Last year in November, I joined the National Guard. I didn't know anything about the other branches and all my friends were going to do it, so I followed. I was the second person to actually join though from my school. So far I love it..but I want more. June 1st is my ship date for basic training which I will have in Fort Sill, OK. I have a few questions and please answer respectfully without any spam. The reason I have questions is because I'm considering going to ROTC after graduating AIT if possible. Right now I'm an e-3. I started as an E-1 in December, got E-3 last month. Not bad I don't think. Here's my questions and please excuse my ignorance. 1-What is the difference between WO and O? How do you get WO exactly? 2-Does the service WANT you as an officer or would they rather have you just as a regular enlisted soldier? 3-If I have a 6 year contract with the other half of my enlistment bonus coming during the 4th year of enlistment and I start ROTC to become an officer, do I still get that other half of my enlistment bonus? 4-How much different is being an officer than a regular enlistee? I'm interested in full time officer even though I'm serving part time now (national guard). 5-Is this even possible to do? 6-If so, what are the requirements and do I have to pay for ROTC whatsoever? I don't know too much about anything other than enlistees/NCO's because nobody that I know has really dealt with them. The reason of this choice I want to make is that I've heard it's so much better, you get respected alot more. Things are less stressful. I really don't know though, so that's why I'm asking. Thanks guys!