Aside from boxes of Kleenex, do I need to bring anything to the ceremony? I saw something about coins for the bars? What is the ceremony like? Any preparedness tips welcome.
DS has had all his ASU stuff for months from Marlow White.
It is normally your DS/DD's responsibility to procure the silver dollar. There are types that are more commonly used used than others - like a Morgan silver dollar, for example. I can't recall specifically what it was, but I know there was some special significance to the coin my son chose to give to his NCO and he selected it carefully.
I would expect it would be across all branches. 30+ years ago, when AF OTS was still at the Medina Annex, Lackland AFB, when I was commissioned, my father, a retired AF MSgt, gave me my first salute; I gave him my silver dollar.
Thank you for posting those clips. My recently retired BIL will be saluting DS (AROTC).
What is the typical schedule at a commissioning? I'm clueless, DS started to explain but I'm not sure I caught everything, and I know better than to call the cadre office to ask! Hope someone here can give us an idea of what to expect... Are active duty (or Guard/Reserve) family members expected to wear uniforms?
The wearing of uniform by attendees is by their personal preference. However, if one of the attendees comes in uniform and is an O6 or above, you should give the ROTC detachment a courtesy call to let them know.