Should I Get Excited Yet?

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  1. cooper1234

    cooper1234 Member

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    I was rejected from my number one choice back in January, so enrolled in my #2. I found out Friday that I got into my #1 choice, so I dis-enrolled in #2 and enrolled in #1.

    The real story is, my mom called the school and asked why I got accepted after being rejected, and it turns out that the "Army ROTC requested my acceptance, and made a pull to get me inn the school." according to whoever my mom spoke to.

    Is this a sign? Should I get excited yet? I dont want to email him because, well #1, maybe he doesnt want me to know he helped. And #2, my first choice is NROTC, and if I dont get the AROTC scholarship, im going to enroll in the NROTC program, and I dont want to call and make him thing I am committed to AROTC if I might not do it.

    Dont get me wrong, I want to serve, but my first goal is to be a special forces officer in either branch, I just prefer the SEALs over Green Berets.
     
  2. patentesq

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    Sounds like you've got a guardian angel on your side from AROTC. You may want to wait a few days for the admission letter from School #1 (or contact the admissions office). But you should definitely touch base with AROTC and be COMPLETELY honest and forthright with him/her about what your aspirations are. ROTC cadre know that these few months of the spring are filled with uncertainty and that a lot of possibilities are going through your mind.
     
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    Are you aware of how impossible it is to get a spot at BUD/s through NROTC?
     
  4. patentesq

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    I thought BUD/s decision is not something that happens until after active duty. That's the way it is for SF.

    In my company at Norwich, two of my classmates were not . . . er . . . "top stars" of the class in terms of spit-shining their shoes, dusting under their desks, making their beds, drill and ceremony, etc. However, both of them later commissioned Infantry and ultimately went on to be Green Berets. We are all very proud of them.

    I think what I'm saying is that OML in ROTC will not determine your career choices once on active duty. The Navy may have a different system, though.
     
  5. gojack

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    Army approach is to build you up to it.

    SEAL approach is to break you.

    Competitive SEAL officer applicant.
    >9:00 1.5 mile Run (boots and long pants)
    >9:00 500yd swim (side stroke or breaststroke)
    20+ Pull ups
    100+Sit ups
    100+ Push ups

    3.5+ GPA

    Language, speak and read one or more
    preferred languages;
    Arabic
    Persian/Farsi
    Mandarin
    Russian
    Korean

    College Varsity Letter(s), team captains strongly preferred
    Exhibit great leadership skills
    That's to get into training, then 75%+ fail/DOR
    http://www.navyseals.com/forums
     
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You need to call the AROTC Battalion at your #1 school and ask what is up. They may have just helped grease the skids to get you accepted. That may or may not mean you will receive a scholarship offer. I'm sure they are doing everything they can to get you to their school and enrolled in their class (that's what I would be doing). I would also suggest that you be a little more upfront with them about your desire to serve in the Navy. That will help them manage your expectations.

    Honesty, Integrity, and Self Sacrifice are three of the Army's 7 core values.
     

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