Junior in ROTC

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  1. futuresolider2012

    futuresolider2012 Member

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    I just signed all the paperwork to be in the AFROTC program at my college during LLAB. We have to fill out a paper that shows them out academic plan from now until we graduation. As I was writing I notice my time is stretched out even more all the way until 2016. I transferred into my current college as a junior. I don't know if I should be worrying or not because I though they could only work with you if you have 2 years left to get the degree as a junior. If anyone could help explain or advise, I'd appreciate it. Is it even worth going to ROTC with this new found information i've stumbled across? My major is nursing by the way.
     
  2. Pima

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    Talk to your CoC. Don't jump to a conclusion that AFROTC with majors is a one size fits all. If there truly is an issue, they will address it. You are now part of the AF, and you need to trust their guidance.

    I am sure that doesn't help, but the sooner you rely on them over our anecdotal advice the better you will feel. Just talk to them, if you are still concerned, we will be here to help.
     
  3. dunninla

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    sounds like the form was designed to accomodate all cadets... freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors. Verify with your PMS, but I would assume YOU, as a rising Junior, would fill out your projected courses for the remaining two years in college (+ any extra term needed to fulfill your graduation requirements). I also assume you fill this form out at the beginning of every academic term (Semester or Quarter).

    I assume this form is reviewed by the Cadre to make sure the cadets are on track for graduation at all times in the MAJOR the cadet is supposed to be in, which also allows them to project when each cadet in the program will actually Commission (b/c you Commission a few days before you graduate).
     
  4. futuresolider2012

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    I have to talk to my advisor in order to get a definite date. I'm not a rising junior btw, I AM a junior. Lol. I called the detachment and she told me to make an appt with my advisor. I still have to fulfill the requirements to be accepted into the nursing program. That is competitive also, only 20-24 people get accepted into that. I just feel like I'm really behind. This is what I really want to do and idk how willing they are to work with me. This was the best route. If not this, I'll have to go the other route.
     
  5. Pima

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    Deep breaths. Stay on the course for now. It is easy to say and hard to do. You are not the 1st nor will be the last that this has occurred in the AFROTC program. It is important to assume that it is just a blip and it will all work out.

    We can only tell you to keep the cadre involved. They will respect you for this showing you are being alert enough to realize there maybe a problem; because the fastest/surest way to tick them off is to blind side them.

    Deep breaths.

    OBTW, nursing is unique, and I understand the academic stress. PM Agagles, not agaglahad, but agagles, his moniker is a clint Eastwood type cowboy. His DD is a jr right now in the AFROTC program as a nurse, scholarship recipient. They maybe able to assist you regarding the commission date issue.
     
  6. dunninla

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    ^ aglages, not agagles :smile:
     

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