Stressed .. AHH...

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  1. futuresolider2012

    futuresolider2012 Member

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    I don't know if i should be stressing at this point. I just recently found out that i am a junior transferring in. I still have 2 pre reqs to fulfill before i am accepted into the nursing program at my school but i was wondering how far am i behind in the ROTC process? I talked to the detachment commander and he told me by Jan 2013 that he and I should know if i'm going to field training Summer 2013. I was told by him that nurses at the detachment had a 95% chance of going to field training.
     
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    Do you mean future Soldier (your moniker), or future Airman? Since you used the word "detachment", I think you mean Airman (Air Force ROTC).
     
  3. Pima

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    Airman is their answer. The OP is going AFROTC.

    Futuresoldier,

    I would advice you to PM both Agagles; DD is AFROTC just completed SFT and is in Nursing, and Aglahad; AROTC Nursing major.

    Not someone that knows the ins and outs for nursing, but have seen through others the program that the pre-regs are make and break regarding graduation date. What bothers me here is:

    As it is with regards to many majors those pre-regs need to be fulfilled (no sub), and typically the school will only offer those classes 1x a yr. This means you may have a problem with AFROTC because you may need to delay your graduation, thus commissioning.

    I would suggest contacting your advisor to see if you will be on time to graduate in 2 yrs, and make sure that means you don't have to attend Summer session to get on track. If it does, than you need to be honest to the det. and tell them that if you go SFT, it may mean your graduation date will be delayed because you can't take your classes to graduation on time.

    ROTC, any branch hands in their numbers for commissioning yr groups. sliding back a semester or a yr, impacts them. They have the right to say No. See Gojira's posts re: her DS.

    Understand you cannot become a POC without SFT. You cannot, will not commission if you are not a POC.

    PM Agagles, he will help you. His DD is a AFROTC C300 (jr in college).
     
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    I can't seem to find Agagles but did PM the other name. Thanks for the advice PIMA. I appreciate it.
     
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    Also, when would I have to go to DoDMERB? I just feel really behind in it all.
     
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    dunninla,

    There is an Agagles AND an Aglahad, I know many times I have to do a double take to see if it is Agagles or is it Aglahad, especially since both have a connection to the same majors.

    Agagles is a father of two AF cadets, his DD is a nursing student in AFROTC and his DS is an AFA cadet, that is how you can remember it is him because Aglahad is Army not AF.

    I suggested Agagles because his DD just complete SFT and I remember him saying the det had to move her SFT date due to the fact that she had to take a specific nursing course that was only offered when her SFT was to occur. If she didn't take it, than her graduation time frame would be off.

    Here is the thread that he responded you can find Agagles

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=26718

    As far as DoDMERB, are you going contracted (scholarship?) If so that must occur before you can contract, no exam, no tuition, no book allowance and no stipend.
     
  8. futuresolider2012

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    No, I don't have a scholarship.
     
  9. Pima

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    I can't really answer you regarding this question. I know at our DS's det. in the fall all SFT candidates did go for an exam, not sure it was DoDMERB. Those on scholarship only had to do a physical for SFT and get shots if they needed them.

    I know this about his det. because a cadet that we knew since she was 8, AFROTC determined she had asthma; ironic since she is a National and State champ for TKD in sparring. The det came back and said they would not support her for SFT due to her medical issue. I never asked her whether it was a DoDMERB or traditional exam because she was devastated. She was non-scholarship, and had 2 yrs in AFROTC.

    I wouldn't worry about the exam unless you know you have a medical issue that is a DQ. If you do, you need to get it on the table TODAY!

    Regardless of the type they give for SFT, you WILL take a DoDMERB exam prior to commissioning. Hence, again, if you have an issue get it on the table TODAY!

    They will find it, and you don't want to be 1 month out from commissioning after 2 yrs when they say the Thanks, but no thanks!

    People worry about this exam, because little things that they never thought would matter becomes the weight around their neck.

    The fact is you can worry about it 24/7/365 days a yr., but this is an issue you have little to no control over, compared to cgpa, PFT, AFOQT, etc. DoDMERB Q's or DQ's, branches waive. Waivers vary depending on the career field too. I.E. A cadet with a rated slot has a higher bar to meet than a non-rated cadet.
     
  10. dunninla

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    I think you mean aglages, not agagles. :)
     
  11. Pima

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    Yep, you are correct. Sometimes fingers type slower than the mind processes your thought.:shake:
     

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