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ctounget

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Whats going on guys? Name's Chris, I'm a soldier in the reserves (I know I know, it doesn't count for shit haha.) I'm a 25Q or LOS communications been in for nearly two years and love it but wish I was active at times. Going to school right now, but planning on going active and OCS after I get my degree. Which brings me as to why I'm on this site; I would really like to go the SF route as an officer and hope to find some useful information, and suggestions on how to make it as a good officer in SF through this site. Any questions feel free to ask me, I'm sure I'll have plenty for you guys as well.
 

ctounget

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Thanks for all the welcomes guys.

Med - I'm focusing on the 25's but still anticipating the 300 and want to make sure I'm ready for it ;)

Marauder - Yes they do, but I can't commit the time it takes to get where I want in it. I was in it for a semester and realized that it was quite a bit to handle while going after an Engineering degree, and that with such a big cadet bn, as an engineering major I was never going to get where I wanted to be. ROTC's selection is geared in favor of those who have time and good GPA's. Its a lot easier to get the top slot when you're a history major compared to an engineer.
 

AWP

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Don't even worry about SF yet. Worry about your current job, college, OCS, OBC, BAC, AOC and being a 1LT(P) or CPT before you can even get to Selection... that's a minimum of 5 years away right now. Focus on the 25m targets in your path.

Welcome.

Word.

Also, check out the SF recruiting page (I think we have a link around here somewhere, but failing that Google is your friend) for a basic understanding of how an O is even picked up to attend SFAS (it is harder than people think). Good luck.

Welcome.
 

Marauder06

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Thanks for all the welcomes guys.

Med - I'm focusing on the 25's but still anticipating the 300 and want to make sure I'm ready for it ;)

Marauder - Yes they do, but I can't commit the time it takes to get where I want in it. I was in it for a semester and realized that it was quite a bit to handle while going after an Engineering degree, and that with such a big cadet bn, as an engineering major I was never going to get where I wanted to be. ROTC's selection is geared in favor of those who have time and good GPA's. Its a lot easier to get the top slot when you're a history major compared to an engineer.


Roger, I was an engineer too (for a while), and ROTC and in my last year, a fraternity. That's probably why it took me five years to finish my four-year degree
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I don't know how your school works, but at our school you could take the lower-level ROTC courses without committing to the ROTC program and things like FTXs, leadership lab, and PT; those were the GPA-boosting "fun" courses anyway like marksmanship, combatives, rappelling, etc. Sometimes some good initial leadership training too. If you can take some ROTC electives it might be worth your time.
 
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