- Sep 1, 2016
We are in the same position... Army family with a son whose first choice is Navy. (I am also an Air Force Brat!) He will be very content with the Army though if that's his scholarship option. The difficult decision for him will be if he doesn't get ANY scholarship... will he join Navy or Army ROTC? Navy is what he wants to do, but statistically (based only on talking to the ROTC units at ERAU) it seems *a lot* more 2-3 year scholarships come out of the Army. For him, the school has priority, and the school is EXPENSIVE and our family has a no student loan policy. We can get him through 2 years at this school, but then he will need to be on scholarship. So... does he go with his first choice (NAVY)... or go with the better scholarship bet (ARMY)? Time will tell... but hopefully he will just be awarded a scholarship from one or both services and make the decision a lot easier!