Originally Posted by Ken2012
Sir, is that just senior ROTC? I've read about some stories of how some high school students showed up in JROTC or some other cadet uniform. It appeared to go well based on the reading. But I digress.
In my opinion, that goes for any uniform. Your packet for your nomination says you're a JROTC/ROTC cadet. Were I on the board, I would look at the uniform and think, "this kid really wants to play up his ROTC gig, to the point of throwing it in everyone's face." To me, it reeks of brown-nosing. JROTC is an extracurricular, nothing more. If you were the band leader, would you wear your marching uniform? No, of course not. Wearing the uniform, in this guy's opinion, says more negative things about you than positive things. Let your resume speak for itself. You speak for yourself when you answer questions. Your clothes needn't say anything more than "I dressed nicely because I take this seriously." They should not say "Look at me, look at me, look at me!!! I did JROTC and don't you forget it!!!"
Just my opinion.