AROTC overnight stay

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  1. grizz27

    grizz27 New Member

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    So I'm going to be staying overnight at an Rotc battalion with a cadet soon. Is their anyone who could tell me what to expect or has any advise?
     
  2. cooper1234

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    Just bring a sleeping bag, pillow, flip flops (for the dorm), extra clothes, and pt clothing (basically anything you don't want to get dirty.

    Also, if you do PT, bring sweatpants, and wear them OVER a pair of shorts. I did an overnight and was offered to go to Ranger PT the next morning (I thought I was observing, not participating, needless to say, I was not prepared at all for it) and we were told to take off sweatpants and sweatshirts. Good thing I was wearing shorts underneath. Haha

    Also, bring some $$
     
  3. The OC Josh

    The OC Josh Member

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    Just go with the flow and ask questions. The goal is for you to find out about the battalion. The cadet you room with wants to help you do that.
    As for PT, just follow everyone else. The stretches are not too complex and you should be able to get them down.
    Realize that no expects you to be perfect and enjoy yourself!
     
  4. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    DS spent the night with AROTC brother and joined PT in the morning. LtCol arrived and checked out sons....nerve wracking, but okay. He later said that he wanted to see how DS was physicaly and how his older brother related to him. They both passed inspection.. :smile:

    DS also had his interview during this visit.
     
  5. soxfn2041

    soxfn2041 Member

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    I did spend a night w/ a cadet back in September. Above all, just be willing to go with the flow and immerse yourself as much as possible. You want to really "feel" the program before you commit to it.

    Offering to be helpful is great, too. Have the "military attitude" about work-if it needs to be done, I volunteer to do it.
     
  6. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I just sent an email to my top school's ROO and PMS about the chance of an overnighter. Hope that it'll work out.
     

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