Quick Question - Thanks for your help

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  1. Clay.Fogleman

    Clay.Fogleman Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Yesterday I got accepted to one of my top choice schools - George Mason University!

    I am thrilled and relieved that I don't have to worry about that anymore.

    As I have not yet been awarded a scholarship (I applied for an AROTC scholarship), I was wondering if it would be a good idea to email the PMS there and let him know I got accepted and there is a strong chance of me attending.

    I was thinking that at least seeing my name a couple times could help me when my scholarship packet is put on his desk for the next board. I would also inform him that I plan on enrolling into the ROTC program regardless of scholarship.

    Has anyone done this, or think this would be a good idea?

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Claydon.
     
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    Congratulations on admission to your first choice school.

    It can't hurt to let the PMS know you've been accepted. However, I don't see an advantage in letting him know at this point you would join ROTC whether or not you get the scholarship. There's plenty of time to do that later.

    What makes you think that he would be part of the scholarship selection board? I don't believe that's how the process works.
     
  3. Galvodog

    Galvodog Member

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    Absolutely email him and start building a relationship. He will redlight/greenlight your application for his school only. Good luck
     
  4. dunninla

    dunninla Member

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    not exactly. he can red light, but only the committee can green light, that is award, a scholarship.
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    First off the PMS won't be part of the process to score your file for the board. Let me try to explain this whole red light/green light thing. The PMS can only red light you if you won't be accepted to the college. If you have been accepted to the college you can't be red lighted.

    So, to answer your question I would recommend you contact either the PMS or ROO (I recommend the ROO, since PMS's are busy people) and let them know you have been accepted to the school, and you intend to enroll in ROTC even without the scholarship. Why do I say that? If I know you want to be part of my Battalion I am more likely to keep you in mind if any additional campus based scholarships become available. As the ROO I would be recommending you to my PMS if we have any scholarships that didn't get allocated from the national process. I would also be thinking about you in the fall, if you didn't get a scholarship as a likely candidtate for the OML.
     
  6. woohokie88

    woohokie88 New Member

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    My DD had her AROTC interview with the GMU PMS. LTC Paul Kremer was very helpful in providing information and assistance to her throughout this process.
     
  7. Clay.Fogleman

    Clay.Fogleman Member

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    Thank you so much for the help guys.

    I appreciate you taking the time to give such detailed and helpful replies.

    I will definitely be contacting GMU's ROO.
     
  8. VB DAD

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    My son has a friend at GMU. Last Friday LTC Kremer took a number of his cadets for a tour of The Pentagon, they also had a lecture from a Colonel on the working of the building and the people there in, that's cool.
     
  9. Nateman15

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    Dont sweat it if you don't get HSSP. If you are a quality cadet once you show up, you have a great chance of getting ICSP. Not saying you shouldn't worry about HSSP, just don't think it's game over if you don't get it. :thumb:
     

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