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AFROTC commission/ cutbacks

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by eagleman, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. eagleman

    eagleman 5-Year Member

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    I am curious to know what the reality of receiving a commission in the Air Force if one is a non-scholarship cadet. My concern is that the AF is only giving commission slots to those who hold scholarships because of all the cutbacks. Is this true?
     
  2. JeRDLe

    JeRDLe 5-Year Member

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    having a scholarship has nothing to do with progressing through ROTC and gaining a commission, at least not in the direct sense. (the sense in which you are asking the question)
     
  3. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    When you are a C200 you will go up for the SFT board. If selected you become a POC. The board has criteria where points are awarded for the WCS. Nowhere on that packet do they state scholarship or non-scholarship. It is what they will call "blind" or masked.

    The board does not know, nor do they care. It is all commander rec, gpa, pft, and AFOQT points. Notice no % for scholarship.

    Also please understand scholarship recipients are the minority, not the majority in any det. Our DS's best friends are all non-AFROTC scholarship, he is the only scholarship cadet out of his group. They all will be commissioned this May...and yes, the ones that asked for UPT got UPT. Like I said to the boards that is not a factor at all.

    If they only offered commissioning to scholarship cadets, they would only be commissioning about 10% of the cadets, nowhere near the 50% of the original C100 class sizes.
     

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