AFROTC FT/DoDMERB/Inquiries

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  1. DisgruntledSailor

    DisgruntledSailor New Member

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    Hello,

    Currently I'm AD Navy looking to head to a northern or central Mississippi detachment, and I have a few questions.

    - I acquired an ailment while in the service and I am currently receiving care. It is a neck tissue alignment and it has no effect on my overseas availability nor my ability to work everyday. If a prior or enlisted/commissioned veteran can shed some light pertaining to whether this may affect my medical review. As I've learned, there never has been any harm to admitting to previous health issues in the service. My main concern is the fact that I'm switching branches and will be placed in a cadet position rather than being AD at a military treatment facility on base (typically they understand any issues).

    - Foremost, I've done a lot of searching on AFF, SAF, and Reddit to get an exclusive layout of Field Training. I can imagine it would be just like boot but most questions that arise are just "Can I get an EA?" "Will I make it to FT?". <-- That's not my primary concern, I'm just trying to find a well laid out experience and possibly a day-by-day experience. From the best of my knowledge it is only 28 days, so I feel as if it could be easily record-able. I've heard it called "kiddy-camp" (with no offense intended), and if it is anything compared to asking AD commissioned officers that went to OCS/OTS. They claim you just need to keep your head-down; that directly reflects my naval time at RTC Great Lakes.

    - If anyone is curious, currently I'm studying HR with Tuition Assistance with an accumulated amount of credits of 30. I plan to use my Post 9/11 GI Bill to pay for the remainder of my studies and take any extra elective courses to extend my ROTC time-frame to a 3-year period. From the detachments I've contacted, more than likely, I would be placed at an AS 250 level for my own previous service time.

    I would appreciate any feedback pertaining to these issues and thank-you to anybody that takes their time to read all of this.
     
  2. Zero

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    First you need to google your ailment with air force and you will most likely find a direct link to the regulations regarding your specific problem. 99% chance you are not the only person who has experienced it. It will tell you if it is waiverable, which is ultimately the goal -if required-. FT is nothing like boot, but if you can do boot you can do FT. You should be placed as a 250 if you completed X amount of years, I forget how many it is exactly. Generally in FT your day to day is waking up early and doing PT and some events throughout the day pertaining to leadership. You'd have to post the medical terminology for any of us to try to help you look it up. But if you have specific questions feel free to post or pm me.
     
  3. DisgruntledSailor

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    It's definitely waiver able, I was thinking a possible community collaboration of exactly what happens would be an excellent resource for those to know what happens at FT. I seen a numerous amount of efforts for the enlisted side, but it seems on the officer side once ROTC is finished; input to further it anymore (more than likely interest) is lost. Thank-you though for that recommendation for the ailment issue.
     
  4. Sled

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    Whether you see it as right or wrong typically cadets don't really tell the GMC what exactly happens at FT but speak in generalities. There are different leadership "opportunities" that if explained would give certain cadets an advantage and also wouldn't allow for the leader to be evaluated correctly. At the same time the day may be different depending on what FTO or CTA you get. Thinking back there are so many things you can be evaluated on in a day that to explain day by day would almost be worthless because the only thing that can help is "know the FTM" and "don't be shy." Sure, it's kinda like "kiddy-camp" but the same as BMT in that just keep going and you'll do fine. The difference is that if you just keep your head down at FT you probably won't do well with the ranking.
     
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