Re: College First?
One of the recruiters here (Probably SSgt Tischner) will correct me if i'm wrong, but here's what I know about College First, since it's something I had in my contract last year.
I believe College First is only for critical MOSs, in fact, im not even sure if it's offered anymore, a recruiter would be able to answer that. Yes, you can take ROTC classes, in fact, once you complete basic and AIT, you are eligible to go straight to junior level ROTC classes, at least you are at the university I am attending.
Should get the same benefits if you contract for 6, I know my college first came with its own kicker, which is an extra $350/mo for my GI Bill, and a bonus. Enlisting for 3 will get you basically nothing, if you want benefits, you're pretty much pigeonholed into a 6x2.
Also, be advised that you are ALLOWED to waive your college first status to go on a deployment, without it affecting anything, you'll pick it right back up when you get home.
Co C, 1/179 IN, OKARNG
11C, graduated OSUT 20 Nov 2009