Hey Guys. (Disclaimer: This is my first post on a forum...ever. So please forgive me if I'm not doing something right) Synopsis: I began AFROTC (no prior ROTC experience/USAF knowledge) in January 2015 as a AS100 and started learning of USAF customs/courtesies/commands etc. The majority of AS100's were in the second semester and up to speed with USAF basics, while I'm playing catch up. My drill wasn't as sharp; verbiage/responses were incorrect at times and I haven't been given a chance to demonstrate leadership yet. I'm keeping all of this in mind that the Cadre may notice this. (Most Cadre members don't even know my name) I learned of how competitive it is (even with Cadets within the Detachment) for SFT. and I basically want to be a "impressive" Cadet to attract the Cadre and hopefully gain a EA slot (but by not being a kiss-a**). I'm currently a AS100, with a 3.0 GPA (tech major) and 90PT score. I have improved in USAF basics as a Cadet. Question: I want to be seen as a "committed/model" Cadet, but like I said not "kiss-a**". I however want to feel relaxed and accepted by other Cadets and not a "Mr. Goody 2 Shoes" or "that guy". Can you guys give me some tips for being an impressive cadet? For example: I greet a member of the Cadre on a non-AFROTC day (I'm in civies), an Officer responds "Hey, how are you doing?" do I say "Outstanding sir/ma'am" or "Pretty good (or other more relaxed term). NOTE: I know no one can be perfect; but I had a life-changing experience by almost not graduating from high school on time, after years of accepting mediocrity. I'm now committed to the "Excellence in all We *I* Do" core value. Thanks.