Multiple ROTCs apps - how viewed?

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  1. NROTCDAD55

    NROTCDAD55 Member

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    Just a question.

    In filling out her NROTC app, D saw the question re: Are you applying to the academies and other branch ROTCs? Although I understand the academy question, the other makes me uneasy. If an applicant were to indicate that he/she is applying to more than one branch (say NROTC and AFROTC), is that any indication of uncertainty or lack of commitment in the eyes of the board?

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  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    Seriously, I do not think so. I think is shows a commitment to serve.
    A few years ago, my daughter went to a couple of West Point information nights. The admissions reps all said to apply to all the academies and all the ROTC's. Keep your options open early on.
    IMHO - she may answer the question truthfully and confidentially and not expect to be *penalized* in any way.
     
  3. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    My son just checked all three ROTC boxes on NROTC application also. His NJROTC LCDR just recently introduced son to NROTC, knowing he had applied to AROTC and AFROTC. Yesterday, son completed application, letters are done, transcripts and scores sent. Monday he has his interview with the NROTC coordinator. They move fast! AND, don't seem bothered by the fact he's applied to the other branches. I would think, if you are extemely competitive they will want you and try to grab you before others get you. IMO
     
  4. knordski

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    I applied for and received both AROCT and NROTC scholarships. At the interviews, the usual feedback was that they were glad to see commitment to military service regardless of branch.
     

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