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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Fengawr, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Fengawr

    Fengawr Member

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    Yesterday, I received a letter stating that the US Army had received my Army ROTC application and that several things were missing. This all seems fine except for the fact that I never intended to send my application in and I am not close to completing it. The letter stated that I had 15 days to respond (I'm not sure how to respond) or my application could not be considered. It also said that I may need to fax the rest of the missing portions in (Take in mind that I'm not even half way done with the application). The letter also gave me a phone number and email address of someone I should contact if I have any questions. I already sent an email stating my situation.

    What should I do? Am I completely screwed over, or is there some way of fixing this? Thanks!
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    I hate those notices they send out, they scare the crap out of the applicants.

    Your fine, just send an email, also call the number and get in touch with you contact person. Tell them what you received and let them know you have not even completed the application yet.

    My son must have received at least 6 of those letters, it's fine as long as you contact them. Don't be surprised if you don't get a respobse back right away, they can be a bit slow. You can also contact the ROO at your No.1 choice school and talk to them about how things are going and what you received in the mail.

    You probably hit the application button for the registration and it sent the whole application.

    My son received the same letter and he had not even started the application yet and everything went fine, just make contact and keep copies of every email you send and a log of all you phone calls. Make sure to get the name and number of everyone you talk to and keep all you paperwork together.

    Just to give you a story to help settle your nerves. My son put his name on the registration part of the application wrong, he reversed the first and middle names. for at least a month they had his application with the wrong name on it and he kept getting the same letter you did. His contact person was on vacation and he had to wait 3 weeks before he could start to get it straightened out. He finally was able to get the name changed on there end and he continued on. My son received a scholarship from the first board on Oct. 2010, the snafu's are normal, just stay on top of them when they happen and you'll be fine.

    Good Luck
     
  3. Littlepenguino

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    I'd suggest to call them as Jcleppe said. It's a lot more efficient, and emails don't always get answered. I remembered I sent an email to the NROTC station in San Diego about six months ago, regarding the site saying I was too young to log on. Never received a response. Remember, they have dozens, if not hundred of us applying.

    Just give them a nice, calm explanation about what happened, and I'm sure they can help you through it.
     
  4. Fengawr

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    Thanks for the help! I sent an email earlier, but I will try and call as soon as possible! I also sent an email to the ROO at my number #1 school to say how I was doing.
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    Calling is always the best option, but send an email with every phone call, emails maintain a paper trail that can be referred back to if needed later. Remember print out every email you send and every email you recieve and keep them in a file for back up. The one thing you will learn in the military, always keep a copy of everything, it's a good lesson in everyday business dealings as well.
     
  6. Fengawr

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    *UPDATE*

    The person I emailed just emailed back saying that the letter was just a reminder of what is necessary to complete my application. I guess there was really no reason to worry. Thanks for all of the advice.
     
  7. Daaltaraan

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    I received the same letter and my parents freaked out. I e-mailed my contact and am calling them tomorrow. Glad to hear it is not as serious as it sounds.
     
  8. Jcleppe

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    Don't feel bad....we all freaked a bit when my son received the first letter like that. You will find that each time you update or send someting in and there is still more info you need to send, you will get another letter just like this one. Just make sure you email them each time you receive a letter so you keep a nice paper trail.
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I did the application this year just to see what it's like...got that letter last week and it scared me too, and I'm a ROO. I could never figure out why they put a 15 day deadline on the letter. That deadline is meaningless. Just as long as you get everything in by 1 October you'll be on the first board this year. You actually have until 10 Jan. Deep breaths...Deep breaths.
     
  10. dunninla

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    above and beyond the call... nice job. :thumb:
     

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