Originally Posted by ABQCOWBOY
This would be an incorrect assumption. I have just gone through this very same process. My youngest Son is a Sr. in ROTC. Trust me, it is not just enlisted. Acceptance in all of the Armed Services higher education establishments are going to be cut back, virtually every part of the military will be cut back.
ROTC beats him just signing up, which was his original plan. He was going to try to enter the SEAL mentorship program and then try to get the recommendation for BUDS. After a bit of discussion he understands the benefits that come with making it through ROTC getting a degree and entering as an officer.
Trust me. I keep one eye on the news. I am aware of the pending slash and burn that is going to happen to our military over the next few years.
He is firm in his resolve to try anyway. I am not thrilled with the current civilian or military leadership right now. It is what it is. My father is pushing for Army ROTC because he served for a long time and has close friends that have moved up the line of command and may be of some value after college/ROTC.
Has your son enjoyed the ROTC program? Did he receive any scholarships?
My kid is a strait laced good kid and a workout warrior, but he is not prepared mentally yet for full time active duty. I think ROTC will give him the best chance of him reaching his goals while giving him a little more time to grow as an individual.