<p>Anybody in the ROTC program at their school? If you are or know anyone who is, can you provide some pros and cons about the program? Like, would you recommend it to others and what you get out of it.</p>

<p>Do you have any specifics?</p>

<p>Basically, you will take a couple extra classes, do PT in the morning (not sure how often), and do some training over the summer. You commit to serving for several years in whichever branch's ROTC program you get a scholarship from.</p>

<p>Pros-You get money for college and get to be an officer upon graduation.</p>

<p>Cons-You have some extra commitments during school and the summer.</p>

<p>Recommendation-Do ROTC if you want to be an officer in the military. If you just want some extra money for college, DO NOT.</p>

<p>Here's my experience from the Army ROTC:</p>

<p>We have PT Monday and Wednesday 0600, that's mandatory for scholarship cadets, optional for non-scholarship. We do something for about an hour, it's not that bad.</p>

<p>We have Military Science class once a week, 55 minutes, it's not that bad and anyone can take it. After the class we have a leadership lab for 2 or 2 and a half hours, again optional for non-scholarship people. Both are mandatory if you're on scholarship.</p>

<p>Summer-wise, the only commitment you have is the summer after your Junior year, there's a 6-week thing called LDAC(Leadership Development and Assessment Course, I think) that you go out to Ft. Lewis, Washington and get ranked compared to all the other cadets nationwide.</p>

<p>At my school, we also do a FTX(Field Training Exercise) one weekend in the fall and once in the spring. That involves leaving on a Friday afternoon and getting back on a Sunday afternoon, and doing some fun stuff, playing Army for a weekend basically.</p>

<p>I think in general being in the ROTC program is not going to be like going through basic. The officers and sergeants in charge of the program know that you're a college student first, ROTC cadet second, so they don't ask more than they know you can do.</p>

<p>If you have any more questions about Army ROTC, feel free to ask me, but also contact the recruiting officers at schools you're interested in.(usually a Captain)</p>

<p>Like Raimius said, do it if the military interests you. You don't have to commit until after your sophmore year, and then it's only a two year commitment if you're non-scholarship.</p>

<p>And if you are interested, it's a great oppportunity. The Army's basically giving me $160,000 to go to an awesome schoool and get some awesome training. Definitely a cool thing if it's for you.</p>