Outfits at TAMU

Freedom1776

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Hi All
I was wondering if anyone could speak to the individual personalities and focuses of the NROTC outfits at TAMU. I have read the descriptions on the website, but I was looking for personal testimony, the kinds of real life experiences that wouldn't be on the website. I am doing a SNWC with K-2, and would love more info about them and H-1. I am a contracted Marine Option, so any advice on Marine focused/PT focused outfits would be great. Thanks in advance.
 

NAVYCAPT93

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Hi All
I was wondering if anyone could speak to the individual personalities and focuses of the NROTC outfits at TAMU. I have read the descriptions on the website, but I was looking for personal testimony, the kinds of real life experiences that wouldn't be on the website. I am doing a SNWC with K-2, and would love more info about them and H-1. I am a contracted Marine Option, so any advice on Marine focused/PT focused outfits would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Freedom1776

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Hi All
I was wondering if anyone could speak to the individual personalities and focuses of the NROTC outfits at TAMU. I have read the descriptions on the website, but I was looking for personal testimony, the kinds of real life experiences that wouldn't be on the website. I am doing a SNWC with K-2, and would love more info about them and H-1. I am a contracted Marine Option, so any advice on Marine focused/PT focused outfits would be great. Thanks in advance.

Did you get your questions answered?

I completed my SNWC with K-2 and committed to joining their unit. My understanding from the tour guides is that K-2 and H-1 are the two hardest outfits in the Regiments as far as PT is concerned, and arguably the Corps as a whole. However, H-1 apparently focuses almost exclusively on running, whereas K-2 is more balanced. The tour guides also mentioned that H-1 seemed to have a more toxic atmosphere (they apparently have a wall of shame that has every former outfit member that failed BUD/S). I'm pretty set on K-2 at this point, but if anyone finds this thread later on I cannot emphasize enough how helpful the Spend the Night Program is. Do it multiple times with multiple units until you find one you like.
 

Lawman32RPD

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Do it multiple times with multiple units until you find one you like.[/QUOTE]
Great advice. My son enjoyed C-2 a great deal and his best friend was a Marine, PLC, Aviation, currently at The Basic School. You have to consider your major, you can be the most STRAC cadet but if you fail your classes you are in trouble in term of commissioning. A great friend of mine, a Marine pilot, and a JAG, said that you don't have to practice being miserable - life will give you plenty of experiences in that regard. Find an outfit that you believe you will be comfortable with. You have to balance your grades, your ROTC obligations, and Corps obligations (and those are different from your ROTC obligations), and having a bit of life - at least after your Fish year. It is always a bit of gamble because of the turnover in units - folks drop out of the Corps or graduate etc., but find one that you think you'll enjoy being in.
 

williamsdr3

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Any thoughts on L-1 (Army) - Lone Star Company? My son recently did Spend the Night with the Corps with them and seemed happy with them but we know very little about them.
 

JAGman

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Any thoughts on L-1 (Army) - Lone Star Company? My son recently did Spend the Night with the Corps with them and seemed happy with them but we know very little about them.
As the fine members of Corps recruiting say, "There is no bad outfit, you will love wherever you end up." I know L-1 was an all-male outfit while I was there and currently still is. An environment without any women is naturally going to be different than one with so that's something he needs to think about. L-1 has a great reputation for academics and always has a high GPA. Overall I don't think he would go wrong with them. What year in school is he if you don't mind me asking? And does he have an Army scholarship?
 

williamsdr3

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@JAGman sorry for delay in responding. Thank you for the info on L-1. My son is a rising senior and very academically-inclined so that is good to hear about L-1. He is starting the AROTC scholarship application process this summer.
 

banjoppd

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I have a son in 11th grade who will be participating in the Spend a Night with the Corps.
What is an outfit that may be a good fit for him to observe and spend time with?
He is planning to study engineering or some other type STEM field and hoping to enroll in NROTC/Marine ground or Army ROTC.
Any input is appreciated.
 
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I have a son in 11th grade who will be participating in the Spend a Night with the Corps.
What is an outfit that may be a good fit for him to observe and spend time with?
He is planning to study engineering or some other type STEM field and hoping to enroll in NROTC/Marine ground or Army ROTC.
Any input is appreciated.
G_2 is a STEM outfit at TAMU. My son has meet with them twice. Also Navy.
 

howdydowdy26

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G_2 is a STEM outfit at TAMU. My son has meet with them twice. Also Navy.
G-2 is a "STEM" outfit but that designation doesn't really mean anything. They have all different kind of majors. It's truly one of the best Naval outfits! One of the Yell Leaders this year is a Gladiator, and the white belts are all really solid, they push the fish hard but don't play games. Highly recommend this outfit if given the choice.
 

Cole

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I have a son in 11th grade who will be participating in the Spend a Night with the Corps.
What is an outfit that may be a good fit for him to observe and spend time with?
He is planning to study engineering or some other type STEM field and hoping to enroll in NROTC/Marine ground or Army ROTC.
Any input is appreciated.
My DS stayed with K2 when he stayed the night with the Corps in April 2019. He lives in NYC goes to a very challenging HS, all his classes are Honors or AP, he’s a Team Captain for their Football and Wrestling team. He has since gotten a four year National NROTC MO scholarship and has been accepted to TAMU. He’s looking to be an Infantry Officer Platoon leader from what he tells me he’s looking to join the KILLER K-2.
 

EEBTTF

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Can anyone comment on the AROTC and NROTC-MO outfits that have a high number of engineering students? Thanks
 

williamsdr3

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Each outfit has a little blurb on the Corps website. I think one of may say something about that but you have to click through all of them.
 
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