Hello, everyone. I have not logged in for six months or so. Congrats to all the students and their parents for this year's ROTC scholarship. My son will complete his AROTC application soon (within next week or so). A few questions: (1) when is the first selection board meeting this year? I read here and there it might be Oct. Wasn't it the case that last couple of years, it was Sept? (2) As for the recommendation letters, is there a limit on how many can be submitted? My son has guidance counselor, his favorite teacher, and perhaps a commanding officer at his Civil Air Patrol local unit (100% of EC's are related to this group: over 500 hr of community service. he got a Billy Mitchell Award this spring as a high school junior, and was selected as the best cadet of the year at the yearly, national mountain search and rescue training held at Hawk Mountain, etc). I think it will help him a lot to have the rec letter from his CO be acknowledged and counted. (for those of you who don't know what CAP means, it's an air force sponsored program for teenagers and young adults (up to age 21) for military training program. Only 15 % of the cadets gets Billy Mitchell award before they age out at 21. Those of get the award, if they enlist, gets automatic 2 rank boost from the start, and its roughly considered on par with Eagle Scount).