ALO question

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by kkg2000, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. kkg2000

    kkg2000 Member

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    I know there are a few ALOs on here. Hopefully one if you can give me your thoughts.
    My DS is applying to the USAFA. That is his number ONE school. He is also applying for AFROTC scholarship as a back up plan (as well as 10 other schools).
    My questions:
    Does the academy know he is applying for AFROTC as well?.
    Is it something he should mention in an interview?
    Will it anyhow have a negative impact with admissions if they know he is also applying AFROTC?

    Thank you for any input
     
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  2. tx2022

    tx2022 Member

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    I am not an ALO but recently had my interview. She did not know, but I told her. She said that it was good I told her because it show your true desire is to serve and not just go to an academy. Hope that helps.
     
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  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    The Academies all understand that a prudent candidate is going to have a plan B school (and Plan C, D etc.). Your DS is not going to be penalized for it. The AFROTC officers all understand that the USAFA is first choice for many. They are also interested in convincing the best candidates that attending a "normal" school can lead to the same 2nd LT commission.

    Both sides are vying for your DS's attention as well as vice versa! I would not worry about being honest about interest in both sides.
     
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  4. kkg2000

    kkg2000 Member

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    Perfect. That is what I thought, but I wanted to make sure. Thank you!!!
     
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  5. kkg2000

    kkg2000 Member

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    Thank you!. And good luck to you!!!!.
     
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    flieger83 Super Moderator 10-Year Member

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    The "I'm not al ALO..." comment was "spot on!"

    I like to know whether or not a candidate has applied for precisely the reason stated: it tells me they're serious about becoming an officer.

    The academy? They don't need to know.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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  7. 6KDogwhistle

    6KDogwhistle Member

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    No need to "play games" when applying to the academy and/or AFROTC scholarship. As mentioned, applying for both bodes well for the candidate because it shows his/her motivation to serve. The "games" begin once he/she gets there and go into full force on active duty.:director:
     
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    Christcorp 10-Year Member

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    There might be some competition for candidates between Air Force, army, navy, coast guard and merchant marines. But in the end, especially when it comes to the academy and rotc, we are on the same team. A graduate from the Air Force academy and Air Force rotc will both be officers in the Air Force.

    As mentioned, they love to see the commitment. And most ALOs even ask and suggest, if you haven't already, that you SHOULD be applying to rotc as well.
     
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  9. kkg2000

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    Ok. Thank you.