Visiting NROTC at a college soon... any advice?

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  1. Coolcats

    Coolcats Member

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    I'm currently a junior by the way... I'm meeting the prospective student guy at the unit... any advice for dos/don't, anecdotes, etc?
     
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    Do listen. Do ask questions. Do dress appropriately -- collared shirt, tucked in. Khakis. Be confident, but don't brag. Do ask for a tour. Be engaged.
     
  3. Coolcats

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    Thanks- should I wear a tie? And is it possible to get an interview from someone at the school's NROTC unit?
     
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    I don't think a tie is necessary. Just look nice. I don't know about an interview. We toured the unit after my son's acceptance and spent time with his Lt. and met the outgoing CO as well. They were both happy to answer questions.
     
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    Depending upon when you go, the cadre may be working on finishing up graduation and orders for those midshipmen heading off to summer training. But you can always request an appointment and I am sure someone would help you out. As we get into the summer, the cadre may be on leave or away from school for other reasons. But there should always be someone that can answer questions. If you go during the school year, you can ask to speak with current students and even attend some classes (shadowing them).

    No need for a tie. Appropriate civilian attire for midshipmen is khaki's (don't wear jeans) and a collared shirt (dress or polo). If you match that attire you should be fine.

    This interview will have no bearing on any future application you submit. It is a great chance, however, to ask any questions on NROTC scholarships, college side-load scholarships, unit training, life as a midshipman, etc.
     

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