Special Operations Preparation Clubs ROTC

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I was wondering if anyone can provide any information about selection prep programs that either NROTC or AFROTC units run in California or Maryland. Thanks!
 
I didn't even know that was a thing, so I can't help personally. But I hope you get the answers you're looking for.
 
I was wondering if anyone can provide any information about selection prep programs that either NROTC or AFROTC units run in California or Maryland. Thanks!

Right out of high school in '91, I wasted a year in NROTC. IIRC those clubs were program-sanctioned informal groups. Maybe they had a faculty mentor, it's been a minute. Anywho, the clubs weren't consistent from one school to the next. I think we had something like 80-100 folks across all 4 years and I can only recall 2 who wanted SEAL/ EOD.

The number of officers in NAVSPECWAR is tiny compared to your big 3 unrestricted line groups of SWO, aviation, and subs. When you think about the number of NROTC programs, the Academy, and even OCS as feeders into NAVSPECWAR, the odds of a ROTC program with a dedicated club has to be quite low. Maybe one is out there, but you only have 77 NROTC programs with 5 in Cali and 2 in MD.

Out of curiosity, I checked 3 programs' official websites. None mentioned any clubs in any form or fashion. You're probably stuck with calling the individual NROTC programs or getting your Google on and going to each program's website.

Association of NROTC Colleges and Universities
 
I know locally the NROTC units run an informal SOF prep thing. It's a lot of PT and rucking; you know, stuff no one wants to do (except SOF candidates and Marine option).

Good point. I thought about it after my post and was going to suggest doing PT with the Marines. Plus, the OP would learn the right way to care for his feet, pack a ruck, etc.
 
Some ROTC programs will get to participate with Robin Sage.

Not sure about Duke NROTC but I am pretty sure UNC-CH army ROTC will send participants. NCSU has as well.

Some of the counties and towns that host Sage are only 30 minutes from any of these schools. I don't know how often they do it.
 
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