Chances for AROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Tanner_Jones56, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Tanner_Jones56

    Tanner_Jones56 New Member

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    I really hate to beat a dead horse, and I know people are tired of seeing these. But this is killing me and i'm itching to hear other's opinions. My stats are listed below, please give opinions or helpful tips for a high school junior who is planning on ROTC

    (keep in mind this is so far my junior year)
    -Class rank: 30 of 311
    -cumulative GPA: 3.24 (unw)
    -2 College credit courses so far, planning on two more senior year. Because of dual enrollment options at my high school I should finish with around 8 college credits
    *current year*
    AP english
    AP Gov
    french 3
    physics
    senior band
    sociology
    -first grading periods weighted GPA came out to be 4.1 (4 As 3 A-s)
    -currently sitting on 25 ACT score (first attempt). plan on more studying and taking twice more
    MARCHING BAND
    -class representative (9,10)
    -90% club (9,10,11)
    -minor leader asst. roles 10th grade
    -leader roles 11th grade (very high chance for 12th also)
    -multiple extracurricular bands (jazz, stadium, solo and ensemble, ect)
    NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
    -so far over 20hr community service
    -got in my sophomore year. not sure if thats impressive, but we just started doing it at my school and the requirements were higher than juniors who were joining
    4-H CARTEENS
    -once every two months I teach a class of kids with traffic violations how to make good choices and such
    CLASS OFFICER
    -class president for freshman sophomore and junior year
    -student council " " " " " " " " " "
    JOB EXPERIENCE
    1 year busser at local buffet restaurant, then promoted to cashier/hostess, after 4 months promoted again to server.
    each position has kept around 15-20hr a week
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    just recently I realized that i was really weak so I am starting a workout regime with my cross country friend and I am planning on joining indoor track this winter to keep working on my physique. My current PT stats are unknown and pathetic. My goals for the next year for ROTC preparation is to join more clubs with leadership positions, and to work on my physical performance. As far as motives, I want to serve as an officer. My ultimate goal is an active duty commission and a career out of the military.
     
  2. Kronk

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    You know youre weakness with the PT and have taken action to correct it. Good job there getting on it.
    Your ACT score is the worry I see. Aim for a 30+ on the ACT.... I recommend also trying the SAT. Get 4-5 total test reps in at least I would say.
     
  3. Tanner_Jones56

    Tanner_Jones56 New Member

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    I appreciate the feedback and I will be working hard to improve on that!
     
  4. Tanner_Jones56

    Tanner_Jones56 New Member

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    Also, sorry for the typo, but the unweighted Cumulative GPA was 3.724 not 3.24, that would make a pretty large difference
     
  5. Kronk

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    With that correction, Id certainly have more confidence.
    PT will come naturally with time.
    Testing is just commitment.

    Do you have any sports?
    Can you elaborate more on leadership?
     

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