Originally posted by atp:
What is it that you really want from the Army? Is there any specific benefits you are interested in? Your dad was referring to retirement? Insurance? Or was he talking about the military as a profession?
It depends on what you want over a long run.
You can join ROTC, but you must commission before age 32 (with a waiver).
ROTC Pros: Easiest way to comission.
ROTC Cons: You will be committed to the ROTC program.
OCS is a possibility. It's highly competitive now. So 3.1 GPA is a bit low.
OCS Pros: You can finish your degree with having any commitments (excluding student loans
OCS Cons: Hard to get into.
You can just always enlist too, but I am sure everyone here would recommend to say in School.
I recommend, Join NG, go to basic, finish your degrees in the ROTC. Commission and spend a few years in the military. Good luck.
p.s. 5'11" 120lbs is too light. Spend some time in the gym, unless you are a stud already and just light naturally.