hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can shed light on the ROTC and college admissions process/ and military experience. Sadly, our family members with past service experience have past on and we don't know anyone in the service who will provide a 'real' description of military experience for our son. So far the few I have met at different events did not make the service their careers whereas our son wishes to make service his life-career. Our son is a junior and has been talking of ROTC and college for several years. But, when we have spoken with local recruiters they push for direct enlistment and our son knows he doesn't want that option and says his service goals are higher... Anyway, we are behind him 110% and are trying to find out as much as we can about his career choice--- but info on ROTC site ect is a bit confusing ... I'm a doctoral student and McNair alumni so I am very familiar with the college admissions process. BUT this ROTC/college admissions and academics is a whole other ball game!! So..I'm hoping someone on the boards might have some advice or links to help us decipher this admissions process and requirements for ROTC and the college applications. Also, since we are not familiar with the 'lingo'-- our son mentions he is interested in careers related to 'active duty combat' ...but is not sure what academic programs would be most beneficial. However-- this is also a young man with exceptional talent and passion in the sciences and we remind him that ROTC and college experiences will change his ideas ect so its a bit too soon to make a firm commitment to anything as specific as active duty combat service and to remain flexible. Any advice or links would be so very helpful-- thanks!