How important is OML for MSI and MSII?

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  1. runslikeajohndeere

    runslikeajohndeere Member

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    This is a naive question, and I understand that young cadets should focus on their grades, APFT, and MSI classes; however, I don't understand how this score directly impacts their final OML to seek AD.

    For example:

    1. Does a varsity sport make a difference if done every year?

    2. Does Ranger Challenge participation make a difference if done every year?

    3. Could extracurriculars, like scuba diving/skydiving certifications help?

    Here is OML as posted earlier.

    1. Academic Program (40%)
    (40.00) Cumulative GPA (includes ROTC GPA
    Spring Semester, most current)

    2. Leadership Program (60%)

    Leader (45%)
    Leadership Development and Assessment Course
    (11.25) - LDAC Performance (E/S/N)
    - Leadership positions
    - Leadership attributes/skills/actions
    (6.75) - LDAC PLT TAC Evaluation (E/S/N)

    PMS Experienced Based Observations
    (11.25) - PMS MSIII CER OML
    (4.50) - PMS Accessions OML
    (4.50) - PMS Accessions Potential Comments
    (4.50) - Cadet Training / Extracurricular Activities (75)
    (2.25) - Language / Cultural Awareness (201)
    Physical 15%
    APFT (90%)
    (3.50) - Campus (most current fall semester)
    (3.50) - Campus (most current spring semester)
    (6.50) - LDAC (1st score)
    Athletics (10%)
    (1.50) - Varsity, Intramural, or Community Team

    Warrior Forge, Platoon Top Five = 1 point added to final OMS RECONDO = 0.5 point added to final OMS

    Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Incentive
    0.5 Incentive to ADM 3 (Math/Science)
    1.0 Incentive to ADM 4 (Engineering)

    For each event/activity: Based on a normalized weighted average distribution for that cohort


    Thanks!
     
  2. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    Excellent question

    I've color coded what part of your question goes with what part of the MSIII OML. Your OML for your early years (MSI MSII) is largely determined by your GPA, APFT, MS Class and Lab Performance, ECs/athletics (yes they want to know what you are doing outside of ROTC), participation in ROTC activities (anything you volunteer for), and demonstrated leadership in your company. That opens up your summer opportunities (CULP, Airborne, etc.) which are also part of your MSIII OMS.

    So to answer your question, everything counts - and the more terms you do it the more you score. Advice - focus on things you do well. Doing half heartedly/poorly at something only wastes your time and detracts from your leadership image.

    Everyone has 168 hours per week. Make the most of it.
     
  3. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    Good advice from Goaliedad. Since most MS4s have recently received or are about to receive their OMS, this could be a good time to ask them for further explanation of how the numbers work.

    For anyone puzzled by the color coding in Goaliedad's post, here's an explanation. Goaliedad's real name is Roy G. Biv; he operates the paint mixer at Home Depot and is color blind.
     
  4. goaliedad

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    :yllol:

    And if you can't discern the color palate, please look under the DoDMERB thread for color blind waivers...
     
  5. runslikeajohndeere

    runslikeajohndeere Member

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    Thanks!!!! DS enjoyed FTX and was granted leadership of a squad that was split. He is doing his part, but I like to understand where he is going (Can't be there 168 anymore).

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