Last month I was accepted to Virginia Military Institute. I plan on attending in the fall. Everyone at VMI is required to do ROTC for either Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force. Since it is not a service academy like West Point or Naval Academy you do not have to commission after you graduate. I plan on enlisting with a recon contract after I graduate. I was wondering since the Marine Corps is sizing down, will it be hard for me to obtain a recon contract in 3 years? Is this a question I should ask a recruiter? Also I've been told that I should just enlist now instead of going to college first and not commissioning. I have always wanted to enlist, but I want to get my degree first, and VMI appeals to me. I also feel like going through ROTC there will make me more competitive at BRC.