2 week NROTC Orientation - Middle of the Summer?

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  1. NDROTCDad92

    NDROTCDad92 Member

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    DS just got Fed Ex from his unit telling him that the school is having orientation for 2 weeks at Great Lakes Naval Station in the middle of the summer (last two weeks in July). I’ve always seen orientation being one week before freshman arrive on campus.

    The unit is paying all transportation costs, and it looks to not be mandatory, but highly encouraged.

    Anyone else have this schedule?
     
  2. lucky8

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    This new orientation is being test run with this year's class of midshipman candidates. I had the opportunity to speak with the captain in charge of all nrotc units and they are implementing more uniformity in the nrotc program with this new orientation and the "crucible" for 2/C cruise. Your DS is lucky to have this experience, the candidates get a uniform introduction to the Navy and will get time firefighting, doing damage control and a day or two at the range. Test pilot year for both programs is this year and it should be fully implemented next year.
     
  3. lucky8

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    A quick follow-up-- the candidates will not receive any qualifications in pistol, firefighting or DC, it is just an introduction. They WILL get qualifications during 2/C cruise.
     
  4. NDROTCDad92

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    Will they all be at Great Lakes?
     
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    DS also received the letter regarding the 2 week indoctrination at Great Lakes. It states that he has been selected for this program. From the wording, it seems that one should have a good reason if they are unable to attend on the dates assigned. He will be there July 22 to August 4. It states that they will be evaluated physical fitness, basic military knowledge and how they perform on tasks that require teamwork and critical thinking.

    Luckily getting him there won't be a problem, we only live 1 hour away. I wonder if the new program is only being tested with units that are close to Great Lakes Naval Station. DS is going to Wisconsin but he knows that the Marquette Unit was also attending at some point this summer.
     
  6. NDROTCDad92

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    My DS will also be at Wisconsin. Marine Option. Congrats.
     
  7. lucky8

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    No it will only be some of the incoming candidates at great lakes, upper class mids will be elsewhere.
     
  8. NDROTCDad92

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    From how many schools? Any idea?
     
  9. lucky8

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    No information on that sorry, all I know is not my school!