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    ADSO and Branch Detail

    1) I know that with an ADSO you sign up for additional service to help get the branch you want. What are the best branches to ADSO for if you're an average cadet? 2) I know that Branch Detail also gets you your preferred branch in exchange for serving in another branch. What branches can you...
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    Chaplaincy through AROTC?

    Hello all, I'm an AROTC cadet studying English and Political science. I am strongly considering becoming an Army chaplain but was unsure if pursuing it through ROTC was a good idea. I have been told that it's better to direct commission as a chaplain rather than doing it through the Chaplain...
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    USMA Candidate Questionnaire 2019

    Hello, as you probably know, the USMA candidate questionnaire form opened today. I was planning on completing it ASAP, but I became unsure when I got to the sports and school activities section. I am planning on playing varsity baseball this spring, but tryouts haven't started yet. I am also...
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    Average GPA?

    Just wondering but does anyone know what the average high school unweighted and weighted gpa is for cadets? I know about 80% are in the top 20% of their class but does anyone know their actual high school gpa?
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    AFROTC Cadet Wing Commander Interview

    Hi all, Got selected to be interviewed for the CW/CC position for next semester. I was hoping if you had any advice and/or documents (OPLAN, handbook, insights) for me in preparation for the interview. If you are a POC, I'd appreciate what CW/CC can do to help the detachment run smoothly. If...
  6. jcgc745

    AROTC Waiver for ADHD and Adjustment Disorder?

    This is what it states so far: 28-Jun-18 Application Status Change Date 28-Jun-18 Date applicant entered into DoDMERB system 28-Jun-18 Application Added 12-Jul-18 Actual date of exam 20-Aug-18 Date exam received at DoDMERB 20-Aug-18 Medical data entry 23-Aug-18 Date letter sent - Remedial(s)...
  7. sherrie

    Amazing Insight into the First Year at the Military Academies

    This video gave me amazing insight into the first year at the military academies. It shows all 4 and gives information about each one and what the cadets go through their first year. I learned so many new things and why they do what they do during the first year. Also, I thought after this...
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    VMI Cadet Ranks and Insignias?

    What are the order of ranks in the Corps of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute from least to greatest and what do each of the insignias look like for each rank?? I am very eager to memorize the chain of command and ranks at VMI before I matriculate this fall. Also, what is the application...
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    Workout Plan for AROTC

    Hi, I will be entering AROTC this fall as a non-scholarship cadet. I'm trying to prepare for the fall; however, I cannot make a solid workout routine and end up doing sporadic and ineffective workouts. This is partially because I don't know how to tailor a workout to my needs and end up making...
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    USMA SLE Session 1 Accepted 2018

    Hey guys! For everyone that was accepted into SLE 2018 session 1 Congratulations! I wanted to make this thread so we could get to know each other and answer any questions that we may have. If you could please introduce yourself and say where your from that would be great, Thanks!
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    Apprehensive about the future

    Hello All, I am a sophomore cadet currently in AFROTC not on scholarship. I originally entered college on a 4 year technical scholarship, however, I ultimately decided that a technical degree was not in my best interest academically and dropped the scholarship just before the start of this...
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    Retirement

    From what I understand, after service academy graduates hit 20 years, they add the 4 years to their years of quality service. Under the new retirement system, is there any compensation for this, or do cadets not receive anything?
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    AFROTC - Saluting multiple cadet officers

    Greetings everyone, I have been a cadet basically for a few weeks. I'm from Puerto Rico and the program go started again last week after the hurricane. I was in this situation and I haven't found information in official manuals or handbooks. So before asking my flight commander about it I would...
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    Getting into tough academies

    My name is Cody and I am 17 going into my senior year at a private college prep school. I struggled with some personal issues these past couple years and as a result my grades suffered. As of now, I have a 2.7 ( 3.0 in a public school) and play baseball, involved in 4 clubs, and am now starting...
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    Cadet Taxes - Form 8880

    Looking for some advice on whether cadets can claim the "Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions" IRS Form 8880? They wouldn't qualify if ... for IRS purposes ... they are defined as a "student": meaning enrolled at a "school" which includes "technical, trade, and mechanical...
  16. LovroG

    International Cadets

    Hello, My name is Lovro, I am 17 and I come from Slovenia. I have been actively researching the possibility to attend the Air Force Academy as an international cadet for the past 2 years or so. I got plenty of answers from the American side, Ive talked to multiple cadets via Skype and have a...
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    AOG / WEBGUY

    Can anyone give me some insight about whether or not it is worth the price of $36 a month to join the AOG and gain access to webguy photos. Do they just post scores of random shots and you have to fish through them to find your cadet? Do they filter the shots of your cadet for you and archive...
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    Present for upcoming Cadet to West Point

    My friend is going to West Point in the Fall, and I want to give her a mug that is custom painted. Will she be allowed to bring that? I am not quite sure what the regulations are.
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    USAFA Cadets: Long-Distance Relationships?

    So I applied to USAFA, went to their Summer Seminar, but wasn't appointed. It's fine, but my girlfriend was appointed and will be attending this summer. This has kind of conflicted me because I know she won't have access to a lot of communication for the first couple months. With this being...
  20. craiyan2

    AFROTC Transfer to USAFA

    Hi- I'm only a sophomore but I'm planning future contingencies if I don't get accepted by the ever-so-selective Academy straight out of high school. I have multiple questions about AFROTC, so bear with me. 1) If I decide to attend a civilian university, is the AFROTC a worthwhile program and...
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