Meeting with recruiter for NROTC scholarship?

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  1. sjbd94

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    I called my NROTC coordinator and he said i need to go to the recruiting office to sign my statement of understanding and set up an interview. I called the recruiter and have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning. So i was just wondering if this is normal and what should i expect? Also, what is the statement of understanding?
     
  2. asenopoulos

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    Yup perfectly normal! Statement of understanding if I remember correctly just means that what you put down on forms is correct to the best of your knowledge. It's been a while.

    And yes when I went for my appointment I did all of the signing of forms, interviews, and PFT all the same day. (I did Marine option.) So nothing out of the ordinary here good luck!
     
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    how should i dress?
     
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    Casual but not street casual. Use your head. No jeans. If you're in the south, it's culturally acceptable to wear twill shorts instead of pants right now to something of this nature. Collared shirt. I wouldn't wear flip flops.

    Then again, don't wear like a suit or something.
     
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    so a polo and khaki shorts is good?
     
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    I actually wore jeans and a tshirt, but that's because I knew my recruiter was really slack and didn't care at all.

    But generally, yes I think that's fine.
     
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    Meeting with Recuiter...

    Good luck, make sure you have lists of questions and make sure you listen to what they are sayiing, too.

    RGK
     
  8. asenopoulos

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    I ended up wearing my JROTC uniform. There is a HUGE discussion on whether that is advisable or not. At least for Marine option, they take a picture of you for the front of your package. So just imagine the first thing the board sees. That's how you want to present yourself.

    Again this may not even apply to you, but just throwing that out there!
     
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    I wore my JROTC uniform to the actual interview with the officer, because I was requested to, but to meet with the recruiter I just wore civilian clothes.
     
  10. sjbd94

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    all i did today was sign the statement of understanding. i have to meet the recruiter at my school on monday, not really sure why, but if anyones knows why this would be, please let me know. BTW my recruiter was pretty chill he was in civilian clothes when i talked to him and he seems like he is doing alot of running around for me! i made sure to let him know i appreciate it. Also my coordinator told him i was very competitive for the scholarship. does this mean anything or are they just telling me stuff?
     
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    Lip service from your counselor probably isn't going to do anything for you. The recruiter could probably care less. They don't get anything towards their quotas by having you finish a scholarship application on their watch. They only meet their quota with enlistments, and I advise you not to go that direction at all if he attempts to, unless you're sure you want to. My recruiter in fact told me that the only reason he was doing all the stuff with me is because his boss was on him about it, and that he wouldn't receive any credit or anything towards anything. May not be the same attitude with your guy, but know that he isn't getting any quota filled by having you do this.

    And with going to school, he's probably requesting the necessary transcript and school profile himself. That's what mine did. In fact, I met him at school several times. The whole thing with the recruiter was more frustration than anything, in my opinion, but that was one relief. I didn't have to deal with my administration, he did.
     
  12. asenopoulos

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    Hmmm. The Marine recruiter helping me out said he got "some" credit for helping me out, whatever that may mean. Either way I made it worth his while by trying to help him find some people who were thinking about enlisting. We ended up being decent friends!
     

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