When to get DD 368 for ROTC?


New Member
Apr 23, 2020
Since my last thread didn't garner any answers, I'm trying to ask a more broad question about my situation.

At what point do AROTC students serving in reserve components of the military need to acquire a dd386 from their service? Is it as soon as they start taking ROTC classes? After their junior year? Or is it not until the point they actually earn their commission?

I'm currently in the 2nd year of my 6 year contract with the AF reserve. I am trying to go back to school and join Army ROTC. I would not feel comfortable asking for a conditional release from my contract at this point in my service commitment. I don't think it would be fair to leave this early. If I could go on serving in the reserve while doing ROTC, and later down the road ask for a dd368, that would be ideal.


Oct 27, 2018
Sounds like a great question for
@Montana State Army ROTC

Are you looking to join AROTC as a college programmer to start?

You probably already know that DD 368 Request for Conditional Release goes pretty high up the chain of command for signature. Good that you are asking the question now.