My son made some horrible choices regarding the use of alcohol last semester which resulted in him being temporarily dismissed from his university until May 2013. He does not have any legal problems but the dismissal is obviously a breach of contract as a Cadet and even though he is in good standing within AROTC, his Battallion Commander was obligated to begin disenrollment proceedings. Son is at home this semester, has a job and is taking a couple of classes at a local community college. He will apply for readmission back to the same university for the fall semester. We have now received the packet and he is requesting a hearing, as he really wants to stay in the ROTC program with or without a scholarship after he returns to the university in August. My son has been given the opportunity to request one of three options: immediate enlistment, postponed enlistment (until graduation), or repayment. My question is whether his desire to remain within the program is an option. And also whether requesting a hearing while declining any enlistment options (due to his desire to remain within the program), could potentially close the door to enlistment options down the road. Repayment is most definitely the least desirable outcome. As this goes beyond the Battallion I wondered if anyone had any insight into similar situations and their outcomes.