Do you want to be all that you can be - in the army, the navy or the air force? Then check out what the ROTC can offer you!
ROTC - An Overview
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) prepares young peeps to serve in the military. The ROTC is a college program that's offered at over 1,000 colleges and universities across the US. They offer scholarships in the Army, Navy and Air Force. You can apply for a 4-year scholarship while you're in high school, but you must meet the general qualifications.
Agree to serve in the military after graduating college.
ROTC - Why Should I Join the ROTC?
Getting up at the crack of dawn to have a drill sergeant yell at you to drop and give him 20 may not exactly be appealing, but if you're looking for a chance to serve your country, pay for college and find a rewarding career after graduation, then the ROTC is the path for you.
ROTC - About Army ROTC
In the Army ROTC basic course, you'll learn army customs and traditions, military operations and tactics, principles of war and the fundamentals of leadership. For more info, head to the Army ROTC website.
ROTC - About Navy ROTC
Once you graduate from the Navy ROTC, you can become a naval aviator, naval flight officer, special warfare officer, submarine officer or a surface warfare officer. For more info, head to the Navy ROTC website.
ROTC - About Air Force ROTC
The Air Force ROTC offers two programs - the Air Force Senior ROTC Program recruits and trains college students, while the Air Force Junior ROTC Program provides aerospace training at the high school level. In order to be accepted, you have to take the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, which is a standardized test that's similar to the SAT. It tests you in five areas - pilot, navigator, academic, verbal and math. For more info, head to the Air Force ROTC website.
Congratulations on being gifted and getting all the opportunties what your getting :)
You knows your friends better than any of us and how does you think they will react if you tell them? Thinks about if one of your friends told you and how you would feel.
Be proud and enjoy your learning and you will meet other gifted people too in your classes and ask them their experiences too of how/if they told friends.
If it was me then I probably wouldnt but thats just me personality. I wouldnt ever get in the gifted group anyway so I doesnt really have to think about this :)
Don't go out of your way to talk about it. A lot of people are off put by people who talk about their intelligence a lot. If it comes up in a conversation, you can talk about it, but you probably won't need to tell them. Usually with people who are genuinely intelligent, they don't need to talk about their intelligence, it's obvious to everyone around you, and therefore people who are not as intelligent might feel like you're rubbing it in.