CORTRAMID summer

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  1. jjlma

    jjlma Member

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    Does the schedule for NROTC-CORTRAMID summer between freshman & sophmore normally happen in July. Have not been able to find the schedule, and reviewing past posts, it looks like 4 week in July is what they do?? Any input is appreciated.

    thx.
     
  2. kinnem

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    No one will know dates until orders are issued and it can change even then. I'm sure the cruise is not tied to the calendar but to the availability of ships etc. DS did not do CORTRAMID. He did do a 2nd class cruise which began June 22 and ran through mid-July.
     
  3. jiller59

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    There are 2 sessions of CORTRAMID. In 2013 (when my son attended), the west coast was last week of May and 3 weeks in June, East coast shortly after 4th of July, and into August. These 2 session dates have been fairly consistent, but the dates can switch between coasts.

    Let me know if you have any other questions about CORTRAMID; I will answer if I can!
     
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    +1 to jiller.

    We've been told the same general timeline for this summer. Late May/June for San Diego and then July for Norfolk I believe. Our son's unit goes to San Diego...at least that has been the process in the past, I know better than to count those chickens just yet!
     
  6. jiller59

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    Most of my son's unit went to Norfolk, but he and 2 other MIDN's from his unit went to San Diego. He goes to school in Michigan, so it was a surprise that he went to the west coast. Just remember that there are no guarantees!

    There were a few other midwesterners there and they seemed to gravitate toward each other!

    He found out on May 2nd that he would be leaving for the West coast on May 23rd. He had a great experience-nervous about Marine week, but ended up much better than he expected.
     
  7. USMAROTCFamily

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    DD was told that the location was based on where she lives, not where the school is located, unless there were some special circumstances.
     
  8. jiller59

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    I should have clarified that we live in Michigan too. It is true that they try to decrease travel cost and time by sending them to the closest coast, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. I think the unit needed to send a few MIDNs to San Diego and there was only one from west of the Mississippi.
     
  9. jjlma

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    Good Info.

    Appreciate all the information, it is very helpful. DS is a freshman at U of Illinois and we also live in IL. During meetings with NROTC Officers in August, they said most go west and 2 or 3 will go east. Just trying to understand the process a little better. Thanks to all for the help!!
     

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