Army ROTC Scholarship Winner Next Steps

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Cblue, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Cblue

    Cblue Member

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    I have Uploaded and accepted my 3 year scholarship for the university of West Florida and have a couple questions..

    1.) Will there be training before classes begin in the fall? If so, when does it begin and how do you know what dates you’re obligated to be moved in.

    2.) Do rotc cadets go through basic?

    3.)When do we get the information on how to complete the DOMERB?
     
  2. jimmy3

    jimmy3 Member

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    1) usually no there's no training before the fall semester of your first year
    2)they don't go through Basic training however there is an opportunity to go to basic camp as a summer event after your MS1 year. It's not mandatory if you're going into the university as an MS1
    3) If i remember correctly you will get an email but don't quote me on that. Not sure when you will get it.
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    No...There is no Basic training for scholarship winners. Until you are contracted you shouldn’t be doing any training, and once you are contracted, you should be looking for opportunities like CULP or ABN/AAS or Army internships, not Basic Camp.

    DODMERB instructions are right in the additional information tab on the application website. You should also be getting a letter or email, but look on the application website

    Each Army ROTC does there onboarding a little differently, so instead of asking random people on an anonymous discussion board, you would be best served to contact your new ROTC Battalion and ask them what the process is. Keep in mind there is still one more round of offers, and the ROO at the school probably hasn’t even started planning whatever they do. In my case about a month after third round offers go out, when I know who has accepted, who has declined, and who is actually coming to Clarkson will I start sending out information about onboarding (paperwork, orientation, PT test). That’s late April/May. In the meantime, I’m hoping all my inbound freshmen will be reaching out to me, keeping me informed, and asking lots of questions about what to expect.
     
  4. jrwork

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    This is exactly what DS has been doing and his ROO has been extremely helpful and proactive with information. He already send a list of classes that DS needs to register for when he does his school orientation and instructions on how to request ROTC housing, and has requested birth certificate, SSC, and immunization record. We are just sitting on everything, though, except for sending DS's medical qualification, while we wait for USMA to make appointments.
     
  5. shast

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    I was just awarded a 3 year scholarship from the March Board, and I couldn’t be happier as it came right after finding out I didn’t make any of the Academies. I have 2 questions:
    1) How long does it normally take the letter to come in the mail.

    2) I was DoDMERB qualified for bothering USMA & USNA. will that carry over or will I need to go through the process again?

    This site has been a wealth of information through this whole process and although I didn’t get my first choices, I consider myself very lucky & fortunate to have received this opportunity...

    GO ARMY!!!
     
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  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    The DoDMERB exam carries over. When ROTC kicks off the process they'll discover the current record and use that. It's good for 2 years.
     
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  7. TexasAggie204

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    Good attitude Shast - much admiration for your desire to serve our country in the military.
     
  8. shast

    shast Member

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    Thank you.... One less thing to do...
     
  9. packchamps

    packchamps New Member

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    For West Point cadets purchasing boots is required - is it required for ROTC as well? Or would it be recommended?
     
  10. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    In the past, contracted cadets were issued boots by the battalion.

    However many cadets still purchased their own Garmonts, Nike's, Bellevilles etc.
     
  11. packchamps

    packchamps New Member

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    thank you for the reply. Would you recommend waiting to be issued boots or purchase them during the summer to wear them in? In addition, are there any specific boots that you would recommend to purchase?
     
  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    Wait and see how you like your issued boots before you spend any money. You won’t be wearing them that much as an Army ROTC Cadet. If you don’t like what they give you then you can see what the upper class men are wearing and ask for some for Christmas.
     
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