Not all ROTC programs are created equal junior rotc senior

In today’s post, I’d like to examine the differences among ROTC programs, both across different military branches and even within the same branch.

In review, ROTC programs are offered in the:

  1. Army
  2. Navy*
  3. Air Force 

*Aspiring Marine Officers would elect the Marine Option within Navy ROTC. 

As you might guess, there are differences among different ROTC programs just like there are differences among the branches themselves.

As you begin to explore your ROTC options, you...

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Campus life: Service Academies vs. ROTC junior rotc service academies

In today’s post, I compare service academy life to ROTC life. 

While this comparison will lump all of these programs together, understand that not all service academies or all ROTC programs are created equal. 

Just as West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy, all have their differences…so do ROTC experiences at Fordham, Princeton and Texas Tech. 

Take this overview with a grain of salt and use it to better...

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How to build a target list of ROTC colleges junior rotc

For all of you out there who are applying for ROTC scholarships (and I hope that’s all of you), it’s time to build your list of traditional colleges.

This list consists of traditional colleges where you hope to use your ROTC scholarship (assuming you get the scholarship).

The first step is to make sure the colleges you’re applying to actually have an ROTC program.

If you go back to Week 30, you can review how to find colleges that have Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC...

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Create a test-taking timeline academics ecas junior

In today’s post, I want to tackle a skill that you will need to master, not only to succeed as a military officer, but to succeed in life. 


Long-term planning is the ability to look ahead 3, 6, or 12 months, and set in motion a plan to accomplish a goal. 

This can get complicated depending on how many variables you are trying to coordinate (e.g. people, timing, deadlines, resources, weather, bureaucracy). 

Why don’t we learn this skill by planning...

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