Now that LDAC is over and the new MS4's are in the process of Accessions and Branching I just had a few question for those that might be in the know since things have changed so much this year. Will cadets know their OMS score, since the OML will not be published will they at least have this number to help guide them in branch selections? Will the Cadre know the cadets standing on the OML, will they know ahead of time if the cadet will make AD. If the PMS knows the OML standings on the AD list for each cadet, will they be able to use that information when counseling the cadet? Are those cadets that finish in the top 10% of the AD OML still given their first branch choice. Will these cadets know if they are in the top 10% before they make their branch wish list? If the PMS does not know the OML standings of each cadet, how will this effect the way the provide branch counseling? With cadets not knowing their standing on the OML I would imagine that using the past Branch Models to access where they stand and what their chances are for a particular branch won't be much help this year. It will be very interesting to see how the counseling and branch selection goes this year with cadets kept so much in the dark as to where they stand. Since cadets will not find out if they even have made AD until at the earliest Nov. 12th, it's going to be a rush for them to make other plans if they don't make AD. How will these cadets that don't know if they have made AD until branching results are released select a branch, since the process is different for the Reserves and NG then AD Branching. Will these cadets just have to start over, looking for a unit that has an opening for their desired branch. To me it seems like this new process of keeping the cadets in the dark will make it a lot harder for the cadets trying to figure out their branch selections, and the Cadre trying to counsel them on how to make those selections. Under the old system when my older son branched, almost everyone in his Battalion received one of their top 3 choices. I credit this to very good counseling by the PMS and the fact that the cadet had the information needed to make suitable choices. The new system takes away a lot of that information. I can forsee a lot of cadets thinking they are higher on the list then they really are, and listing branch choices that are out of their reach. The result may be a lot of cadets receiving branches they didn't want, had they known better where they stood they could have listed something else they may have preferred. This will be an interesting board to read when the results are finally posted. Best of luck to all the MS4's.