Sorry if this comes across as a bit of a rant but I guess it kind of is. My son finished all of his paperwork and submitted online to the Navy 2 months ago. He then waited to be contacted by the recruiters. When they failed to contact him, he e-mailed them, and again got no response. After several iterations of this and no success, I called upon a contact I know that is a Navy recruiter who was able to get the ball rolling although the delay has cost him the opportunity for multiple boards to look at him. After getting the additional documents that were requested, my son finally had an interview scheduled for today. He skipped cross country practice (with his coaches permission), put on a suit, and made the drive to his interview. When he got there, the door was locked. After knocking for a while, it was answered by some guys who did not seem very knowledgeable about the NROTC process. To make a long story somewhat shorter, the officer who was to interview my son, was a no-show. After some phone calls were made, he was told that he would receive a phone call tomorrow night, which would count as his interview. This seems like a non-optimal solution. I don't know how you can conduct a good evaluation of candidates without even seeing them and how they carry themselves. Since this is such a huge part of the process, I thought I would reach out and see if anybody had advice. If the interviewer's superiors were contacted, I think it is possible that it would be taken out on my son. Not sure where to go from here. I hate to see his Navy ROTC chances torpedoed by the process.