Open PMS positions

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  1. tjb1975

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    Thanks for link.

    For many AROTC cadets this is their first experience with military moves, where they have commanders (hopefully well liked) leave, and new unknown commander coming in. Especially if the commander leaving was the one who they interviewed with or was instrumental in a scholarship. Kind of like coaches who recruit to their college, then they leave before you graduate. There has been, and will most likely continue to be, ongoing discussions on the importance of the PMS position. Are they key to setting the tone and model for future officers, and thus seen as a valuable and vital position for the Army and key stop for a Lt. Col. Or as some argue is the position a side step off advancement. Personally I hope and believe it to be the former.
     
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    The PMS that is leaving my son's school had been there for two, 3-year assignments. He said that was odd for this position. He definitely set the tone for us and was a huge advocate for my son. It is certainly part of the military experience to see folks come and go. I just hope the next person is of the type you desribe in your post, and not the side-step type. I can note a definite difference between personalities and approach in the PMS at school of choice, and the PMS at the schools to which DS applied, was accepted, and was awarded the scholarship but did not choose.
     
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    Thank you for the link! PMS at daughter's university is staying although we have not met him. She interviewed with a PMS that was closer to our home and she really liked both PMS and ROO there but unfortunately that university did not offer her major. Most schools we looked at we met the ROO. I figured the ROO was there to stay while all PMS's moved on to other assignments. ROO at her university is superb, helpful and always ready to help her out! Dau also joined the ROTC fb page of her university and her excitement is growing!! So fun!!
     
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