contacting field force representative

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  1. rosamoca

    rosamoca New Member

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    I am currently trying to be admitted into usma and I am trying to contact my field force representative. How do I contact him/her? When I do, what do I tell them? Any feedback will help a lot, thankyou.
     
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    I assume you are a Junior in HS and have filled out the candidate questionnaire. It is not required that you contact your FFR. They will contact you. But, if you have questions, feel free to shoot them an email. If you want to contact them, send me a message with your State and Congressional District and I can look up a FFR for you to contact.
     
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    The field force officer listed on the portal is different than the MALO officer I believe. Try to contact both of them and introduce yourself and maybe attach your resume and ask their opinion on it,".


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    A MALO and a FFR serve the same purpose. A MALO is an Army Reserve officer while a FFR is a volunteer but they both do the same thing, they are just categorized differently. If you see 2 names on your portal, they are probably your FFR and the District Coordinator/or State Coordinator.
     
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    Oh ok, I didn't have much contact with my FFR they just directed me to my MALO officer. I guess everyone's experience will be different.


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    I don't think you had a FFR AND a MALO. You would normally have one or the other. They do the same thing. The difference is one does it as part of their Reserve duty and one is a volunteer. They both serve the same purpose as part of the field force that help candidates with the admissions process.

    The field force use to be primarily MALOs but with being in wartime for so many years, the Reserves were being deployed, so WP started calling on volunteers (FFRs) to serve in the same role. For the past few years , there were more FFRs than MALOs but I've heard that MALOs are again coming in to the field force.

    We have about a dozen field force members in our District and we are all FFRs. No MALOs.
     
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    Yes I am a junior in HS, thankyou so much, this has helped very much.
     

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