AFROTC Detachment visit?

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  1. kpalvin96

    kpalvin96 New Member

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    I'm going in to meet my potential cadre tomorrow and I was wondering what questions to ask? I was thinking about asking their rated selection percentage, crosstown scheduling, LLab ect. But I was wondering if there's an important part of detachment selection I could be overlooking. Any ideas?
     
  2. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    Talk to the cadets! Especially the juniors and seniors but any cadet will do. Ask them how the detachment culture is like. Some detachments have a close espirit de corps where cadets would often live together. Other detachments have cadets that hardly know each other. Ask if cadre supports extracurricular activities like Honor/Color Guard and Arnold Air Society. Ask if they do anything outside of LLAB. Ask about training. In some detachments they are able to get helicopters for FLX and go to some woods in the middle of nowhere! In other detachments they just go wander around at a local park (Sadly my detachment is like that). Ask about any problems within the detachment. Cadre loves to talk about its high points but the cadets will want you to know what's up with the detachment. In the end if you decide to choose that detachment ask the cadets you talked to for their number. Networking at an early start of your Air Force career is great! It will definitely get you noticed in the POC world even before your first LLAB!
     
  3. Pima

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    If you ask about rated selection to also discuss the avg cgpa, and if this is the new system. PCSM 2.0. If it is what is thge average amount of flight hours the cadets going for rated have.

    Make sure you also compare it to your intended major.

    I do agree to meet some of the cadets. If the folks are with you, ask them to meet you in 60-90 minutes at the student union. Cadets talk differently when the folks are around....more of a dog and pony show. The same is true for students. Walking around campus with the folks is a blaring sign that you are not a student. This also allows you when walking to the student union to envision life as a student there by yourself. It gives you a more real world feeling.

    Now for the real reality, I am sure you know that before you can meet the rated board you need to attend SFT. This is hurdle number one. Again find out what the avg cgpa is needed for their unit. The national avg is @3.1 tech.
     
  4. ERAUMattmom

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    LOL....

    I was going to suggest asking Pima.....but she beat me to it...
     

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