Is it better to go to college first then military or military then college. Or can you go to school while you are in the military? And do you have any scholarships for going right into a officer.
There are specific jobs that require a degree, for example an aircraft pilot. Being a field I used to work in there are mixed emotions amongst officers and enlisted. I would recommend going into the reserves as an enlisted member and acquiring the degree in the field you would choose. The reserves would pay for most of the degree if not all and then you could cross into being an officer. The new Post 911 will give you great access to pursue your degree even further after you finish or retire after the military. You also command more respect by transitioning from an enlisted to officer. Finally, I recommend chosing a branch that will work with your degree. (Medical - Navy, Aviation - Air Force) Good luck and Semper Fidelis.
It all depends on you and what route you want to take. I went into the military and obtained by degrees while on active duty. I took full advantage of the Tuition Assistance, the NC PACE program and the ability to clep certain courses. By doing this I was able to save my GIBILL for my kids or my use after the military. There are several programs that you can apply for in reference go becoming an officer. There are programs that office a direct commission upon completion of training during college. Or you can apply of different programs after you enter such As MECP or OCS
It sounds like you want to go to college at some point and into the military as an officer. If that is your goal, then I would suggest enrolling in a college ROTC program. There are scholarships available depending on which major you choose and how good your grades are. Another option is to attend a service academy where there is no cost to you. The third option to become an officer is to get your college degree and then go to Officer Training School (OTS).
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