USMC Reserves at VMI

PVTJOKER

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Would anyone know how the USMC Reserves Option works at VMI? I have been unable to find any information throughout the internet. Thank You.
 

Skipper07

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I’d bet you could call the nearest reserve unit to VMI or a Marine Corps representative at VMI and they’ll tell you.
 

CatDog99

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All VMI Cadets are in ROTC. Are you asking about NROTC-Marine Option? or serving in Marine Reserves while attending VMI?
 

emwvmi01

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You do P.I. during a summer then drills throughout the year. The friends I had who did it got some financial benefits but it was a huge time drain. More than one had to delay graduation because reserve duties interfered significantly with academics.
 

VMI2017+3

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I know two BRs who did it and graduated on time. I believe once they went to OCS for PLC/NROTC, they were discharged from the reserves. It’s far less common then ARNG since NROTC doesn’t have an SMP program.
 

PVTJOKER

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I know two BRs who did it and graduated on time. I believe once they went to OCS for PLC/NROTC, they were discharged from the reserves. It’s far less common then ARNG since NROTC doesn’t have an SMP program.
Thats awesome to hear. Do you know if they went to the roanoke or lynchburg reserve unit and if they were allowed a vehicle on campus or if they took bus transportation? Thank You.
 

VMI2017+3

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Unsure about where they drilled. RC members of any branch can keep a car in county, but must only use it for drill IAW their class privileges.
 

PVTJOKER

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Thank you all for your help and information on how the USMC Reserves works while at VMI. Lots of great information. It is much appreciated.
 
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