MIL advice please

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  1. rb26dett

    rb26dett New Member

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    I want to be a Marine Corps officer, and am currently applying for an NROTC scholarship.

    is ROTC > OCS?
    or ROTC < OCS?
     
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    If you can get into a good ROTC program, do it. It's easier than OCS and you can do it while going to college.
     
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    You can take ROTC without having a schoalrship.
     
  4. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    nrotc marine option is a 4 year thing. it's hard.

    even as nrotc you still go to OCS
     
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    No, you either go to OCS or ROTC. They are seperate commissioning sources.
     
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    Negative ghostrider, if you're NROTC Marine Option you still go to OCS for 6 weeks.
     
  7. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    double post
     
  8. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    are you even in the rotc program? or the nrotc? or the marine option?


    NROTC marine option is a 4 years scholarship for the ROTC program that requires a selection board done by the local marine corps recruiting command. of the 800 applied only 20% of them are accepted for that option last year. the course still requires a summer at OCS. i wouldn't go to war with an officer that didn't go through OCS regardless.
     
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    I think he's talking about the army or something and thinks that it's the same way for the Marine Corps, when in reality it's not.

    Your original reply before the edit was better :bigthumb:.
     
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    You might be confusing OCS with TBS (The Basic School). All MC officers go through TBS, but OCS is a seperate commissing source. And no, I'm not and never was in an ROTC program, but I'm familiar with OCS and commissioning sources in general - been there done that.
     
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    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    okay. i recruited for 6 months. my recruiter was promoted to
    officer recruiting. ROTC, marine option, has 6 weeks OCS. but thanks for telling me how it's done.
     
  12. Nixstress

    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    If you don't have your degree yet then you have to go to college anyways, might as well go through ROTC smiulataneously.
     
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    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    Maybe it depends on the University and the program? I enjoyed it :)
     
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    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    People are going to get out of it what they put into it... it just depends on the University they attend. As I stated in another thread it can give you an in with your future COs (once again depending on the school you went to). It's going to be the same as with anything in life. Highschool, some people loved it some people hated it, same will be for college and ROTC.
     
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    explain please? :)
     
  16. thesuperlurker

    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    You're not familiar with Marine OCS if you believe that. Marine option ROTC guys go to OCS for 6 weeks in a program called Bulldog. As GnW said, they are usualy in Golf company with the MECEPS. Last summer was slightly different, and some ROTC, MECEP were in Echo company and some OCS Seniors, myself included, were in Golf company.

    As to the original thread, one is not better than the other. Most officers in the Marines come through just plain OCS and not ROTC, MECEP, or Academy. I did PLC, started as ground, but recently changed to law. I'm happy that I did not do ROTC. Granted I already had a scholarship to school. ROTC is a pretty large time commitment, although some OSOs have frequent PT sessions. If you think you can get in shape by yourself just go the PLC route. If you want some help or want to experience some "military" style environments before getting to OCS, go the ROTC. Other than drill, I did not find the ROTC guys in my platoon to be any more locked on than those of us non ROTCers.


    On a side note, I'm getting commissioned on Dec. 18, so hopefully I'll get some pics to post up here.


    *edit Marine options from the Naval Academy don't technically go through OCS. They go to a shortened version known as Leatherneck, which is supposedly nowhere near as difficult. Of course they're put up with 4 years of living/learning/struggling in a military school to prove themselves. TBS is where the real learning takes place, OCS is jsut the weed out process.
     
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