NROTC ISR Interview

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  1. futremil54

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    In the past couple of days, my NROTC recruiter contacted me and told me that his commanding officer was ready to interview me for the NROTC ISR scholarship. I am beyond excited yet at the same time nervous as well because from what I have read from other posts about the ISR, it is where if the interview with the CO is a success that he will offer me the NROTC scholarship right on the spot. I also realize that there is much pressure associated with this interview as well. I just wanted to know, is there any particular difference between an ISR interview and a typical officer interview or is it relatively the same? If any of you have advice to give me regarding officer interviews in general or for an ISR, then that will be greatly appreciated as well.
     
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    First of all congratulations on being considered for an ISR. Only very few in each of the regions get called for an ISR. I think it is like 15 called for interview and about 8 to 9 get the ISR or some thing like that [not exactly sure about the numbers]. Do not put any pressure on yourself. My son was called for an ISR and we had no clue. He went there, the interview was straight forwards just like any interview. In some regions they offer you the ISR scholarship right away or in the following few days. Some times it takes longer. So if you do not get offered on the spot do not be concerned. Good Luck.
     
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    I was offered an ISR just last week. The commanding officer interviewed me for about 10 minutes and just asked me about my desire to join the Navy and then asked me if I had any questions for her. It seemed as though they were already planning on giving me the scholarship regardless of the outcome of the interview (barring a total failure of course) as she had already submitted the paperwork to get my ISR processed and already had my ISR NROTC contract in her hands before the end of the meeting. I would say it is pretty similar to the officer interview in that they are pretty much the same questions they ask. Don't get too worried, just dress up for the interview and be yourself.
     
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    Thank you for your helpful tips for how to go about the ISR interview. I had my interview with the commanding officer yesterday and from the interview, I would say I made a solid interview for the ISR. He was very friendly and I felt comfortable in the interview setting, just thinking to myself that this was just like any other conversation I would have with another person; of course keeping in mind that it was an interview for the NROTC scholarship. I do recall my NROTC recruiter telling me that he was getting ready to get some form of paperwork processed and I think it might be to get the ISR processed but I can't be too sure. It's all a waiting game up to this point as the CO told me that he had to interview 4 or 5 others for the ISR before he will make final decisions on who will be awarded the ISRs, which I hope is soon.
     

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