Originally Posted by JBond
My son has decided he wants a military career. I believe my role as a parent is to support him and help him gather information so we can make good decisions. Any tips before we talk to the recruiters at KU?
He is strongly considering the Navy. His dream is to be a SEAL. He has some understanding of challenges facing him to reach that goal. He wants a degree first. He is pragmatic enough to understand the value of a backup plan. Thus the interest in NROTC. He is a strong student and mentally sharp. He is in terrific physical condition. He runs 6 to 10 miles a day, is in the weight room every night and swims every other day.
We have a visit scheduled next week to talk to the recruiters. Any advice would be welcome.
Did 4 years JROTC 12 years reserves and 2 Years College ROTC.
ROTC is great if you want to do the Military he will go in as an officer they will help pay for school starting I think your Junior year unless you are getting a ROTC scholarship which is different. You owe them somewhere between 4-6 years been a long time and some of that has changed.
Ask those questions what happens if two years in he hates it ?
What he will owe in service ?
What they cover; etc etc?
He will have to go to camps in the summer find out what year in he starts that ?
That is some of the Basic stuff and like I said not sure how much has changed from forever ago.