This past week my son had a college visit at a very good college of engineering school. We decided it was best to also meet with the AFROTC and NROTC since his applications for scholarship(s) are still pending with them. AFROTC was an impressive meeting, full of information and professionalism, as well as the ability to ask the candid questions, and even some "hard questions" from a personal perspective specific to my son's potential. HOWEVER, the NROTC meeting was awful! It was led by a guy (supposedly high ranking) who seemed to believe that he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. He offered us no information what-so-ever, and just sat leaned back in his chair and asked "What do you want to know?" When we asked him questions, his answers were rude and cocky as if we were there to genuinely waste his precious time. Both my son and I are very personable people, and having gone through so many interviews and informational session over the past few months, we were ready to see a great impression as to WHY he should choose NROTC at this stellar college. We left with the feeling that, even if he is offered a full scholarship from NROTC to this very school, he would probably not take it. If this is their best example of an officer and why their program is so good, then they have failed miserably. We have had a few days to absorb the whole college visit, and this portion of the visit is, by far, the most negative impression we have experienced in the past few years as my son has considered being a military officer. Thankfully, my son still has pending applications with AFROTC, NROTC, MROTC, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and West Point. He has also been accepted into the college of his choice. So, my opinion of this visit was an observation I thought worth sharing. I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this kind of thing, but I wonder why on earth they would not want to make a good impression on the visitors? It was quite strange. Good luck to all applicants, I hope you all get what you are looking for. This waiting is indeed, the hardest part.