The thread regarding the culture and "indoctrination" program at a Military College made me ponder what most ROTC programs are really like. I went through ROTC 30 years ago and I will say that I never felt disrespected nor hazed the entire time that I was there. There was no "screaming" for no reasons, no name-calling, no requirements to do menial tasks. We were occasionally yelled at for motivational reasons? Yes, but not in a derogatory way. When I went to our "Summer Camp" at Ft. Riley we were physically tested and mentally challenged, but not in the sense of what I perceive basic training for enlisted to have been. My husband graduated from West Point 30 years ago and what he described his culture there to have been sounds like genuine hazing to me. Now that we have a daughter considering ROTC, I'm wondering if things may have changed a bit since I went through Maybe my college's ROTC program was different and perhaps I'm not painting a true picture to my DD of what to expect. It seems to me that perhaps the Service Academies have backed off a bit in what they do now compared to 30 years ago, but again I may be wrong. Hopefully, without creating a war here, other's can chime in on what their more recent ROTC experiences have been at traditional colleges. I want to insure we have a true impression of the realities of programs today and if they can vary greatly from college to college.