Interview question

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  1. olddave

    olddave New Member

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    How long does it typically take to recieve an interview letter after
    submitting the application for Army ROTC?
     
  2. justin777

    justin777 Member

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    so my interview literally took 20 minutes. It really is who you get as your interviewer! My guy kept commenting on the Scholar-Athlete-Leadership (SAL) and how what i've done in high school applies to "SAL." After a little discussion i was done and he had nothing but amazing things to say about me and my future!!! I know my sisters interview was like 3 years ago and hers was about an hour long. Her interviewer asked several questions like "Whats your greatest weakness?" and so forth. And also my father was in the Air Force for 25 years and her interviewer asked her "Why go in the Army if you grew up in the Air Force?" I dont know what your interviewer will do but just be very respectful, kind and honest in everything the ask of you.
     
  3. Pima

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    This is not an uncommon question for any child that has a military parent. They want to test the waters to see if you are doing this for you, the candidate, or because there was some parental involvement.

    IMPO, statistically when interviewers know the candidate is a military child they will feel the parents out. It could be as simple as calling during school hours to set up the appointment hoping they will get to talk to the parent. Their concern is that the candidate's motivation is because of the parents input and not the cadets desire.

    Conversely, in this scenario, they may have been putting out feelers to see if the Army was their back up for the scholarship. The interviewers don't know if they are applying for other ROTC scholarships. So they could have been looking to see if they wanted the Army, thought/investigated the AROTC program and opted AROTC as their service over the AF. Remember the AROTC and NROTC scholarship is tied to the college, the AFROTC scholarship is not. That means to the interviewer, they could be wasting a spot for someone who wants the Army ONLY by giving it to someone who is also applying for AFROTC. They want to make sure that they are ARMY and ARMY only.

    Anyone who has been in the AD world will tell you that the AF and the Army lifestyle could not be further apart. The Army is the Sun and the AF is the Moon.
     
  4. armynavy

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    My son never got one. The closest thing to one was a letter saying he was still missing X,Y, and Z, where Z was the interview. He called to schedule the interview as soon as he could.
     

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