I can't seem to be able to get in touch with anyone

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Kevin23, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Kevin23

    Kevin23 Member

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    During my George Mason transfer orientation about a week and a half ago, a couple of First LT's from AROTC were there as representatives. Therefore I managed to talk to them and tell the my situation of having missed my 1st year of AROTC, and asking their opinion of where I should begin in terms of whether I should take the 100 courses or the 200 courses? They told me I should email another First LT in their office serving in the capacity as a PMS, which I did as some as I got home.

    However, I haven't gotten an answer from anyone at the Battalion office at GMU. In addition, when I try to call no one answers.

    So I'm wondering if anyone is actually there at this time, or if I would be better off trying to get in contact with them at the beginning of the school year?

    Also if I can't get ahold of anyone, should I just sign up for a 200 level AROTC class on my school's class registration website and go from there?
     
  2. The OC Josh

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    I'm sure there will be others on the forum with better answers, but wanted to note that I have had a harder time contacting battalion over summer than I did during the school year.
     
  3. goaliedad

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    I don't think you will get an firm answers here as each unit manages its own affairs differently, but I know you will be required to obtain credit for all of the courses in the sequence (100 through 400) during your time remaining in school.

    In addition, many schools put blocks on registering for ROTC classes without the permission of the PMS, so you may not be able to register for the class until you are cleared anyway. And most registration systems will have the block on the 200 class until you have completed the 100 classes (prerequisites).

    My best advice is to make sure that your schedule is clear for both the 100 and 200 classes so you can enroll for one, the other or both next term when the unit gets back to you as to how they will handle your situation.

    Continue to follow up every week or 2 with the cadre until you hear back. It is not unusual for the office to have minimal coverage during the summer as the cadre use summer for training, vacations, and the like that they cannot fit in during the academic year. When we were up at frosh orientation a week ago, there was just the S Sgt on campus to sign off on goaligirl's registration permission as the others were off on other duties.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Ground Pounder

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    Keep calling. The people GMU are hard to get a hold of in the summer. My son did his ROTC scholarship interview there last August and it took him several tries to get a hold of a live person to set it up. If you are close by the college it might be better to just show up in person and talk to one of the officers. The building number was listed on the GMU website with a map showing where they are. Good luck
     
  5. Kevin23

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    I'll try to see them in person next time I'm on campus, however you don't think the the beginning of the year would be too late to enroll in an ROTC class do you?

    I ask just in case I don't hear anything by then.
     

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