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    Chances of waiver for heart anomaly?

    I know this is a very specific question that nobody may be able to answer, but I’m wondering if having an Azygos Continuation of the IVC is a disqualification for a pilot slot/AFROTC. It’s asymptomatic with a normal EKG, and I can’t seem to find too much info on it. I’ve looked at the medical...
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    Question about USMA, USNA USAFA

    I'm currently a Sophomore and can I able to get into USMA, USNA USAFA with a weighted GPA of 3.64, unweighted 3.28? Also, I'm in junior varsity for wrestling and I'm going to do track next semester, also I have 110 hours of community hours, I'm in the minority. Lastly, I'm an officer in the news...
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    Who is the best leader you have had in your life and why? What qualities make him/her such a great and inspirational leader? Who is a subpar leader you have had? What qualities made them subpar/unlikeable? Any input is greatly appreciated!
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    Just curious... are military-civilian or Army-Army relationships easier/less stressful? What is your opinion? Why?
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    What to disclose to a recruiter and checking medical records

    Hi, I have been interested in joining the Air Force for years now. I am 23 and have decided it is finally time. The only thing I am still unsure about is the medical history, what disqualifies you, what you can get a waiver for, and checking medical records. I have been told so many times to...
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    Commission into 17A after AROTC?

    When I start college I am interested in joining the army rotc. However, I have not been able to find out if it is possible to be commissioned into the army as a cyber operations officer (17A) after graduation. This is assuming I will receive a scholarship. I will be pursuing a cyber security...
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    Alcohol Consumption - Hospitlization (Want to join ROTC)

    Hi everyone, About a year ago, when I was 19, I had gone to a formal event and had never drank before and did not plan on it. I honestly do not even remember consuming any alcohol, but ended up very intoxicated. I requested my friend to get me a ride home since I knew I did not feel right - and...
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    Want to join ROTC as a Sophomore

    Hi everyone, I would like to join ROTC as a sophomore. I was wondering how the process goes compared to MEPS. Is a Med Read done first or the actual physical? How would I qualify for a scholarship? Some more personal info: I have a history of scoliosis - no longer have it. Unfortunately, got a...
  9. B

    VMI Ratline & PT

    What are some of the specific exercises that VMI Cadre make rats do during the ratline? How many reps and how many sets? How often? How can I best prepare in terms of muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance before I matriculate this fall? Would maxing out my VMI Fitness Test or APFT help...
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    Best Way to Avoid being a lousy "Butter Bar" 2nd LT after ROTC & SA??

    Does anyone have any good advice on how to best prepare in Army ROTC to become a decent Infantry Platoon Officer and to avoid bad "butter bar" lieutenant mistakes?? What are some common mistakes that newly commissioned 2nd lieutenants make after completing ROTC and Service Academies? Would it be...
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    Most notable military generals/leaders, theorists, and strategists of all time in history?

    Who are the very best historical figures (generals, nation leaders, statesmen, monarchs, philosophers, military theorists) to study from in terms of leadership, strategy, tactics (in modern conventional warfare, siege warfare, maneuver warfare, guerrilla warfare, sea, air, etc.), different types...
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    Minutemen Scholarship vs ROTC

    Hello! I am a rising senior and I am interested in joining the military. I want to do the AROTC but I will probably not get it because of my gpa. I read about the Minutemen scholarship and I wanted to know the answer to a couple of questions: 1. How competitive is it? I have a 3.39 gpa and...
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    How competitive is it to get the Army 2 year Early Commissioning ROTC Scholarship?

    I don't see many forums talking about the ROTC ECP scholarship, so I'm just wondering how competitive it is. Is it as competitive as the 4 year national ROTC scholarship or what?
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    Off Topic- National Guard Help

    I've been interested in joining an academy in the past but had changed my mind to potentially joining the national guard. From that experience, I know this is a great forum for help and I couldn't find any other good forums for asking questions. If anybody can, can someone tell me the success...
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    AROTC Scholarship Chances

    Curious if anyone has input on my chances of receiving any type of scholarship for Army ROTC 3.3/4.0 gpa (unweighted) (all honors and 4 AP, 8 total AP by end of senior year) 1250/1600 SAT (640 math, 610 english) Varsity tennis one year (all conference) National Math Honor Society National...
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    BCT Letters

    1. Do the DS/cadres read Cadet mail/letters? 2. Would the instructors be allowed to read the mail if everything is written on plain white paper without decoration? 3. Where do the students keep their mail received during BCT?
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    ROTC Scholarship Chance????

    I plan on applying for AROTC, NROTC, and AFROTC. I am currently a high school junior and plan on majoring in Aeronautical Engineering. GPA - 3.6 UW 3.76W SAT - 1150 (Planning to retake in 2 months) ACT - Have not taken yet Class Rank - Top 25% Classes - 4 Honors and 1 AP. Planning to take...
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    My chances to get into Westpoint?

    Hi everyone. I would like some insight on how my resume stacks up. my GPA is a 4.23/5 so about an 84%. I have taken AP bio AP Environmental Honors Spanish, and an Honors science research program. I have interned at the Columbia NYSPI for schizophrenia, and am currently interning at Nvidia in...