clarksonarmy
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clarksonarmy

Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army, from Potsdam, NY

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    1. diebs
      diebs
      Sir,
      I have decided to transfer my AROTC scholarship to another school and have been in contact with the ROO's from both batallions(the one I accepted the scholarship from and the one I am planning to transfer to). However, I am confused on whether to send my request to transfer to the according brigade or just to Cadet Command where I originally accepted my offer. I'm unsure.

      Thanks,
      Christian
    2. 2greatboys
      2greatboys
      Clarksonarmy,
      I was told that you are the ROTC expert. My DS didn't get accepted to the school he accepted AROTC for and is now trying to transfer. I have been trying to read all on this, but am turning to you for help. With deposits due May 1 and cc saying transfer notification would be May 6, what do we do? How likely will that transfer be approved and can he do anything to "up" those chances? Thank you!
    3. Doug2016
      Doug2016
      Sir,

      Will I have to attend drill if I accept a 3 year Army Reserve scholarship? Would I have to go to basic training? I was told that I have a chance for this scholarship since my Brigade doesn't have any funds to offer me a line scholarship. Any info would be appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Doug
    4. army4life
      army4life
      Clarksonarmy, I just posted a message in the third board waiters (not sure if that was the right place for it) that I believe if anyone has answer to it might be you. We would greatly appreciate any insight. Thank you.
    5. Roughrider
      Roughrider
      Clarksonarmy,

      More than one poster has referred me to you as the person on these boards with the best insights and information about ROTC. As I just posted in a thread on the ROTC forum, my 18 year old son, who aspires to an engineering management degree and an Army commission, has just been cited for his 2nd misdemeanor -- illegal fireworks; the first was a speeding ticket. Our (his and his parents, that is) expectation is that he most likely no longer qualifies for a scholarship, but we are unsure whether he can even hope to commission.

      Coincidentally, he will be interviewing on campus for the Clarkson School on August 4. The appointment was made last week. His name is Adam Marciniak. He will have some serious questions for you, and I want to thank you in advance for being frank and direct with him. We'll all very much appreciate your input and advice.

      Respectfully,
      Robert Marciniak
    6. ArmyBrat
      ArmyBrat
      That helps a lot. Thank you very much!
    7. clarksonarmy
      clarksonarmy
      She needs to tell Cadet Command she is requesting a transfer and explain why. If it is because she didn't get in to the school she was offered to, or because she feels the school she wants to transfer to is a better fit. I have seen everything from a couple lines on an email to a full blown one page letter. I think less is better, but there should be a good reason. And you must send in the acceptance letter for the school of choice. If you have a denial or wait list from the offer school all the better.

      Hope that helps.
    8. ArmyBrat
      ArmyBrat
      Hi Clarksonarmy,

      You seem to be the resident expert on the whole ROTC process. My DD was awarded a 3 year scholarship during this last Board. She would like to start the process of requesting a transfer as it appears as though she has only been given one school choice. We will wait on the official letter but she wanted to get the process started so it is ready to go as soon as she receives the letter. Our question to you is, when she writes the letter of request, should she simply state the school she wants to transfer to or should she be giving specific reasons for the request? She wants to be sure that she presents her case but doesn't want to be too wordy if they want a simple one line request. Thanks for any help and advice you might be able to provide.
    9. clarksonarmy
      clarksonarmy
      Did he accept the offer and send in the acceptance form? If so the school will probably contact him soon enough. Don't be too concerned if you don't get a lot of information right away. Once your son is locked in they are probably looking for the next one (that's how it usually is for me). He'll probably get instructions for the physical if he hasn't already, and over the summer he'll probably start getting paperwork and information about how the Battalion does their orientation. I could telll you how we do it at Clarkson, but that may or may not be how App state does it. Congrats and good luck.
    10. sshelto
      sshelto
      Hi ClarksonArmy, based on your role, thought you might be able to provide direction. My son was awarded a 4 yr scholarship to App State and has since been accepted in both the school and the honors program. What is the next step as far a ROTC is concerned? Do they contact him prior to school starting? How do you handle new participants?

      Thanks,

      sshelto
    11. armme
      armme
      Thank you Major!
    12. clarksonarmy
      clarksonarmy
      Your GPA will be what your school reports your GPA is. Usually your GPA resets if you attend a new school or start a new degree program. You need to check with your Battalion to see how they plan to calculate and report your GPA. Get a 4.0 in the Fall and you have nothing to worry about.
    13. armme
      armme
      Greetings. I will be starting the ROTC advanced course during Fall of 2013 (I have completed BCT and AIT is in progress). I will be working on my Masters as a cadet.

      Is it true that my undergraduate GPA will not be included for the OML score? Everywhere I have been searching says the GPA is cumulative.

      Thank you,
    14. BarrettaM59
      BarrettaM59
      Nice video... that is quite a story giving the oath of office to his fiance.
    15. BarrettaM59
      BarrettaM59
      How long does it take to process an campus based AD3 scholarship?

      DS has been promised an AD3 for months, but we had to wait until the national boards were done. Last week we got a call asking if we were still interested. We said that we were and we are still waiting to see it processed.
    16. BarrettaM59
      BarrettaM59
      Do you have a second?
    17. riroka
      riroka
      Hey - I just found out a good friend here in MN graduated from Clarkson. Small world!
    18. Dakota3747
      Dakota3747
      Dear Sir,

      I have posted a thread on here and was directed to you. I am in a huge dilemna. Long story short I am an MSIII GRFD SMP scholarship. I am a nursing student but do not have nursing in my contract. My schedule for this next semester will not allow me to attend weekly MSIII class and I will also have to miss 3 ROTC mandatory labs possibly more. I have sat down with my PMS multiple times and we have talked about my options. He is pushing me to disenroll by just "walking away" from the program by not signing up for next semesters class. I don't want to go out like that and I want to know if there are any other options?!?! I can't miss clinicals or I fail the class, but I can't miss all of these ROTC events.
      Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

      Thank you

      Sincerely,

      Cadet Runyon
    19. gojack
    20. equestriangrl93
      equestriangrl93
      I would like your opinions on my chances of of receiving a 4 year scholarship and/or appointment to West Point.

      I am 17 years old, a junior in highschool (homeschooled), I plan on taking courses at a community college my senior year. I haven't taken the SAT yet, but have done well on practice tests. I'm currently in the process of earning my Girl Scout Gold Award, 4-H member for 8 years, held leadership positions in clubs (president, vice president, secretary, ect). In Girl Scouts and 4-H, I've organinzed many service projects and mentored Brownies and Juniors. I ride horses competitively and have competed in quiz bowl contests, earning many first place ribbons.

      Thank you,

      Skyelur
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    Home Page:
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    Location:
    Potsdam, NY
    Occupation:
    Enrollment Officer Clarkson University Army ROTC
    Class Year:
    Alumni-1984
    25 years in and around the Army, currently ROTC instructor/recruiter

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