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  1. ginko

    ginko Member

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    My DS is starting Army ROTC in two weeks. The battalion has not sent a letter or email telling arrival time for orientation. We met with the ROO in April so we know the day he's supposed to arrive but there's been no communication other than that. My DS will call next week if he doesn't hear anything. Is this normal?
     
  2. Murray13

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    I had to initiate contact with the ROO at my battalion. He didn't really have too much information regarding an orientation or anything except when PT starts on the first day and an open house/meet and greet the day before classes start. Hope this helps!
     
  3. guayb15

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    Same here. Contacted a MSIV at my school and said there will be a meeting within the first week of school explaining everything.

    No orientation or contact other than that for me.
     
  4. kinnem

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    It varies from school to school.
     
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    Three years ago my DS sent in an application indicating he would be enrolling in AROTC. Then...... crickets. As Kinnem mentioned like so many things in the AROTC world it is school and battalion specific. I wouldn't fret. It's part of the ride.
     
  6. Weave

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    My son didn't hear anything either last year in his AROTC program, worked out fine. (NROTC had already been there for indoc before school started).
     
  7. Wilco

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    As all have said varies from campus to campus and no doubt works out everywhere. Though when initially looking at colleges one may be able to pick up a sense of the cadre/battalion styles. Son is incoming AROTC freshman and ROO has been excellent keeping open communication lines with several emails over summer. Sent necessary paperwork for AROTC authorizations, scheduling MS classes and lab; set up summertime APFT to make sure all were on track for contracting APFT; had senior battalion cadet send out email greeting to cadets; sent out orientation details; and arranged for early room occupancy. Of course we parents get all this information 2nd hand from son who mentions it when it suits his timeframe, or he "remembers."
     
  8. kinnem

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    Why not call the unit and ask about it?
     
  9. Axxif

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    The ROO at my school had sent a mass email at the end of June/beginning of July to inform us of the orientation day, and give a couple other tips/pointers/answers to FAQs. Like they've said, it varies battalion to battalion. At this time, I would recommend getting in contact with someone from your unit relatively soon
     
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  10. ginko

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    Thank you all! I called and got the info. They have undergone staffing changes and are a tad bit behind. The ROO is very friendly and informative. My older DS went to USNA last summer. Parents had a good deal of communication available (parent Facebook, USNA calendar, alumni association calendar, tons of pictures to keep moms busy, etc.). ROTC is going to be different... My DS is not fretting. He has no time to fret. He is taking A&P this summer. :muscles2: ...and working out.
     

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