Okay, while this isn't exactly a question about NROTC, it certainly relates. If there is a more appropriate forum for this, a moderater can move it. My original plan was that I'd go to Texas A&M University, and join the Corps of Cadets. However, I was not accepted and I was dissapointed, but now I'm wondering if this was a huge blessing in disguise. I did get accepted to Texas A&M University at Galveston, which is where I am right now (I'm from Colorado). I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling kind of overwhelmed, stressed, and not sure what to do: Here at TAMUG, they have what they call the "Cadet Battalion" which is what I'm in. O-week was very stressful for me, but I ended up getting through with the help of my "fish buddies". Now I am doing alright here, though I am still getting the hang of college, being on my own for the first time (I am only 18-years-old), and of course, dealing with all the things upperclassmen do. At first, I was only at TAMUG to transfer to College Station, which I thought I really wanted to do. However, everybody is telling me that the Corps of Cadets at College Station is WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY (yes that is how many times they say the word "way") harder than the Cadet Battalion here at TAMUG, which is what I'm finding very difficult as it is. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I can't live with being in the Cadet Battalion down here, and if College Station was just the same thing again I'd certainly want to go, but from what everybody is telling me, I'm not sure if I can handle it. I do like Aggie traditions and I certainly like the structure of the Corps, but all of these little teeny tiny things that I constantly get yelled at for can sometimes get to me. Here are my questions: 1. I know that many of you on here are Naval Aviators and were not in any sort of "Corps of Cadets". I even heard one guy on here who was in the VA Tech Corps of Cadets say that he liked ROTC, loved his University, but hated his Corps. Plenty of people on here have made fun of the Aggie Corps. But at the same time, is being good at the stuff in the Corps necessary for being a good Naval Officer? I'd love to hear some opinions on this. Being in the Cadet Battalion has been quite stressful for me, and I'm wondering if this is necessary or not to be a good officer. 2. Some of you guys are Aggies and know exactly what Corps of Cadets life is like. How hard was it for you? Now that you're an aviator, how often do you find yourself benefitting from being the in Corps? Is being an Officer in the Navy as hard and being in the Corps? Also, this may be hard for you to answer, but what is your impression on how the College Station Corps compares to the TAMUG Cadet Battalion? Am I insane to transfer if this down here is so hard for me? I really do like aggie traditions and would be proud to have graduated from A&M, however I also need to honestly assess what kind of person I am, and what kind of carreer is best suited for me. I've dreamed being an aviator for a long time of course. I'd really appreciate honest answers. Thank you so much everyone!