Civil Involvement Statement Required

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  1. Blackbird

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    My DS received a letter from AFROTC which states that on his AFROTC application:

    "You indicated a civil involvement or left the answer blank. If you indicated a civil involvement, a personal statement of involvement with an affidavit or court report is required."

    Has anybody supplied such a statement and if so what was included in the statement? This is for a speeding ticket. Should it be worded similar to the statement that he supplied the AFA online? Does affidavit imply that a lawyer must create the document?

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  2. Pima

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    I would suggest your DS contact Montgomery (HQ for scholarships) and ask directly what they need for the affidavit. It maybe as simple as the court records.

    I would not worry about the issue since it was a speeding ticket. Things like DUI are a different story.

    Have your son call because HE IS the applicant, not you. He needs to show his initiative regarding his scholarship. Explain to him this is not a situation where he can play ostrich in the sand, he needs to address it as soon as possible, and handle the consequences from an AFROTC scholarship standpoint. He cannot pretend it will disappear or act as if he never got that letter. The faster he addresses it, the sooner he will understand, he will not be the only candidate up for a scholarship with a speeding ticket.

    Just tell him, everyone that works there, was also a 17 yo once, they get it, but how you handle it also speaks volumes regarding your maturity and character.
     
  3. USA

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    I had a speeding ticket going into the AFROTC application process too. All that I had to do was... when filling out all the online information, check 'yes' that I have had a civil involvement. Then if I'm remembering right, I had to elaborate on what it was. And yes I worded like the AFA application, actually I just copied and pasted what I used for the USAFA application. But I didn't have to have a court report or have anything notarized(I think that's what an affidavit is).
    You asked what was in this statement..here was mine... "On DAY MONTH YEAR I received a speeding ticket on ROAD, COUNTY, STATE. I have paid all fines in full and entered a plea of guilty agreement to have it removed from my record. NOTE: When my speed was clocked I was passing another vehicle."

    Hope this helped, good luck with everything!
     
  4. Blackbird

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    Thanks. Yes, both suggestions did help. DS called the HQ for scholarships and received a clear understanding of what he needs to document - the what, when, where, why, how, and if alcohol or drugs was involved (no on both).
     
  5. USA

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    I got pulled over at about 1:30 this morning for speeding! Luckily, I've watched enough episodes of COPS this summer that I was able to play it off cool and come out with a warning!!
     

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