Posted on Feb 5, 2015
1LT Rifle Platoon Leader
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Hello all,

Currently I am a reserve PSYOPer in 7th Group. I am also a Junior at the University of Arkansas.

I am just curious as to whether or not I should do OCS or ROTC sense I am already a junior attending college. I have already completed several schools, certifications, as well as deployed in OEF, if that even has any impact on which one I should choose...

I have goals of remaining within the SOF community as a PSYOPer until I commision at which point I would like to attend SFAS.

If all else fails and neither route is the route for me, then I will just graduate and transfer to active duty in order to attend SFAS as a enlisted solider.
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If I were you, I would go the ROTC route, 1LT (Join to see), if it's still an option. Question is, though, as a junior already, can you complete the ROTC requirements for commissioning out of college in a year and a half? And I don't know, so that's an honest question, not a rhetorical one.
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I joined ROTC as a Junior and did the 2 year program.
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Just a update, I decided to do ROTC, just about to finish up my first semester. One down, three to go!
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What are some tips that helped you get selected especially with such a late start?!
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Plan for both. The reason I say that is life can throw a curve ball. I was enlisted and wanted to go ROTC, but I was stop-lossed. Even though that occurred, I just got enough credits to get 90 hours and went OCS. It really just depends what you want to do, but get whatever you can get first (def with the draw down going on).
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