Who's still waiting on AFROTC?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by GemStateMom, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. GemStateMom

    GemStateMom Member

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    Just wanted to find out how many of you out there are patiently (ha!) waiting to hear the results of the last AFROTC board. DS has already registered for AFROTC at local college, so will participate regardless, but still holding out hope for the scholarship. We visited the college Friday, and the Recruiting Flight Commander said he would probably know this week, but we may not know for a couple of weeks. Good luck to all those still waiting!:smile:
     
  2. Germanican Kid

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    I'm still waiting.
     
  3. delaney

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    We are still waiting to hear as well. Last year there were 30 AF ROTC scholarships at Texas A&M for freshmen. It will be interesting to see how many there are this year with the budget crunch.
     
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    Our DS received his AFROTC scholarship in February. His file was completed in December but missed the December review so he was reviewed in January. Sorry to hear so many people are still waiting. It has been a lot of hurry up and wait this school year! Good luck to those still waiting!:smile:
     
  5. GemStateMom

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    How did you find out how many scholarships they had last year?
     
  6. Pima

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    AFROTC is not like AROTC or NROTC, so please don't assume that there is a specific number alloted.

    AFROTC scholarships are not tied to the college per se, all the collge has to do is be on the AFROTC approved list. It is tied to the cadet, thus, last yr Texas A & M may have had 30, and this yr they could have 35 or 19. It is all about how many on scholarship attend the school.

    I would take the leap that every det in the nation will see their scholarship recipients numbers will be less, but that has more to do with force shape re-structuring than anything else. It also may be a budget impact, but again, I place more on force shape than the budget. They are looking to reduce the incoming classes of the AFA for this yr and next, and maybe 17. The budget is a motivator, but the fact is they need less officers in the pipeline because classes of 2009-12 were larger than needed, which means they have to shrink the pool to keep the ranks in alignment.

    Always remember the AF has a formula, X amt of officers to enlisted. X amt of Flag to Field, Field to Company. Currently due to the economy they have too many Company, and a way to get the rate in line is to reduce the amount coming on board. VSP is very costly, and a RIF creates morale issues. They are better off to not bring more in and slowly lose via attrition than a VSP or RIF.

    The ones that get in will be sitting pretty because those class yrs will be small and the AF is cyclical. Binge, Purge, Binge again. Right now we are at purging.
     
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