Military + College = Great Experiences | Campus Tour 2019
Virtual Tours by Students
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So right now I'm standing in front of the ROTC building. Oh, and actually, funny enough, General Myers or att this point Former General Myers eyes actually the president of the school right now, which is pretty crazy. We named the military science building after him a few years ago, and now he's back. Generally speaking, there's a few crossovers, but thought I'd take the a moment to talk about ROTC and please my personal experience with it. Uh, I'm not currently in anymore, but there's zero bad blood there. I guess the only reason to pick one over the other is kind of what you wanna do. You wanna be a pilot? There's actually opportunities in both sides. Esso I would just and same day with pretty much every job. More than anything, I would say that Air Force is much more kind of I know they take professionalism as their, like one of their core things and, you know, always looking good, presenting yourself well. Whereas Army is much more about your strength and perseverance and our well. Things neither one of them's bad. Neither one was good, and my personal experience with in the actual RTC program was pretty great. It was Austin, like basically coming in my freshman year, not knowing a whole lot of people. So I came into our O. D. C. And I immediately had twenty plus friends right there in my class, like doing stuff with me. Ah, lot of them were engineers, but not all of them. So if you are going to engineering it's it's great to go into Air Force specifically because there's a hunt of engineers in those Didn't thie Airforce just because I asked it, attracts it. I don't know why Hood so that that's one facet of it. I think did really a lot of good things for my kind of time management skills and things like that, giving me something that I was responsible for. If you don't have a job, I would highly recommend it because it gives you kind of a structure to go off of outside of school, which I really liked. Uh if you're I don't know if you want to go into the armed forces. This is a pretty good way to do it because after you graduate, if you make it through the program all the way, which you don't always I didn't There is a chance that you could get medically disqualified, which is what happened to me, or there's a couple other out like factors. If you're worried about it, you could just call up to the detachment and talk to them about any medical conditions that you haven't taken. Tell you whether or not that would be a deal breaker mine they didn't get found out about till I was a sophomore until last semester. The things that I learned in ROTC and the experiences that I had there, I couldn't trade phrase I wouldn't trade for anything. Life changes the word I feel that almost salutes it because that that phrase is used so much of O that was life changing. You know, this trip that I went on was life changing, but it really it really wasn't really changed my life. So I would highly recommend ROTC to anyone who's even thinking about it. You don't have of any commitment for the first two years. So if you're curious about it, go in as a freshman and people leave all the time. It's not a like a bad thing if you go in and decided. They would rather have you, you know, drop out of it's not for you, because they don't want you to be, you know, serving your country when you don't want to. That's that's very counter to believe so, yes, highly.