I was wandering what the exact obligations are for those who do nrotc both scholarship and nonscholarship? Is there a difference?
Also does the time spent in college count as part of the reserves and how many naval reserve officers are currently deployed?
check with your recruiter, but here is what i understood from mine.
if you did non-scholarship (Navy College Program) you have no obligation. in fact, in a normal college, you would need to compete for a commission if you wanted it. in a 1 of the 6 senior military colleges, you would be guaranteed a commission if you wanted it.
if you take a scholarship, and drop it before the beginning of your sophomore year, you have no obligation.
if you take a scholarship and drop it after the beginning of your sophomore year, you would owe the navy repayment of your scholarship.
if you take a scholarship and at the end of your senior year, and you take a commission, you are required to spend 8 yrs URL of which 4yrs must be active duty.
NROTC does not count as reserves.
if you voluntarily select certain services (such as naval aviation), you are voluntarily agreeing to a greater active duty commitment.
you can't commission directly into the naval reserves. naval reserves are composed of active duty officers who retire. there are 80,000 officers and enlisted in naval reserves.