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    I have a few questions about the possibility of going into ROTC through the Indiana NG. I am prior service Reserve, I have been out just over 10 years. I am 33 yrs old, and a Deputy Sheriff. I am just curious about what my options were as far as ROTC goes. First, am I to old? Second, can I even attend ROTC being Prior Service. Third, I would need to be enlisted to get the money for college, (GI BILL, 100% tuittion assist., etc.) so can you be enlisted and do ROTC? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I looked through the forums, but really couldnt find the answers I was looking for.

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    Re: What are my options?

    A little google searching seems to indicate your age could be a problem for you. Being prior service shouldn't be a problem for you to participate in ROTC - I remember there being plenty of cadets at the schools I went to that were prior service. Best thing to do would be to call a recruiter - if you're interested specifically in ROTC, call the ROTC department at the school you're interested in and go over your questions with them.

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    • #3
      Re: What are my options?

      You are not too old, the upper age limit at commissioning with a waiver is 39 and waivers are possible.Prior service and ROTC are both compatible and beneficial. Contact your state's Officer Strength manager and ask about the Simultaneous Membership Plan and the GRFD contract through ROTC, this will provide for the cost of tuition and about $10,000 per year living allowance, here is a link to the NCARNG:
      http://www.nc.ngb.army.mil/index.php...-program-rotc/

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      • #4
        Re: What are my options?

        Originally posted by Mungo View Post
        You are not too old, the upper age limit at commissioning with a waiver is 39 and waivers are possible.Prior service and ROTC are both compatible and beneficial. Contact your state's Officer Strength manager and ask about the Simultaneous Membership Plan and the GRFD contract through ROTC, this will provide for the cost of tuition and about $10,000 per year living allowance, here is a link to the NCARNG:
        http://www.nc.ngb.army.mil/index.php...-program-rotc/
        Mungo, not to split hairs, but I think he's too old for ROTC. The information I'm finding is that you must be under 31 years of age the year you commission..

        http://www.rotc.usaac.army.mil/comma...olarships.html
        http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-...holarship.html
        (your link says 31, too)

        To the OP; if you want to become an officer, OCS may be your best route as it appears you've aged out of ROTC eligibility. Like I mentioned previously, check with your state to confirm what your options are.

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        • #5
          Re: What are my options?

          Mungo,

          Not to split hairs, but your link, as well as several others say 31 is the age limit for ROTC:
          http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-...holarship.html
          http://www.rotc.usaac.army.mil/comma...olarships.html

          To the OP, you may have aged yourself out of ROTC eligibility. Check with your state OSM and/or the college ROTC recruiter to confirm. OCS may be your best option for a commission at this point.

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