Hello everyone! A little about me, I'm a junior in high school and want to commission as an officer in the Army. Alongside that, my hope is that I'll get an active duty slot (if I don't win the AROTC scholarship). So my question is, if for instance I enlist when I turn 17, then I go to college right upon graduation of high school and join AROTC, if/when I commission will you be guaranteed an active duty slot? Would enlisting before joining AROTC/before college come with any perks for the future in my Army career, with OML rankings, etc.? And lastly would enlisting help with my chances of getting an AROTC scholarship and getting into competitive colleges? Thank you very much. Sorry if my wording is unclear, I currently have a concussion. If you need clarification on anything or any questions for me please don't hesitate. Greatly appreciate all hawsers and advice, thank you and have a great day!