ROTC Questions

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  1. cannon

    cannon New Member

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    Hello I am a freshman in college and I have some questions concerning ROTC and I am looking for some insight. I am wanting to get commissioned for active duty and as Infantry I am really good at schools works and end up with a gpa between 3.75 and 4.0 I am also good at PT and almost maxed out my last test. I was wondering what is my chance that I would be able to get active duty for infantry. Also what are some other things I can do to help improve my OML score so that I can fulfill this goal. If worst comes to worst I still want to get active duty but my next two options are MP and then field artillery so if i don't get infantry than whats my chance of getting active duty as one of these two then. Any insight would be greatly appreciated or similar scenarios would be helpful too.
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    What did your ROTC instructor tell you when you asked him/her. Asking a discussion board is not the way you should go about getting information on your chances. And, no one will know what your chances are going to be three years from now. Continue to do well in school, continue to remain physically fit, and continue to be active in ROTC and you will have as good a chance as anyone when the time comes. And go ask your cadre what they think your chances are. They will be able to give you a better answer than any of us on the board.
     
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    cannon New Member

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    he gave me a brief description and shrugged me off because I wasn't contracted yet so he didn't care that much about me when I asked and I was a freshman also.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    That's too bad...If you are at a large school with a large Battalion competition may be more fierce, so I reiterate...good grades, good PT scores, and participation will help you on the OML. Try to get contracted and compete for summer training. And did I say get good grades?? Can't say that enough.
     
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    I am at a small school with a very small amount of contracted cadets. I plan on getting contracted as soon as I possibly can. I plan on keeping my grades up. My question is what do they mean in the OML grading sheet as language and cultural awareness. Also if i complete LDAC the summer between my junior and senior year would they take the gpa off of my junior year spring semester. Also what does it mean for cadet training/extracurricular activities on the grading sheet. thanks for all your help.
     
  6. BlindROTC

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    Cannon - do you mean you are freshman right now and have been on campus less than a month? What does the GPA from 3.75 to 4.0 mean - what you got in college, what you got in high school, or what you expect in college?

    In any case, please take things one step at a time as ClarksonArmy said. Focus on grades first, to realize your expected GPA. Then PT, and then participation / extracurriculars. As you begin to demonstrate capability, I suspect the PMS will start showing more interest. If you've only been on campus a couple-three weeks, then general descriptions are probably the most appropriate response.

    The OML criteria are apparently under revision right now, so it wouldn't make sense to get real specific.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Just about everything you do on campus can be OML points. Color Guard (if you have it), intramural or varsity sports, clubs. Do you have pershing rifles or a Scabbard and Blade chapter? For Cultural points get contracted and compete for a CULP mission (google it) or look into project GO (google it). Just keep your eyes open and take advantage of any extracurriculars you can handle.
     

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