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    AFROTC/NROTC - Careers out of Electrical Engineering

    I've searched this forum and found a lot of incredibly helpful peers and intuitive lines of questioning so I figured I'd shoot my own, Thank you for your time and consideration. I am currently 26 and enrolled at a local college, in order to transfer to one of my state colleges for Electrical...
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    NROTC - Quit to Enlist & then come back to Officer

    Good evening everyone. This is a strange question but I'm curious what the community has to say. I'm an incoming 4/C Marine-Option in NROTC with a 35 ACT, 3.9 High School GPA, and both a 300 PFT & CFT. I THINK I love the idea of going straight into the officer corps, and I'm excited for my...
  3. FØB Zero


    Howdy y’all, If I join AROTC in college, is it reasonable to still apply to my top choice of another SA branch? (Will this put me behind other applicants for USAFA/USNA? Will I still be able to get a nom from AROTC to USNA?) Thank you.
  4. FØB Zero

    NROTC (Marine Corps v Navy)

    Howdy y’all, I was curious whether how the route one chooses for NROTC (Marine Corps v Navy v Navy Nurse) affects his/her ROTC experience in college... Does everybody in NROTC train together, participating in the same activities, regardless of which path in the navy ppl choose? Or do they...
  5. J

    PLC but I won't meet the age requirements?

    Hello everyone! I am currently a junior in high school and I have been planning my way to becoming a pilot for the USMC. Part of my plan involves going to PLC during college to get a guaranteed flight contract. I want to do PLC in my freshman and sophomore year rather than the 10 weeks for...
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    VMI NROTC Commissioning?

    I will be attending VMI this fall (or whenever COVID-19 finally lets up), and I am planning to pursue a commission in the Navy. However, I didn't pick up the 4-year scholarship. I am going in as a Tier 3 Major (History), and I don't want to force myself to pursue a Tier-1 Major because I know...
  7. Z

    Under Waiver Review vs Under DoDMERB Review

    Hi! I applied to 3 academies and NROTC. I have a medical disqualification and received a waiver for both USNA and USAFA. NROTC is still pending—for weeks my status said “Under Waiver Review”. Just recently my status for NROTC has changed to “Under DoDMERB Review”. What is the difference between...
  8. Therese_In_Denver

    "ISR" NROTC Award comes with a pretty big Catch-22

    This morning, DS got a call from his NROTC recruiter saying that he must make his decision by Monday 1/6. Accept the "Immediate Scholarship Reservation" or decline the scholarship and "take his chances" waiting on USNA. This is not a case of an 18 year old misunderstanding... I was standing...
  9. hbrady

    ROTC Interview Tips

    Before my NROTC Interview I was looking through the forums for any advice I could find. Most threads weren’t up to date and there wasn’t a lot of information about what women should wear for the interview, so I thought that I’d drop my two-cents here. Interview Tips Be overqualified This may...
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    Senior Military Schools and NSI

    Hello all, I am currently a NROTC MO scholarship holder at a senior military school. Last summer we were notified that we would be going to NSI and then later notified we would not be going. That made sense considering we would receive extremely similar training/stress-testing during our 4th...
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    NROTC Question

    Hi, I am currently a senior applying for the NROTC scholarship but have a few questions. I understand that we are supposed to list 5 of the schools that you want the scholarship to in the application. Knowing that I have to apply to all five of the schools, my question is what happens if I get...
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    NROTC Essay

    If someone could read over my essay and provide any feedback, that would be awesome! Discuss your reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer. Specifically comment on leadership positions you've held, the challenges you have faced and the lessons you have learned. (2500 characters) I am...
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    Hello all, this is my first post but I couldn't decide whether to study at usna or nortc. I want to be swo. So I asked for your advice
  14. jcobbdawg

    denied travel reimbursement

    DS flew from San Diego to Georgia for a few weeks before he reported to Norwich U so he flew from San Diego to Orlando to Vermont. He was denied travel reimbursement because his flight had to be direct from San Diego to his school. Is there anyway around that like an average flight travel...
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    NROTC RL Service Assignment

    Hello all, I am currently a 3rd year student in the NROTC program and I will be submitting my service assignment package in about one year. Has anyone here had any experience with attempting to be assigned to a Restricted Line (RL) designator? It's no secret that most NROTC accessions are...
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    Hello all, I am currently a freshman and re-applicant to USNA attending a 4 year university in California and I am enrolled in our school's NROTC program. I have molded my schedule around what a plebe at USNA might take, including Calculus, Chemistry (with lab), and an English Comp. class and...
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    NROTC Scholarship and Reapplication to USNA

    Hello, I have a question regarding the reapplication process to USNA and the acceptance of an NROTC scholarship. I am currently applying to the Naval Academy for the class of 2024. If I don't get an appointment, my plan B is to apply for a 4-year NROTC scholarship and reapply to the Naval...
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    Swearing In

    So, kind of a dumb question, but I'm swearing into my unit on a two-year Navy Advanced Standing contract and I was wondering, how many parents attend their college Junior's swearing-in to the Midshipman Battallion? Is it weird if my parents come?
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    Initial PFT

    Howdy y’all I know that to activate the Marine option scholarship at the start of freshman year we must pass a PFT. Does it need to be a 1st class score?
  20. P

    Trouble emailing NROTC recruiter

    I have been having trouble emailing with my recruiter. My recruiter stated that an email would be sent along with many attachments and due to the content included in the email it often gets placed in a persons spam or trash folders. He recommended that I decrease my security settings on my email...