Who is in charge?

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  1. curious83

    curious83 Member

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    My son is applying for both Army ROTC and Navy ROTC-Marine. Does he wait for someone to contact him about the PMS interviews or does he need to call a unit and schedule it himself?

    Same for the Navy/Marine Fitness test...The Army one is going to be done by his cross country coach next week...When he finished the Navy ROTC application, it listed a name and number of a recruiter. Is that the person he should be calling? Or the person that should be calling him?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Can't speak to Army. Navy may call but if they gave you a number I'd reach out. Since they gave you the number of a recruiter you will want to make sure you're speaking to someone knowledgeable about ROTC. Not all recruiters are, but there should be someone in the office who is. The Marine PFT will be conducted by some Marine Sgt. normally immediately after the officer interview. It is the full Marine PFT for which you can find info (including scoring) online. It is much more important to a NROTC MO scholarship than any other service.
     
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    With the NROTC Marine Option scholarship, you will also have an interview with a Marine Officer. This is often conducted at the same time as the physical fitness test.
     
  4. Falcon A

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    For Army ROTC it is on you to make the call to the PMS for the interview. I think his Army ROTC portal should indicate on the last tab/page in the portal if he has done enough of the steps and is ready for the interview or not.

    It is recommended that you interview at your #1 choice school and let them know you want to go there; however, they recognize that may not be practicable, so it is fine to schedule the PMS interview at a "local" ROTC battalion at a college or university that is close to you.
     
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  5. Axxif

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    To add on, some Army units would instead prefer you contact their ROO instead of the PMS for the scholarship; their job is recruiting for ROTC (although they might also help with some enlisted recruiting as well), so they would definitely be knowledgeable on things you'd need. The interview itself might be conducted by the PMS or the ROO, just depends on how the unit itself operates that you decide to interview at
     
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    ROOs do not do anything related to enlisted recruiting and are not part of US Army Recruiting Command. They only deal with ROTC (and most are usually current or former officers).

    Always talk with the ROO first.
     
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  7. BigBillNY

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    Curious- One piece of advice that my DS received last year during the AROTC application process was to try and interview at one of the schools they are interested in. (Travel constraints do apply)
    We drove about 2 1/2 hours (130 miles) to interview at one his choices. He got to meet the PMS and ROO and they took a few minutes after the interview to speak with me about the program too. My DS won a 3year on the 2nd board.
     

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