SDB or Suit for MOC Nom Interview?

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  1. NAVYgreg36

    NAVYgreg36 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am an NROTC Midshipman and I am flying back to my home state (Nevada) tomorrow afternoon for my Congressional Nomination interviews which are on Saturday. I was wondering if I should wear my Service Dress Blues or a regular suit. (I have a nice suit.) I went last year in a suit and I saw that the majority candidates who were there wore some type of dress uniform, depending on the branch. I'm pretty sure though that they were all in Junior ROTC. Needless to say, they were pretty decorated being that they had been part of it for a couple years. I was a little intimidated, but I still received a nomination.

    Since I am only in my first semester of an actual ROTC battalion, I do not have any ribbons. I only have a name tag and collar devices.
     
  2. usnajosh

    usnajosh Member

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    I highly doubt what you wear will make or break your chances of a nomination. You were nominated last year, and since then have obviously improved. It really comes down to personal preference.
     
  3. urbonmom

    urbonmom Member

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    My advice would be to go with the "outfit" you feel most comfortable and confident in. Are you confident and poised in your NROTC uniform? Or will you be self conscious thinking about the fact that there aren't any ribbons on it? You want to go into that interview with the utmost composure...it's your call! Good Luck!
     
  4. bafman10

    bafman10 New Member

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    Please do not apply to a service academy to become a leader and worry about how many medals or ribbons you have on your uniform or others have on theirs (especially JROTC or ROTC). Keep your eye on the bigger picture and the reasons why you're in the room for the interview--to be entrusted to lead our nation's enlisted in combat.
     

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