Originally Posted by Got_Hemi44
So all the things i listed are not pros of going through ROTC? As for location, you get the opportunity to pick 5 different bases in which you'd like to be stationed. You don't get the final say, but you will receive one of your picks.
All the cons i listed apply to a person going though ROTC while in college, not an enlistee.
Of course they are pros, but they don't need to be looked at like that.
You can pick your top 5 all you ****ing want, just like you pick your top 11 branches. It's not guaranteed. The ONLY time it is pretty much guaranteed (and it's not even 100%) is when you are the Distinguished Military Graduate of your school. That is it, you don't necessarily get one of your 5.
A con of someone in ROTC is that they will move every 2-3 years? Interesting, I didn't know that. I could have sworn that me and all of my buddies were at the same school until we got commissioned...but you must be right.
You have lots of responsibility in ROTC? Haha, that's a ****ing joke. Maybe your senior year.
GPA? You've gotta be kidding me, right? To be in ROTC you must maintain a 2.0 GPA average (that's a ****ing C). To hold onto your scholarship, you must maintain a 2.5 GPA average (C+). Good grades? Hardly. Student athletes and non-military scholarship recipients have better grades.
And, you're listing the Pros of being an O but the Cons of being in ROTC while in college? Doesn't make sense to me.
I hate to bust your bubble, but your authority as a cherry *** LT doesn't mean ****. Your platoon sergeant and squad leaders are the real leaders until you get some experience. Most of your pros are the same thing anyways, and they all relate to having more authority/getting paid more.