Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Jcleppe, Dec 16, 2015.
Here's a shot of how AROTC branching shook out for this year.
Newbie here...tell me what I'm looking at, please.
Depressing numbers that I won't be sharing with my some. Assuming those numbers are correct, my son was one on the 7.5% that didn't get one of his top 3 choices. He had an OML of 58 and didn't even get into any of his top 9 choices, yet another cadet in his unit with an OML of 42 got his FIRST choice of Infantry. That same cadet had actually been recommended for dis-enrollment by the MSGT but was overruled by the LTC. Another cadet in the unit had an OML of 46 and was forced into Reserves....
86 from SMCs below the line this year.
What is GIG? 17 below the line in that category.
k2rider I can totally feel your DS's pain. I got my 8th of 16 choices at TBS. I was 1 of around 10 that didn' their top 10 picks. I was also at the very top of my 1/3 (although they didn't tell us prior to selecting, so we sort of go in blind to what you guys call OML). When they told me what it was I had to go find the MOS boards they had there and read where I was going next! All I can say to him is good luck. As much as he may be questioning things... the bottom line is leading Soldier (in my case Marines) is what it is all about. They need good leaders all over the place and you DS has a chance to be amazing.
Do your best where you are placed. Even if it's your 3rd choice, it may turn out to be the best thing possible.
NavyHoops....my son is 100% over the issue and has embraced the positives that I have pointed out. As a parent, I'm okay with the assignment because he'll be in an immensely safer assignment than he would have been in a combat related role. It also means he'll almost assuredly be out as soon as his obligation is up.
Do we have any guesses about how a 42 OML cadet received a 1st choice and a 58 OML cadet didn't receive 1 of top 3?
Serious question, I am am only vaguely familiar with ROTC branching.
k2rider, glad to hear that. And if you only knew how many folks said I am gone after getting their MOS and are still in now it would be amazing! The great part of the military is the road is weird and unknown in so many ways. Where we all started, where we thought we would be and where we are is crazy. Sounds like he is going to make a great officer and I wish him luck!
Does AROTC do a quality spread like the Marines do for MOSs?
It's hard to read but it is actually GTG, which stands for Green to Gold. These would be enlisted soldiers that were accepted to ROTC and are required to serve their obligation in Active Duty (Doesn't matter where they are on the OML)
At least the SMC number was better then the 105 last year.
Did the cadet with the 46 OML that was forced Reserve appeal, seems odd that a cadet with a far lower number would receive AD. Sounds like something was mixed up at Cadet Command.
Not too shocked by the numbers, but one number confounds me year after year and I am sure I have asked this question before somewhere on this forum.
What exactly is the appeal of medical service corps to draw the large number of first choices. I get down the line the 70H, 70D and 70K specialties are lucrative, but the vast majority of cadets know nothing about them as they are meant for senior captains and beyond.
I can see the appeal for infantry and aviation, just can't see the compelling reason for the mass numbers wanting MS. There really is nothing medical about the job.
Can anyone elaborate? Or Is it really everyone looking for the few Blackhawk MEDEVAC positions?
Had to be a mistake, numerically it makes 0 sense.
Also, does anyone know much about the cyber branch? I remember seeing the announcement, but it is mostly foreign to me. Obviously I am aware of the psych and electronic warfare branches, however this seems to be a great opportunity for network security and CS majors.
This nonsense of SMP cadets that are below the line getting selected for AD and their top choices is nuts.
The cadet with the 46 is my sons roommate and I never knew there was an appeal process. Last I knew, he was trying to land a full time gig in some Reserve unit. The cadet with the OML of 42 can only be explained as an affirmative action selection
You would be surprised by how many.
typo....SMC not SMP
and yes I agree. But I don't see it changing.
Good catch, I did mean smc. Thanks. When I'm not on my phone tomorrow I will give this SMC issue the rant it so richly and greatly deserves!!!
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