Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Larry321, Apr 21, 2016.
Just got word from my MSI instructor that none of our MSI's have a slot for CIET this summer 2016.
Same here. My DS is in a large AROTC battalion and they only had 10 slots. Almost all those going are MS-II's.
MY DS is a MSI and he was accepted to CIET this summer. But before he was chosen he was worried because his LTC told him spots for MS 1 s were rare this year.
Good luck to all.
DJA Proud Father of DS 4 year AROTC Scholarship Winner to Citadel and 2 other universities
I am unsure how accurate this is, but my DS said that they might only send 3 year cadets who lacked sufficient field training to CIET because the slots are so few. The idea being that those who have attended all four years could get by without CIET because they have received similar training at the local Army base already.
Has anyone else heard this? I always thought CIET was going to be mandated for all cadets.
You know this makes sense in a way. I always thought it was strange that they would send cadets to a summer training when they were still not under any obligation to the Army, in reference to 4 year scholarship cadets. It seems that the most attrition happens just after the first year. Always seemed to make more sense that they would send them the summer after their MS2 year. Although they do send 1st year contracted cadets to CULP before they are fully obligated.
I don't think one is missing anything if they do not go to CIET, I heard there was a lot of down time.
There is no way to send all Cadets to CIET. They are also short handed this summer and had to cut cycles, so we are basically back to the old LTC model for the most part.
My son liked CIET last yr more than CULP (end of MS1 yr). I think it depends on your group.
It is too late now but moving forward you should sign up for Progject Go as a fall back if no summer schools come through. This summer my Ms2 gave back his Project Go slot to go Airborne. Project Go is a great fall back.
That plan didn't last long.
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