Your biggest problem is going to be that you were ROTC, However, never say never. I would start with my CO
and move up the COC. I had a situation when I was Regular Army towards the end of Vietnam. My enlistment MOS was to be for Warrant Officer. However ,by the time that I was Ready for Flight training(Helicopter}the Army was also in the middle of a RIF. Vietnam was winding down and they had more Officers than they needed, OCS and Warrant were closed. After a talk with my CO
I was given time to decide if I wanted to take my chances on Flight school reopening or going home. I chose the latter, and it was the smartest thing I ever did as nothing opened up for three years. Now in your case, in the middle of a RIF, by you not taking Flight training you my very well save the career of an Officer who would like to continue his service. You have nothing to loose by discussing your options with your CO
. If he can't give you an honest answer ,then request that you be allowed to take it up the Chain of Command. From what I remember about ROTC your chances are probably slim, but you will never know unless you state your case, Besides, Officers can't be bashful. I come from a family that had many of it's members serve in different branches of the military, My Father was USAAF B-29's in WW2,(Air Medal,Flying Cross,Bronze Star) my oldest brother was a Captain in the USA, Special Advisor to the South Vietnamese(Silver Star,6 Bronze Stars) My sister was Navy and of myself, Army. If this is truly what you want, then use your leadership skills and get it done. Good luck to you Sir.