Since roughly 60% of the AROTC cadets annually go NG/Reserves I thought I would start some dialog on the subject. DS is an incoming MSIII and just finishing up CIET. He is strongly leaning going NG but when he spoke to the NG officer yesterday at CIET the officer was less than knowledgeable/helpful. I am ignorant of the many things and especially the whole guard/reserve thing so if anybody out there can enlighten me it would be greatly appreciated. My understanding is.... 1) His MSIV year he will talk to some guard units to find a "home" for a newly minted 2nd LT. and then declare he would like NG with his cadre??? 2) Upon graduation and commissioning he would be assigned a NG unit and a branch. 3) At some point he will be ordered to his branch BOLC. 4) After BOLC he is free to pursue his civilian career and drill and train as necessary. This all may be dead on or way off, please feel free correct and or fill in any missing info. Thanks.