Seeing all the new applicant posts and questions brings home it has been almost a year since oldest son started his AROTC application, ultimately receiving 2nd round scholarship. He has been working on PT all summer, gathering his gear, and leaves for AROTC orientation in a few days. He sent and received an encouraging letter from a classmate finishing up Swab summer CGA and while he is excited also showing some nervousness his mother and I have been keeping in. Posters on this Forum were very helpful as we navigated this new area. The AROTC updates on applications, DODMERB, CULP and CIET were very informative, along with basic info on socks, boots, backpacks and headlamps. I regularly emailed him links or clippings of areas I thought would be useful also which he may or may not have read. Hoping regular AROTC posters keep the information coming on all aspects of AROTC and the thereafter. Best of luck to all in this new application cycle and keep the faith.