Good idea to say I got nom?

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  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

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    Is it a good idea to e-mail my ROTC contacts or to update my ROTC scholarships with the fact that I was nominated twice to the USAFA and once to the USNA? I can't see it being bad but I'm not sure. Thanks
     
  2. 34KING18

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    I applied to AROTC, NROTC and AFROTC
     
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    Have you already done all your interviews? Did they ask if you had applied to SAs? If you have already done your interviews they have been scored and submitted it won't change anything from that perspective. What will it change or do? If you told them you were applying during your interviews they know you are looking at different options notifying them won't do anything.
     
  5. Blessedmom

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    It's my opinion but until you get appointed by SA they don't need to know cuz nomination doesn't equal appointment 100%, but if they ask be honest:) Just wait???
     
  6. Spud

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    One of the first things a newly exhausted Plebe learns during Plebe Summer, taught by the Detailers in their own inimitable way, is: Do Not Volunteer Information. Answer Only What You Are Asked.

    I'm with Blessedmom on this.
     
  7. 34KING18

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    Ok. Thanks for the insight
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Agree...If I'm a PMS, and I have to decide between two applicants, one of whom has told me I'm plan "B", who am I going to favor? No need to volunteer this information.
     
  9. rocatlin

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    Realistically, you could argue that a nomination is just a checkpoint in the process of obtaining an appointment (the big prize) much in the same way that an interview is a checkpoint in getting a ROTC scholarship.

    Basically two different processes with the same goal. The perception of your qualification and desire to get commissioned -- regardless of path -- is the important factor. Nominations are great, but as stated earlier, it's not an appointment. Exceptional interview experiences are great -- but those don't always turn into scholarship.

    So, basically, no need to make special effort to bring it up.
     

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