Not really sure where this belongs so, if here is wrong, I apologize. My son has plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. He plans to commission in to the Army. He is hoping for an AROTC scholarship. The dilemma is when we search MOS' on the Army website none of them that come up for engineering seem like he would actually be using his degree once in the Army. It seems all the engineers are civilian contractors. Has anyone here had a DS or DD, or themselves majored in Mechanical Engineering and commissioned upon graduation? Are you/they actually doing engineering work? He is open to changing to Civil Engineering, which seems he may actually get to use. I guess the big concern is when he transitions from military to civilian and has a degree in engineering but hasn't the experience of doing it for X number of years or his studies being obselete after 4-8:years in the Army.