Social Sciences Department

Degree Name

BS in Social Sciences




Jim Keese


The intent of this research project is to determine what socioeconomic factors lead to enlisting versus enrolling as an ROTC cadet. It provides details that lead them to take the military route but specifically, which one. The research for this particular topic will be done using mostly data analysis and interviews with four ROTC cadets. Before starting this project, I hypothesized that ROTC cadets would have the advantage of a higher socioeconomic background than enlistees. This hypothesis was formulated not just at random but from personal observations. I have witnessed both enlistee lifestyles and that of a cadet. By the end of all my research, I hope to find some distinct differences in each of the career paths within the military that I present.

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Sociology Commons