- Jun 9, 2017
Hey all so, a good friend of mine (ms3) just recently got involuntarily disenrolled from Army ROTC not because of grades or pt but because of AR-145-1 or Inaptitude for military service as demonstrated by lack of general adaptability, skill, hardiness, ability to learn, or leadership abilities. Like, he has a decent gpa and pt score but now they are handing him a billover 100K!! He didn't do anything to break the rules, he's a quiet person and doesn't always doesn't always take the leadership roles but really? Lack of general adaptability? I just feel like this is unfair, there was no breach of contract and now they are just going kick him out and hand him this big fat bill. Honestly, this is kinda of like a warning to those who are about to enter rotc on scholarship or those who are in jeopardy of losing the scholarship, the rotc scholarship can either provide a good career and a debt free education or it can put you in great amounts of debt with a broken dream. For someone like me who was on scholarship but dropped after freshmen year with no penalty, this makes me feel like I made the right choice. I cant imagine having to pay back over 100K in a time span of 4 years!?! They also denied his request for enlistment which seems even more messed up because the army is increasing in size. There's so much at risk when you take the scholarship, and most kids who get the scholarship don't read the contract and just sign on because its "free college". Well its not free if you get disenrolled, and there's interest to for that bill so its not just tuition money.