Commissioning into NG from ROTC on Scholarship

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  1. jchaff1134

    jchaff1134 Member

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    I am an MSIII on a 4-Year AROTC scholarship hoping to branch into my state's National Guard as a Signal Officer for 8+ years.

    I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to explain the process of selecting a slot/unit for the NG from ROTC. My evaluator, an MSIV, explained that there are apparently booths at LDAC where each state has something like an OSM and a list of available 2LT slots and you just have to approach these booths and sign for a slot.

    Is this accurate, missing info, or completely off-base?

    Thanks for any help! :thumb:
     
  2. Aglahad

    Aglahad Member

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    Yeah there are booths there to help you find a slot and gain a LOA to a unit. Your school should also have some sort of liaison officer to help cadets make the transition as well.

    Personally I would try to work with that liaison with your school rather than wait till LDAC. I don't see Signal slots filling super fast but you never know.
     
  3. jchaff1134

    jchaff1134 Member

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    Thanks, Aglahad!

    I will talk to my cadre to find out about who is said liaison officer. We're a small program with 5 cadre members and three civilian staff so if one of them plays the part, it shouldn't be too hard to find out.
     
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    Talk with your state guard's officer recruiter. The cadre should be able to put you in touch with him/her. They will walk you through the entire process.
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The Booth process at LDAC is not what you want to rely on. At our school the HRA helps the Cadets find their unit. I know you'll find this surprising, but each ROTC Battalion does things a little differently. Some may have someone from the guard on the staff. Some may rely on a nearby guard unit for assistance. Contacting the Guard OSM is also a great idea. If you google <your state> army national guard OSM you will probably find what you are looking for. A few of our cadets that signed up at "the booth at LDAC" ended up not getting the slot they expected. Be proactive and persistent.
     
  6. jchaff1134

    jchaff1134 Member

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    Sound advice. Thanks, clarkson.
     

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