What You Need To Know About The ROTC Marine Program

The United States Marine Corps ROTC program is an excellent way to receive training and to get funding for your education. It is a method of a person to receive a college education and also to earn a commission in the Marine Corps as a 2nd lieutenant. It is a program that is lucrative in many ways and gives a lot of flexibility to a person who wants to attend the school of their choice and receive ROTC support and funding.

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If you earn a scholarship then you can complete the rest of your education with the United States Marine Corps footing the entire bill that includes fees, tuition, and a small stipend monthly for other expenses. Some of the different benefits that are available for a person who earns an Marine Corps ROTC scholarship include; training to become a leader and manager, practical experience and military discipline, expenses and tuition funding help, and other training. Serving in ROTC also gives the Marine Corps a chance to make sure that candidates are worthy of being commissioned officers in the Marine Corps. Marine Corps Reserve Officer Training is featured at a number of colleges and universities around the United States, and Marine Corps ROTC training gives training and provides scholarship funds for young people who participate in the program.

There are different levels of Marine Corps ROTC program commitment, if you are not sure if it is something that you want to participate in then you can participate without any commitment.


You start the program and attend classes, and learn about the ROTC program, and you can do this for whatever length of time that you wish to. After attending for a period of time, if you want to sign a commitment, or apply for a scholarship with Marine Corps ROTC then you can do so. You have to pass a physical exam, and there are other issues that you have to qualify for, but if you do qualify, then you can apply for a scholarship.

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After you finish your college education you will receive your diploma and then attend the Marine Corps OCS academy to receive your final training before receiving your commission in the Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant. If you are not a scholarship student you can participate up until graduation without making a decision about long-term participation in the Marine Corps.

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military dot image William Bush    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

What colleges or universities in NY state offer Marine Corps JROTC as a subject. Im currently in MCJROTC at Amsterdam high school and would be very lucky to further my education with this program in college as I plan to join the Marine Corps after college


military dot image Kevin A. Flaherty    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am a high school senior and desire information on how to apply for the Marine Corps College ROTC Program


military dot image arin    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

If you’re interested in the USMC, then you will need to join the Navy ROTC program, since the marines are a branch of the USN. To get the ball rolling you need to contact your school’s NROTC program and let them know that you are considering joining. They will have the best info for getting you set up.


military dot image Kevin A. Flaherty    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am starting my college applications and would like to speak to someone regarding the Marine Corps ROTC Program.


military dot image Glenn Nissly    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

My son is interested in the Marine ROTC program. He is in his senior year in high school. He has a 100% scholarship to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Do you have an ROTC program at Liberty or must he attend a different university?


military dot image arin    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

from the info I have, it looks like Liberty has Army and Air Force ROTC programs, but not a Marine or Navy ROTC.


military dot image Jeffrey Mercier    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am a senior in high school and would like to get some information on the Marine Corps ROTC programs that are available in Maine


military dot image Hopkins    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Interested in Marine ROTC but am not aware of any ROTC programs currently at my school. I am a junior in high school. How would I go about getting involved?


military dot image Gena    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

There are no ROTC programs at my school, but i want to join one. help me out, how can I get involved?


military dot image Zack    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I was wondering what Marine ROTC colleges that have the option of becoming an engineer. Im would like to become a marine officer engineer on the ground and I would love an answer, thanks.


military dot image Joel    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am senior in highschool and I want To learn more about the marine ROTC


military dot image Abbie    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

im very interested in going to college on an rotc scholarship but im a bit confused.do you first need to get accepted into a college and then ask for it or do wait until your cleared for the scholarship andd…?


military dot image Matt Hughes    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Though I scarcely meet what I would believe to be the minimal standards for acceptance to the 180k Marine NROTC Scholarship, how are my chances in relation to others applying for the same?


military dot image tamara    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am attending jc now, can I still go to college on a rotc program? I would prefer to get into the service at a higher category because of the job I want to do…any ideas?


military dot image aubrey    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

hi.
i am a senior in high school looking for a rotc college that has a good a good scholarship program.
if anybody can help me with this information i can be reach at my email [email protected]. i would like to thanks all for your help.


military dot image Brian Howe    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

The high school I attend does not have an ROTC program of any kind but I am interested in attending a college that does, but there is very little possibility of affording college without morgaging the house and borrowing money that I couldn’t pay back.


military dot image Daniel lee    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I’m very interested joining the marine ROTC. One question though: after I graduate from high school with ROTC then can I join the usmc when I’m 18? Or do I have to wait a few years?


military dot image Matt Criser    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am a sophomore in highschool and am interested in becoming an officer in the Marine Corp. I was wondering what GPA for different colleges I would need to get a scholarship for college through Marine ROTC? My top college choices are U.F., U.C.F. Auburn University, F.S.U. and Alabama


military dot image Yevette lewis    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I have always been interested in joining the Marines but I also want an education the ROTC programs sounds like a great idea. I just have no idea where to begin looking, the school I attend is just a community college and so far the university I’m looking at doesn’t offer the program. Is there a list somewhere with which schools offer a Marine ROTC program?


military dot image Julia K    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I’m a senior in high school. im 18. im close to making a decision of my life….i want to join the marines…for my father. He wanted me to choose that career but my mom refused. but now im choosing it and sticking with it. i want to make my dad proud. I need information how to join. And can i join it now since im 18 and enter a college online for the marines? PLEASE HELP!!!! Semper Fi!


military dot image Raden Whitehead    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

i am a highschool freshman and i am really interested in becoming a marine


military dot image andrew    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Im a junior in high school and im 16 and i would like more info about rotc and becoming an officer.


military dot image Joseph W.    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am a Freshman in High school and would like to join Navy/Marine ROTC in college. I would like to be an officer in the Marines. I have joined Air Force ROTC in High School because that is what my High School offers. My intention is to study history in college. I am in a state (New Jersey) that doesn’t offcier Navy/Marine ROTC at any State University. Because of school/cost concerns I hope/need to attend an in-state college. What are my options?
Joseph


military dot image Dom    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Are the Marines part of the Navy?


military dot image jacob shelly    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Are there any colleges in california that offer ROTC for the Marine Corp or are all ROTC programs acceptable to any branch of the military?


military dot image Me    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

@jacob shelly. teh Marine Corps is a department of teh Navy, so you will need to look for a Naval ROTC program. there are many in California, it being a coastal state. all i can name off the top of my head are UCLA, UC Berkley, U of San Deigo, and USC. you can go to http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/houston/NROTC.htm for more


military dot image Nancy Salvemini    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

My son wants to become a Marine. I told hime to got ROTC and become a first Lieutenant and get an education while he is at it. He is an honor roll student in his sophmore year in high school. I am a widow and can not really afford to send him to college so the military is his best opportunity. How can he earn a scolarship.


military dot image Debra Augustine    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

My son is currently a junior interested in joining the nat’l guard. He also wants to be in the marines. Can he join the nat’l guard as a junior (if I sign its ok) and still be in a ROTC program with the marines when he graduates? Please send any information you can. Thank you!


military dot image Logan Irwin    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Im a freshman in college and we have an Army ROTC program but not Marine program. I dont want to leave my college but I would like to be an officer in the Marine Corps. If Im in the Army program can I still be an Officer in the Marine Corps.


military dot image Andrew Hopkins    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I’m a senior in high school and i would like to know more about the Marine Corps ROTC program and if eligable for the program.


military dot image Dustin Seyferth    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am currently a sophmore in high school and am tring to find out the elegibility requirements to enroll in the marine ROTC program. Hoping to be elegible soon. :)


military dot image Nick Reynaldo    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Ok im not exactly sure on how to word this but if i were to go do basic training and then after basic training is over go to college and do the NROTC program, would i still be able to become a 2nd lieutenant? or would i not get the commision for already being in the marines?


military dot image Tell    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Semper Fi and welcome to the orsgobphele! It’s great to see some Marines blogging and connecting with the masses. A couple things as far as wordpress are concerned. If you can turn on your RSS feature, you will be able to help us out in tracking your posts when they come out. Lots of folks use RSS readers to sort through literally hundreds of websites and blogs every day, and this is the optimum tool for filtering and going through all of that stuff. It is also what I recommend to private military companies when they ask about running a blog. Also, in order to gain top search in Google, it helps to get Search Engine Optimized or SEO. What that means is that in order to get heard’ out there, it helps to have multiple nodes that are all connected. So if you have Twitter and Facebook accounts, then connect those to this site, and also put links here to those accounts. A youtube account can help too. If you have pictures, a flickr account is great, because that is searchable as well. It is also wise to set up the blog so that every post you make, goes out to your social media accounts automatically. Google Search loves all of that stuff, and that will get your blog noticed out there.You will also be able to get the word out about a subject faster than those that wish to discredit the Marines or your opinion/policies. So if there is a news article that you disagree with, you can actually instantly address it via this blog. In other words, you do not have to wait for the next news cycle for a paper to print an edit or make a correction. The media loves to drag their feet before making corrections, just so the article has done it’s damage. You can present a counter argument or correction instantly.My other suggestion is to really keep up on watching the blog and other accounts. These things can get hacked, and an individual(s) can go back into old posts and re-write them or delete them or whatever. The blog can also be a nice little honey pot for hackers, if you would like to catch folks or monitor them. Also, for a simple and cheap analytical tool for blogs, I use Google Analytics. It is great for seeing what posts everyone likes, where your readers come from, etc. You can also communicate to others exactly how much traffic the blog receives. I use the tool a lot. I am sure DoD has their own deals for monitoring, but this one works great if you want something easy and simple to use. Take care and I look forward to future posts. -matt


military dot image danny    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

is being an 2nd lt easier for the army or the marines?


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Thanx for this info and keep up the good work in this site. Cheers!


military dot image c/ssgt procopio US AirForce JROTC    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I think im going into the airforce as a 2 Lt. as a pilot for them


military dot image ron watson    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

how old do oyu have to be to do rotc


military dot image Wiggles    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Ain’t nobody got time fo di’s


military dot image brigitti cruz    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

1) what average is approximately the medium standard average when u want to go to college and join an rotc program (especially for marines) ?


military dot image Christen Taylor    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am a Junior in New Mexico. I need help trying to figure out how i should enlist when i’m a senior. so i am aware.


military dot image larryf    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Hey Christen, do your homework by reading all you can about the ‘job’ path you’re interested. This will be the school that you want to attend once in the military. Then, research each of the branches for that specific job. Only then, do you reach out to your branch recruiters for more info, ask questions and perhaps have a meeting. All to say, do as much research as you can prior to showing up on your recruiter’s doorstep. My best, Larry F.


military dot image Jen    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

So the person can go to any college and still train in the marine camp?


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