Marine Corps NROTC to Pilot?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Jake_Mangan, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Jake_Mangan

    Jake_Mangan New Member

    Apr 6, 2016
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    I am a Senior in high school and I have already received my NROTC MO scholarship to Auburn University. I was wondering how I would pursue a fixed wing pilot MOS and how would it change my experiences or classes in college?
  2. 5Day

    5Day Member

    Nov 18, 2015
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    I have a feeling the answer is going to be get great grades, have excellent performance in your ROTC unit and be a superstar at TBS.

    The marines are different in their service selection process Every Marine Officer is trained in infantry at The Basic School and then goes on to a Marine Occupational Specialty (MOS). The choice of MOS is largely determined at TBS. So service selection is not like the Navy.
  3. rocatlin

    rocatlin Member

    Jan 24, 2013
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    If you want to pursue an aviation slot, you will need to take the ASTB. The NROTC unit will arrange that. A bunch of Marine Option mids at my son's unit have been asked to take it. This does figure into the selection process in that you could get contracted aviation.
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    During your time in MO NROTC you will be given a chance to pursue an "Aviation Contract". Some contract earlier than others, your det will know the details. You will need to take the ASTB as stated and score high enough to qualify (see below). Your scores and package will then be sent to be a board to be selected. Its usually not that competitive, but you never know year to year. There are study guides and online stuff to help see where you stand on scores and improve. You will not get a fixed wing guarantee, just an aviation contract. Once you complete TBS, then you will be sent to flight school. At flight school you will put in your list and then be assigned a platform. Airwarriors is an aviation specific forum that lots of Naval Aviators participate in, but can be pretty harsh, so do your homework before posting. Also, Hurricane12 is a USMC Pilot from USNA. I am sure she can provide details too.

    Minimum ASTB-E scores for Marine Pilots and Marine Flight Officers: 4 AQR, 6 FOFAR.
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