My son is a senior in HS and is in the process of applying for the NROTC (Marine option) scholarship. Once he does is PFT his application will be complete. At the interview, it was suggested that he consider joining the Marine reserves to help with his scholarship chances. We met with the recruiter and were impressed. My question is this. Are we being played? Should he continue his focus solely on NROTC, and apply for the 3 yr scholarship, etc should he be denied for the national 4 year? My son's end goal has always been to become an active duty Marine officer. Does joining the reserves now help his chances at all? Is he better off skipping ROTC and applying for PLC as a reservist? Or is he better off pursuing NROTC? Thank you.