Interview

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  1. jbrichmond22

    jbrichmond22 Member

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    How far in advance does your NROTC coordinator set up an interview with you after submission of scholarship application (on average)? I submitted mine about five days ago, called and left a detailed message, as well as emailed to follow up on the call, and I haven't heard anything back yet. Even called once this morning but it went straight to voicemail. Any thoughts? I'm going to be out of town soon, and football season is about to start. Just wondered how far out in the schedule the interview could be. Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Jkaz

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    Getting the interview was a pain for me as well. I called 5 different battalions in my area since I couldn't do it at the college I wanted to go to. Just keep at it, eventually they do respond. In my case I eventually got in my car, drove to the closest battalion in a suit and waited in their office to finally talk to someone. I got the interview set up the next week.

    It depends on the coordinator too, how busy they are and other things. I would say if you keep calling, and you get no response, you could show up in person and try to set it up? I was in the same situation about vacation and sports camps so i felt going in person was a last resort.

    Hope this helped
     
  3. Marist College ROTC

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    An important thing to remember is that most active duty personnel are only assigned to ROTC for 3-4 years. BN CDRs are often assigned for less than 3 years. Most of these personnel moves occur over the Summer. About 60% of all ROTC personnel are assigned to LDAC, LTC, or some other temporary duty over the Summer. Many BN CDRs restrict personnel from taking leave while school is in session so many ROTC personnel take leave over the Summer.

    If you have sent multiple emails or left multiple voicemails for one person, go to the BN webpage and find another POC. Keep trying until you find someone that is not in transition.

    It is generally very hard to get in touch with ROTC BNs over the Summer.
     
  4. jbrichmond22

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    Thanks, appreciate it. Unfortunately, his office is in Richmond and i live in Roanoke which is about 3 hours away. I can call the local office and see what they say, I had just been calling the office that came up on my application after I submitted it; I will try the local office and see if they can help.
     

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