AROTC scholarship winner thinking of West Point

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  1. momof6

    momof6 New Member

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    My DS won a 4 year national scholarship and will be starting college in a few weeks. He applied to both the Military Academy and the Naval Academy last year along with the ROTC. He was not offered offered an appointment at either Academy. My DS is very happy with his scholarship but there has been discussion about applying for the Military Academy again while he is in his Freshman year of college. I am wondering if this would be encouraged or frowned upon in his ROTC unit and in the Army in general?
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    DS friend applied to WP bit did not get in. He was a national 4 yr winner, did a year with ROTC and reapplied to WP and was accepted, he is starting his Jr. year. His PMS was supportive of his application. This is pretty common.
     
  4. ENwifeArmyMom

    ENwifeArmyMom Member

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    DD is a 4 year AROTC winner starting freshman year in 2 weeks. Her roommate, also 4 year winner applied to USMA and did not get in. She is reapplying also this year. Good luck to all!
     
  5. Sled

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    Over here in AFROTC we had a cadet who got into West Point and USAFA after her freshman year. Also we had two others go to academy after their freshman years. I think it's fairly common.
     
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    5 in the last 10 years. It bums us out to lose them, but we don't hold it against them. With any luck someone thinking about reapplying comes to their senses and realize there a "normal" college experience is not such a bad thing.
     
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