JROTC

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  1. 2ndLTgray

    2ndLTgray Member

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    I don't like JROTC but I hear that being in the program helps with getting into USMA. Does it really matter if I'm in it or not?
     
  2. scoutpilot

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    JROTC is viewed as an extracurricular. Many people will tell you how it will help you, especially if your unit is a honor unit. Honestly, though, don't do extracurriculars you don't like. The vast majority of USMA cadets never did it.
     
  3. abeastlybeast

    abeastlybeast USMA Class of 2015

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    If your JROTC unit is an honor unit, as Scout mentioned, I would recommend staying in it. I received my nomination to West Point through my school's JROTC unit because it is an honor unit.
     
  4. Maximus

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    Just as a note, any JROTC unit (Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Air Force) that is a current "Honor Unit" can have their Senior Instructor nominate them to any Service Academy.
     
  5. SVG

    SVG USMA Cadet

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    It would probably help.
    But I wasn't in JROTC (in fact my school was way too small to even have one) and I have an LOA and a nom at present. So you don't need to be in it, but have other things to make up for it (e.g. I ran with the ambulance as an emergency medical responder)
     
  6. 2ndLTgray

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    Whats LOA?
     
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    jake s USMA Cadet

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