NROTC Help

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by informe, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. informe

    informe Member

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    Hi
    My DS applied for USNA and we are waiting like everyone else to hear what is going to happen. He also decided to apply for NROTC. We are new to NROTC application process.

    He submitted the application for and got an email back asking him to complete the application by submitting references, transcripts etc. But it doesn't say where to send them to?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. proudofmyboy

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    When he filled out his app, he was to provide names and email addresses for his recs and transcripts (guidance) . Email prompts would have been sent to them to provide the information electronically. Transcripts are generally mailed to your local recruiting district, who forwards to the Recruiting district. The best thing to do is to contact your recruiting district NROTC/Assist. NROTC coordinator to ensure paperwork is handled correctly. You can search this forum for threads on Local recruiters and issues with paper work. It can be a crazy process. Make sure everything you send via the mail is sent in a priority envelope for tracking. We provided my son's school with pre-addressed priority mail envelopes for anything that had to come directly from the school (transcripts). Make sure the recs (which involve a series of questions) are sent electronically. Teachers may need to check spam for the email. There is more to it than the written recommendation. Please feel free to contact me personally, if you need help with the process. DS received an ISR and an appointment to the USNA.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    I agree with proudofmyboy's advice.

    From the NROTC website: "After the applicant has completed and submitted his/her application online, that is only the beginning of the journey. The recruiter/coordinator will be arranging for one or more officer interviews, teacher recommendations, gathering transcripts, and ensuring that test scores are received from the testing agencies. After the application is finalized it will be presented to a Selection Board, a panel of officers, who will make the final decision whether a scholarship will be awarded. If an applicant is awarded a scholarship, the NROTC program staff will make the final determination about which NROTC unit will be assigned. The applicant will also undergo a medical screening by the Department of Defense prior to enrolling in the program."

    See also: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/pdfs/NROT...Instructions - Application Year 2015-2016.pdf
     
  4. informe

    informe Member

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    Thank you to both of you. I will alert my DS that the reference requests will be emailed. Regarding where to mail the transcript, our local recruiting office is in the next state. He has emailed his contact [given after completing the application] about what he should be doing next. Hopefully the contact/recruiter will tell us where to mail the transcript.
     
  5. rocatlin

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    Make sure he checks his spam folder. Sometimes these things look foreign enough to get filtered out.
     
  6. NavyMom24

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    OK, here's our problem. My daughter has a really terrible coordinator who doesn't respond to emails and simply won't move the process along. She scheduled an officer interview an hour away which my daughter took a day out of classes to attend. The officer never showed up and the coordinator just sort of shrugged it off as a mess up in communication. My daughter is trying to schedule her own interview directly with an NROTC officer at a local school, but no one will return her emails. Basically, her entire NROTC application has been at a complete standstill for over a month. She has already been boarded for ROTC and nominated by our local battalion commander for an ROTC scholarship. What do we do at this point, just take NROTC off the table? Is there any way to appeal for a different coordinator who will actually process her application?
     
  7. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Call the recruiting district office and set it up with them or through them. Explain what happened and I'm sure you'll get their undivided attention.
     
  8. USMCGrunt

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    NavyMom24: the military is a large and complex bureaucracy, but when I read that a coordinator AND a local NROTC officer have both been unresponsive I have to question whether something else might be going on. With respect, I would challenge your DD to review the application process and what has been done to date.

    If everything is as you have portrayed, then there may be two contact points to consider. The first is the Navy's NROTC center which I think is in Pensacola FL. I am certain I have seen contact information posted within this forum (you can use the search function) or you can try starting here: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/contact.aspx . They can tell you if your online submission is squared away and provide some guidance.

    Secondly, you can try to contact a local Navy recruiting district and working your way through this unit for the proper contact. You could start here: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/locate_coordinator.aspx

    While you want to assist your DS, I would highly recommend you have her do the leg work and contacting.
     
  9. NavyMom24

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    Thank you!

    I will definitely have her do this. She has been doing all the leg work up to this point. It's funny, we are a Navy family and I can see my daughter being wooed away by the Army. Her Army ROTC application process has been going so smoothly. Then again, her USNA application has also gone smoothly and her Blue and Gold officer loves her and has written a very strong recommendation for her. It just seems that NROTC process has been a series of obstacles and closed doors, so it is making her wonder if she should continue trying to pursue it. I'll give her a nudge. :)
     

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