Both, Do navy reserve, get your weekend pay to help for college, check on college benefits for navy reserve and take full advantage, No to NROTC, do OCS if after college if you want. NROTC waste of credit hours in my opinion and time. But with your reserve experience and a degree you may find a good job off the bat after college. You can also be an officer after OCS and stay in the reserve. Could do OCS right after college and then try to get a job. Will look good on a resume. But be aware some employers, even though they may not say so may not hire you if you are still in the reserve. Its illegal but it may happen. I took a ROTC ARMY scholarship and wished I did not. Wasted these hours, I should have got a double major, but with 40 credit hours of ROTC I was required to take because of Scholarship I could not. Also scholarship made me join ROTC groups that I did not have time for or thought they were a waste, and looking back they were.