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USN NROTC

Discussion in 'NROTC' started by Eric Garza, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Eric Garza

    Eric Garza New Member

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    Hello,
    I gain my us citizenship by the beginning of my third year in college( september especifically). If I join the ROTC program without a scholarship, and recieve my citizenship by september of my junior year, can I do the four years of ROTC and still be comissioned as an Officer ?
     
  2. Chud

    Chud New Member None

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    Directly from the instruction:

    Persons who, although not yet eligible for naturalization, can

    produce written evidence that they have filed a Declaration of
    Intention (ICE Form N-300 or any successor form thereto) to become a
    citizen of the U.S. However, such persons must become naturalized U.S.
    citizens before they will be allowed to participate in Advanced
    Training, execute an enlistment contract, or receive any subsistence
    payments. Failure to obtain U.S. citizenship before the first day of
    Advanced Training requires the student to be disenrolled from the
    College Program.

    So you can do the first 2 years as a College programmer, as long as you have filed your intention, but can not start the second half until you are a citizen. So from the sound of it, it all depends on the day you become a citizen against the day your Jr year starts. Talk to the unit you are applying to.
     
  3. phham

    phham New Member

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    Does the five year commitment stand whether one accepts a two or 4 year scholarship? Are there three year scholarships? While I am open to serving beyond the commitment if the Navy and I like each other, my original plan is to serve my country for a years, get some leadership/management experience, and then apply to business school.

    If I one were to eschew the scholarship route, take the college program route, and thereby only serve three years, would such an officer be able to receive a worthwhile experience? Would, for example, and SWO be able to obtain his qualification during this time? Is three years enough time to get those leadership/management skills? Or, should one really serve at least 4 or 5 years in order to get the most out of the Navy experience?

    Thanks.
     
  4. RUFiO181

    RUFiO181 Making Recruiting Great Again

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    http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/military_requirements.html
     
  5. phham

    phham New Member

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    Thanks. Yes, I am completely open to staying longer (assuming I get commissioned in the first place). I think it seems like a win win either way. If I end up hating the Navy, I can do just the three years, still have served my country, received some management/leadership experience, and go to grad school.

    If I really enjoy the Navy, I assume that re-upping (I don't want to say "re-enlist". I am not sure what the term is when an officer agrees to serve being his or her minimum commitment.) would not be an issue.

    If I decide to stay and want to get a grad degree while on AD, is it possible to have a range of schools to attend, or is the Naval Postgraduate school the only realistic option? Is full-time study available. I met an Army officer who was going to a civilian business school full time as an active duty officer. I am not certain what the circumstances were in this case or if this is rare.

    The point is that I both want to serve and obtain a graduate degree.
     

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