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FiveByFive

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Well....she already had a really strong application. But, during AIM, the cadre discuss how the AIMSTERs are doing. Her cadre told her she was one of the top. Based on his verbal feedback, I am assuming he wrote something similar in his evaluation. I do not know if she got to see the actual evaluation or not.


Lots of AIM kids, lots of cadre, lots of "strong" applications. I would think that it would be almost impossible for one member of the cadre to compare their "AIMsters" to others that they did not lead.

Whatever the facts might have been, it all worked!
 

Swimmom816

Proud Parent: DD1 AROTC '22 and DD2 USCGA '24
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Thanks Baseball Guy.. My DS did apply EA but will likely need a waiver. I am a little concerned he has not yet been contacted to initiate his DODMERB and he submitted his EA application all complete in early October. Wondering if that length of time is sign that he might not be a good EA candidate
Its just the end of October now; My DD went through a 5 month process getting her waiver. There is still plenty of time for the process to unfold. The length of time is no way a signal of being a good candidate...its just a lot of "moving parts". Hold on for the ride.
 

Swimmom816

Proud Parent: DD1 AROTC '22 and DD2 USCGA '24
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I completed AIM this past summer, and according to the admissions classes that we undertook, around half of the incoming class to CGA were former AIMsters (please correct me if I am wrong). Also, many of the AIM Cadre were prior AIMsters; in fact, 5 out of the 6 cadre for my platoon completed AIM. It is also a thing you are able to check off on the CGA application.
Rising 2C cadre make requests for what they would like to do for a summer cadre assignment, but the ultimate decision comes from leadership as to their placement. The fact that 5 out of 6 cadre from your platoon completed AIM may be because that was simply something they had experience with and would therefore be a good fit to lead. AIM gives a potential candidate insight to what it is like to be at the academy and that leads them to a better understanding if going there would be a good fit for them.
 
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