AFROTC Interview Attire

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  1. Akrogan

    Akrogan Member

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    Hello all,
    Most of the time I am on the USAFA forum, as that is what I'm really shooting for.

    However, I did apply for the AFROTC scholarship, became eligible, and received an email about my interview.

    What surprised me is that it just said "Neat casual dress, no need for a suit/shirt and tie...

    I really feel as if this is very odd, seeing as how for all my nominations and even meeting with my ALO, I wore a suit.

    So folks, what should I wear? My gut says a suit and tie...even though the email doesn't...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Thompson

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    Personally, I don't think it would hurt you to do so. When I went for my AFROTC interview I wore a suit and a tie. You're interviewer will probably be wearing the equivalent: his/her dress uniform.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

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    My son wore a suit and tie for his NROTC interview as well.
     
  4. natehanibal

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    Definitely a suit and tie... Dress to impress.
     
  5. bearhunter66

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    If email was clear, I would split the difference.

    Dress slacks
    Polished dress shoes (black)
    Button down shirt (white or light blue)
    No tie
    Sport jacket or blazer (dark blue)
     
  6. Pima

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    I agree with bear hunter.

    The fact is they gave direction for dress code. The military life is not only about leading, but following directions.

    As for why they may have given that direction could be dual fold.
    1. Many candidates are not SA applicants, thus have no experience in the interview process.
    2. The majority of 18 yr. old kids do not own suits, and they don't want to place that financial burden on them for a 30-45 min interview.

    Not trying to be rude, but a suit and tie is not going to get you anymore points than a collared shirt and dockers with dress shoes.

    There maybe a third reason for this dress code is if you read through other interview questions, some are also doing school visits on the same day. They don't want the kids to feel uncomfortable during the tour portion wearing a suit.
     
  7. Strength and Honor

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    For my AROTC interview I wore khakis and a polo. Worked out fine for me, my interviewer was wearing the same thing :thumb:
     
  8. brober11

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    For my AROTC interview I wore a blue shirt with a striped tie, with black pants and black shoes. I think I might have overdressed, the PMS was wearing ACUs. I don't think it's a big deal, just make sure you clean up and look nice.
     
  9. Coltron

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    I definitely agree, a suit and tie is not necessary. I wore black corfams, slacks, dress shirt, and a black tie. Needless to say, the interviewer obviously liked it!:thumb:
     
  10. MSFaygo

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    I've seen this topic come up several times but I don't think I ever remember when it was from anyone's DD :shake::shake::shake:
     
  11. txpotato

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    At both of our sons' PMS interviews nothing was said about attire. They both wore khakis, blazers, and ties. Each time, however, the PMS commented on their fresh haircuts.
     

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