DS is commissioning in May from a Military Junior College, he is an ECP Scholarship cadet. They had to submit their request to have their GRFD numbers revoked prior to commissioning. Therfore he hasn't done his final APFT or taken the standardized tests that are going to be required for future National OML with other cadets he would access with. In the past this was done at their follow up school, it changed last year I guess. In the past ECP's were allowed the opportunity to compete if they were in good standing. Several that graduated from his school 2 yrs ago received active duty this year. His stats are: 3.4 GPA Dean's List 280+ APFT ranked 7th out of 30 MS-3's at his school 5th out of his school at LDAC (1 E shy of overall E but was not evaluated on 4 aspects so he received S's in those areas) Distinguished Military Student Award American Legion Award for highest point totals on training evaluations as an MS-3 Color Guard National Junior College Fraternity Graduated Air Assault School at Fort Benning Platoon Sergeant in his Corps of Cadets Platoon Tactics Officer his ROTC battalion Contracted as a freshman at first opportunity and was assigned his SMP Unit Completed SMP with an Engineering Sapper Unit with high evals from his commander. Never missed a drill date. Acted as interim platoon leader while his LT was at BOLC Request to revoke GRFD number and be allowed to compete for active duty DENIED!!! I don't know what else he could have done. There may be an ECP cadet someplace that got there number revoked this year but I wouldn't count on it in the future. In my mind that also means that ECP cadets going to SMC's in hopes of getting active duty will not because their GRFD numbers were not revoked prior to commissioning as is the new rule. The recruiters can say it's still possible, because on paper it is, but with cut backs and draw downs the reality would be against it.