Originally Posted by GJ Pain
1. I want to be an Officer as a means to pay for college.
2. I'll be a sophomore, entering the ROTC program for the first year. It's next to impossible to get a regular Army ROTC scholarship as a sophomore because they reserve all of those for incoming freshman.
3. I have signed the ASVAB test thing. That's all. No contracts.
The DEDNG w/ SMP was my ideal path that I wanted to follow. Is the recruiter just trying to get me to enlist to fill a quota?
1) Wrong answer. You will be leading Soldiers. If you're in it for money you're gonna be a ****ty officer. I suggest you think real hard if you need money for college, or if you actually want the responsibility of leading Soldiers and being responsible for their well-being.
2) So you're a freshman doing a 4-year scholarship?
3) If you are doing #2. As in you are enrolling into the ROTC program through scholarship - you do NOT need to take the ASVAB. Your ROTC program should have a NG Liaison NCO/Officer. I suggest you talk to them about SMP rather than a recruiter, as they will take any chance to F*&# you.
The only contract you should be signing is the ROTC enrollment contract. SMP can be done at anytime during ROTC.
But I strongly suggest you fix yourself mentally. All the people I know who did ROTC for $$$ sucked *** and were the biggest douchebags on Earth cause all they cared about were themselves. You want money, take out a loan. You want to lead Soldiers then be an officer.