MOM is hijacking son's account, need info

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  1. bojibean

    bojibean Member

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    Started this under another thread and felt that it might be getting lost so here goes!

    Hello all and thank you for your advice to my son. He is speaking to his cadre also. Trying to get the information out of him (son) is difficult at best and I am trying to help him with understanding all of this and have some questions of my own. First of all, I am unfamiliar with all the acronyms so have a hard time following but I am picking it up as I go.

    I am having trouble understanding the difference between detachment money and ICSP from HQ? The detachment can fund its own scholarships? How are the two different? Is one more desirable than the other?

    May all be moot points as I do not believe my son has the gpa to be considered further at this point so , what are his options? Does he quit ROTC and try again at later date when his grades have improved? If he quits now is he done forever? If by some stroke of pure fate he manages to proceed and is selected for SFT2014 (summer field training, right?) he will need to complete his bachelor studies by time of commissioning ( two years- summer 2016)? I understand the part about if not selected for SFT then he returns in the Fall as a 500. If, as a 500, he is then selected for SFT 2015 then he only has one year of ROTC left before commissioning (seems logical but as I have learned better to ask)?

    In both scenarios, if he attends SFT but does not complete the degree requirements in order to graduate, what happens then? If he completes SFT he is contracted- yes? When contracted is becoming active duty automatic at the planned graduation date? If you did not graduate as planned are you then active duty as enlisted as opposed to the officer you had planned on or do they give you time to finish the degree requirements?

    Is there a place on the internet that has all these answers instead of asking everyone I can find? My son found this board and I think it is a wonderful source of information and advice but do not wish to make people repeat what may be readily available elsewhere if you know where to look. Please don't suggest that my son get all the answers from his cadre because as you know, what is heard and then repeated to me at home often gets lost in translation. I know I cannot go to his commander myself and ask as that is definitely taboo, but, believe me, I have thought about it!

    Again, thank you for any advice you have to offer!
     
  2. jbsail

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    This is a double post from this thread:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=34494


    Bean / Mom: Pima (the AF ROTC pro) answered your questions the best. Really the commanders are the best to talk about your future, not mom but Bean himself. Dude to dude, just go talk to em (after you figure out the classes and your last semester at cc and first semester at uni).

    Um stick to the original thread for any one that may have the same questions. :thumb:
     
  3. bojibean

    bojibean Member

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    I only reposted so as not to get lost in the older thread. Thank you for your input.
     

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