... well, actually I have a bias toward a Marine enlisted getting into NROTC, which is called MECEP, but that's just because I think experience matters more than just about anything else :)