tattoo wavier for ROTC

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  1. SagenZolanski

    SagenZolanski Member

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    HEY YA'LL!!:biggrin:


    Im new to this forum so I'm not sure if anyone has asked this before. has anyone on here gotten a tattoo wavier to participate in FT or anyone know someone who has?
     
  2. Pima

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    Not sure I am following your question, because you would have to get a waiver for the tat prior to contracting, hence, it is not a question for FT, I am assuming since you said FT, you are talking about AF(SFT) and not Army (LDAC).

    To contract you must submit a picture of the tat and it's location.
     
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    they told me before i compete for a spot for SFT i would have to get it removed. but if it is "excessive" and thats the only issue with it could i get a waiver for it?
     
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    Are you a 200 or a 100 or a candidate?
     
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    candidate
     
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    I have to ask is this for an HSSP AFROTC scholarship? Why do you give a rats butt if the AF does not offer your MOS? I am not following you...you want AF, but they don't offer your AFSC and your tats are an issue.

    You are 17/18 in the ROTC program, if you were enlisted this would be moot. If the AF does not offer your career field, why post tattoo or AF to Army?
     
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    because i did Air Force Junior ROTC in high school and this is were my true interest in the military came from, so of course I'm going to follow that path rather then go a different one wen i already know everything air force. its not for a scholarship i plan to be a non scholarship cadet. i already am in college with 2 1/2 years under my belt. I AM 19 YEARS OLD WILL BE 20 IN a couple of months. i posted the other thread because i was still going to do Air Force ROTC to see if they have that job or similar in the AF, if not i would then transfer to Army ROTC

    if in any of my messages i upset you in anyway i do apologize for that, it was not intended. i don't want nobody to have any problems or animosity towards me
     
  8. Pima

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    Sagen,

    You have never offended me, and I am sure never offended anyone else. I hope I have not offended you with my questions. That is the problem with an internet forum, it is not in real time, and nor can you decipher intonation within the post.

    Please refer to my other post you created which is about AF to Army for other issues.

    The fact is this thread should have started in the DODMERB forum. It is a DODMERB issue because you will be physically removing it from your body, which will require healing time, and can have side effects.

    I am not a doc, but IMPO, I don't see it is an issue even if it requires a waiver because I believe the waiver would be granted.

    I mean this is kindness, but if the AF is your path, the tat is the smallest of the issues.

    The AFROTC CC stated that had to be removed, but what did they say about your chances for SFT?

    SFT is determined by a lot of things, scholarship recipient is not one of them.
    1. Major
    ~~~ Are you tech or non-tech? Tech gets points for OML over non.
    2. GPA
    ~~~ 3.0 as a non-tech with or without a tat, will hurt you...gpa is a part of the OML
    3. PFT
    ~~~ Assuming you are not in ROTC now, have you done the PFA? What are your scores?
    ~ Assuming from your avatar, you are a girl, since the hair is too long for a guy. What is your run time? Sit ups? PFT under 95 will HURT. PFT is part of the OML
    4. Commanders Rec
    ~~~ Is the biggie, and the fact will be that they will know the cadets that have been there since freshman yr. They are not going to play favorites with them, but SFT packets are sent in after fall semester, that means you have 1 semester to shine.

    No SFT = no commissioning.

    Many, many cadets that join as a soph, do go to SFT, even with waivers, but they have the whole package from majors to grades to PFT to jobs in the det.

    Start talking to the det. Let them groom you for SFT. You do not want to be a name without a face to connect.

    I have to say, you are state you have 2 1/2 yrs in college. Assuming you did Jump Start in HS, but your posts do not state that you have 2 1/2 yrs at that college, or you did Jump, and went 2 yr college, now transferring to a 4 yr.

    The tat waiver is not your real problem for the AF. If your graduation date is 2013/14, that is your real problem. 2 1/2 yrs means you passed the SFT marker which occurs at the end of 2 yrs. It means you expect to graduate in a yr that was hit hard by AFROTC.

    Now if you did 2 1/2 yrs with Jump, and expect to transfer over to a 4 yr in Dec. and graduate in 15 the scenario changes again regardless of the tats.
     
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    i did 2 1/2 years but they were mainly developmental class except this semester , so those of course do not transfer. which makes me a second semester freshmen and class of 2015 :frown: but i choice to go Army.
     
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    Happy to read you made a decision. My very best hopes and wishes for you that every dream comes true.

    Thank you for stepping up to the plate and defending this nation.

    God bless and God speed!

    PS 2015 will be here in a blink of an eye. Trust me.

    Please update us with your future. You are a great asset to this web site community. Candidates, cadets, and lurkers will benefit from your personal path.
     
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    Thank you and I will
     

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