^ Gator - that may have been how it worked. I just remember that the ROTC guys ended up with lineal numbers after the Academy guys. My commissioning from AOCS was 1 week before the Academy. I pinned on LCDR a year earlier than my friend who commissioned via ROTC 1 week after me and 1 day before the Academy. He was after all the earlier ROTC grads who were after the Academy grads. Of course this was also when Academy was USN and ROTC/AOCS were USNR.