National Guard release

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  1. rider11b

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    I enlisted in the NG to do the SMP program at Texas A&M. I am also applying to WP. My app is complete and I also have a nomination. I expect to be admitted, and if not, I hope for USMAPS. My question is, will the NG release me to attend USMAPS? I know they will for USMA but what about the prep school? Thank you!
     
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    The NG will release Soldiers for USMAPS, but I wouldn't put your eggs in that basket. Not saying one way or the other, but:

    1) have you completed basic? If not, they aren't going to consider you a Soldier for admissions purposes. That would definitely impact your chances of USMAPS.
    2) generally, SMP cadets aren't looked upon favorably to use Soldier billets, because they are really just ROTC cadets who have or will do basic that summer, drill as a LT, and get paid extra for it. Doesn't sound very Soldiery does it? How's your relationship with the Soldier/NG RC? What have they been saying?
    3) if you are SMP, that generally means that you are already in the ROTC pipeline for commissioning, which in and of itself pretty much means you won't go to USMAPS. Why would USMA take you out of ROTC in which the Army will have a 2LT in 3 or 4 years, say you aren't academically qualified to come into WP (especially if you are successful in/accepted to ROTC), and send you to USMAPS basically putting you on a 5 year path to commissioning? Conversely, if you really aren't academically qualified while trying to make it through ROTC, why would USMA want to take a chance on you when you are demonstrating that you can't hack it? What does your ROTC nomination say? What does your company commander's nomination say? Poor performance in academics usually will result in a poor nomination write up or refusing to give the nomination, which in turn says something about your chances.
     
  3. rider11b

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    Thanks for the reply.. I should have clarified... I have not shipped to basic, and I didn't apply as a soldier. I only figured that if I wasn't accepted, I may be considered for prep. My SLE squad leader wrote a great review for me and he thinks I'll get into one. This information was very insightful though. I hope I get in. Currently waiting on that purple box on the portal!!
     
  4. hooah21

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    Wow this is complicated...are you applying to the class of 2020?


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  5. hooah21

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    If its for the class of 2019, being enlisted wont help much since you haven't been through basic. I dont know how that will work... If you haven't been to basic, i assume theyll cancel your basic slot if your appointed.


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  6. scoutpilot

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    A few things to consider...

    Cadet reviews from SLE do not weigh heavily on the decision of the admissions board.

    Since you didn't apply as a soldier, are you a female, an athlete, or an ethnic minority? If not, you should probably not expect a USMAPS slot to come your way.
     
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