ROTC to Infantry - Page 2




 
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December 14th, 2004  
egoz
 
To get the commission after graduation you need to complete all training first. In reality it's more like you are in a delayed entry program than actually being a commissioned officer in the military. To be eligible for the position of 2nd Lt you need to be awarded the 4-year scholarship and pass the neccessary school courses to get your degree. During school you will do all types of PT and training will be done during the summer months. They will also be given platoons to teach leadership skills. It is more of a preperation course before going to BCT or OCS/OTS. The training is given to them by military personel so everything is up to regulation.
I've listed a link to the curriculum that is taught during ROTC training over the 4 years that you attend school. Keep in mind that you need to get the 4 year scholarship before you can get the commission of 2nd Lt. But you can still participate in ROTC in your school and recieve a 2 year scholarship. The difference being upon graduation you will get the rank of E4 instead of O1.

More info...
http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/index.jsp
December 14th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
egoz, if you do not know, do not answer.

egoz has been temporarily banned under the new rule relating to this forum:

http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=7212
December 14th, 2004  
EuroSpike
 
Ok, that goarmy.com was a good link and gave lot of information. By the way, an effective way to market army for so called playstation generation wich is bestly reached via internet and network games 8)

May be a bit offtopic bu i have wondered why everyone don't start at the same line in US Army and then always bests proceed one grade higher level since basic combat training. I mean that everyone passes through the same basic training at the same time and then n% of bests proceed to NCO course while others proceed in invidual's training, and then n% of the bests of the NCO course would proceed to reserve officer course and so on -> Everyone goes throught the same **** and starts from the bottom of the bottom. Surely gives at least the same military skills of the branch that all enlisted men in command have and shows what kind of people are in army and will be under command.
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December 14th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Stay on topic, Euro. Read the forum rules again before your next post.
December 20th, 2004  
buddy
 
so what parts of this were supposed to be accurate?
December 20th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by buddy
so what parts of this were supposed to be accurate?


Check out the goarmy.com link egoz provided, you can get some solid information there, if you have any specific questions after you go there, feel free to make a new thread, and we will do our best to get you straight on it.
April 17th, 2010  
marinawilson
 

Topic: RE:


Hi,

Your topic is nice.Can you please elaborate more on ROTC.I am very excited on this

Thanks
April 19th, 2010  
brinktk
 
 
You DO NOT need an ROTC scholarship to participate in the program. Any student at a university can join their respective ROTC programs for the first and second year without incurring any service/payment obligation. If you contract into the program under a 2/3/4 year scholarship, they will pay for your tuition OR your housing/ food. You DO NOT need to be under contract to be commissioned through ROTC, if a cadet pays their own way through school and commissions, their service obligation (granted they are admitted to the active Army) is only three years instead of four.(4 years is the minimum time a CONTRACTED cadet must serve)

The ROTC curriculum covers a vast area of military topics (amry rotc at least) ranging from leadership, Basic rifle marksmanship, planning operations using the OPORD format, rappeling, combat water survival, situational training exercises where a cadet performs one of several different mission types in a number of leadership positions and so on. Cadets who demonstrate potential may also have the oppurtunity to attend service schools like Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare school, or do exchange programs with other countries militaries. After a cadets MS 3 year(junior year usually) all cadets in the US attend the month long Leadership Developement and Assessment Course, LDAC for short, and are assessed in six different leadership positions ranging from squad leader all the way to company commander in both the garrision and field environment. They also do a number of obstacle courses, rappeling, water confidence course, air assault mission, Land Navigation, etc while they are there. This course is used to assess the cadets leadership strengths and weaknessess and acts as the culmination of the previous training they have recieved in ROTC. About 25% of the cadets assessions packet is derived from the evaluations they recieve at LDAC.

Upon successfull completion of their MS4 year and their BA/BS degree, they are commissioned into the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant.

To answer the original question about ranger school, it is my understanding that if you branch Infantry (one of the most competitive and requested branches) that you should have the oppurtunity to attend Ranger school. About ten cadets have branched infantry at my university since I have been here and all of them have had the oppurtunity to attend Ranger school. Understand though, that a soldiers ability to go to a service school is based off his/her unit. Basically, if the Army says they need you elsewhere, then that's what you're going to do.