I'm planning on applying for the NROTC scholarship this summer. I have contacted my local recruiter and he wants to meet with me in May after I finish this year (11th) so we can talk. He wants to give me the ASVAB test and knows I want to be commissioned as an officer. I told him I was wanting to try to get into the PLC program and he brought up the scholarship I can apply for. I think I will do very well on my PFT which I've heard a lot of people on here say is one of the most important qualifications. I would like to get some tips on how to run long distance. I am more of a 1 mile fast runner that endurance. Also my dad is a retired colonel. He was in the marine corp for 28 years and I was wondering if this would help in my application at all and if I should tell my recruiter this when I go to talk to him in May.