The results of the highly scientific and carefully calibrated rating system that is the ROTC OML have just been released, and I'm pleased to say I'm in the top ten percent, which means I should be guaranteed the branch I want (Infantry).
It wasn't a huge surprise, because despite the great injustice of LDAC my grades and APFT are pretty good. I even got a percent or two for studying Arabic - props to Cadet Command for coming up with this incentive just in time for the end (yeah, right) of our seven-year war in an Arabic-speaking country.
Regrettably, this elaborate formula has absolutely on no bearing on where (and with which unit) I get posted... meaning despite how cool the Army thinks I am, it's going to be dumb luck that determines whether I get to be a paratrooper in Italy or end up schlepping around in a Stryker in Ft. Polk, Louisiana.
To be fair, dumb luck has taken me a long way so far...