Originally Posted by solrflare
All of your pros should not be reasons to be commissioned.
And you have no say in where you're stationed. Keep thinking that.
Edit: and the cons apply to everyone, not just O's.
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.
Originally Posted by Voutare
Not judging, but this is what my Uncle said to me. "If your joining for the money, your in for the wrong reasons."
Seems like you are worrying about being in charge and getting paid more than serving your country and doing what's right.
I'm not committing the next 30 or so years of my life for money; but at the same time if i can choose a different path, still serve my country, and get paid more, why not take it? Like mentioned the main reason i choose to go through ROTC is because i need a degree in order to be a pilot. I have the utmost respect for anyone who serves their country regardless of how they went about it.